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ASP 2014 Annual Meeting -- Early Bird Registration Extended to May 31, New Program Details!

Posted on May 30, 2014 - 4:31 PM CDT

Tags: General Public | SMD E/PO Community | Conference / Meeting

Celebrating Science: Putting Education Best Practices to Work

August 2-6, 2014

Hyatt Regency, Burlingame, CA


Greetings! Just a reminder that "Early Bird" registration is now open and the special rate is available through May 31st.

Join the ASP and your Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) colleagues and professional peers to explore the latest in formal and informal education best practices. Engage and network over three days of presentations, panels and workshops - and learn from some of the leading experts in our field!

Updated Plenaries, Panels and Workshops

  • Milton Chen, Senior Fellow and former Executive Director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation will deliver the Supporters Luncheon keynote address*
  • Kick-off plenary will feature a discussion with high-level STEM agency administrative officials, tackling Co-STEM and the future of federal funding and programs in STEM education/outreach, with panelists Shelley Canright (NASA Education) and Janice Earle (NSF Education and Human Resources).
  • Panel moderator Bonnie Meinke (Space Telescope Science Institute) will lead Increasing Diversity in Earth and Space Science, an interactive plenary discussion with panelists sharing their perspectives from working with diverse audiences, including Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and girls and women. Panelists are: Gibor Basri (University of California, Berkeley), Annette Lee (St. Cloud University), Karen Kenney (Girls Inc. of the Island City), and Salvador Acevedo (Contemporanea).
  • Panel moderator Dennis Schatz (Pacific Science Center) will lead a Working with Scientists Who Interact with Public Audiences plenary, about enhancing the science communication skills of research scientists. Panelists will include Katherine Nielsen (UC San Francisco), Suzy Gurton (ASP), and Sue Ellen McCann (KQED and the Center for Advancing Informal Science Education).
  • Panel moderator Linda Shore, new Executive Director of the ASP and prior Director of the Teacher Institute at the Exploratorium, will lead a Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) plenary to address implications for schools, school districts, and teacher professional development providers. Panelists include Janet Carlson (Stanford), Julia Plummer (Penn State), and Caleb Cheung (Oakland USD).
  • Panel moderator Sanlyn Buxner (Planetary Sciences Institute) will lead Weighing the Balance of Science Literacy in Education and Public Policy. Plenary panelists will include Chris Impey (University of Arizona) and Bryce Johnson (Exploratorium).
  • Keynote speaker Dennis Bartels, Executive Director of the Exploratorium, will address connections across formal and informal STEM learning.
  • Other plenaries and concurrent sessions will explore NASA EPO impacts and metrics, public science literacy, "big science," and amateur astronomers' impact on research and outreach.


*Luncheon is by invitation only; please contact Kathryn Harper, kharper@astrosociety.org for more information.

Check the Annual Meeting site regularly for updates about transportation, hotel information, Burlingame dining/eateries, regional attractions, and more.