Join us May 9 to 11, 2018 in Prince George, BC.

CASC’s 16th Annual Conference is expected to welcome over 130 delegates from across our country. Hosted by the Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre,  this year's conference theme is LHULH’UTS’UT’EN (Lull uts soo tan), a Lheidli T’enneh (Klayt lay ten eh) word meaning "Working Together". 

The three day conference features pre-conference and post-conference activities, two keynote speakers, over 20 engaging learning sessions, and networking events that include a welcome reception, a tradeshow and our national CASCADE Awards Gala .

Preliminary Program (Subject to change without notice)

Wednesday May 9, 2018

 7:00 AM   On-site Registration Opens
 9:00 AM  Pre-Conference Tour
 10:00 AM Pre-Conference Workshop
 6:00 PM Welcome Reception

Thursday May 10, 2018

 7:00 AM   On-site Registration Opens
 8:15 AM  Breakfast & What's New at Your Science Centre 
 9:30 AM  Concurrent Sessions:
  • Inclusivity: Worldviews and your Science Centre
  • Marketing and Me: Working with your team to reach your audience
 10:30 AM   Concurrent Sessions:
  • Bridging Science & Tourism to reach diverse audiences (& generate revenue!)
  • TBA
 12:00 PM  Lunch at the Trade show
 1:00 PM    Concurrent Sessions:
  • What's happening in space: 2018 and beyond
  • Making New Friends - Partnerships, Networks, and Collaborations
  • Symbiosis: Scaling STEM Learning Through Deep Collaboration
 2:00 PM  Concurrent Sessions:
  • Strengthening our Connections: How Can the CSA Support Your Scientific Communication Efforts?
  • Accessible Exhibit Design Strategies
  • TBA
 3:00 PM   Health Break at the Trade show
 3:30 PM   Keynote - Deanna Burgart 
 4:30 PM   CASC needs you! CASC 2019-2022 Strategic Plan Session
 6:30 PM   Way Late Play Date

Friday May 11, 2018

 7:00 AM   On-site Registration Opens
 8:00 AM  Breakfast 
 9:00 AM  CASC Annual General Meeting
 10:00 AM   Concurrent Sessions:
  • Family Science Capital
  • TBA
  • TBA
 11:00 AM  Concurrent Sessions:
  • Working Together and Working Fast
  • TBA
  • TBA
 12:00 PM  Lunch at the Trade show
 1:00 PM   Keynote (TBA)
 2:00 PM  Concurrent Sessions:
  • Bridging the Gap Between Science & Society: The Vital Role of Authentic Scientific Voices in the Public Education of Critical Issues
  • Does student success in STEM require mentors?
  • TBA
 3:00 PM   Health Break at the Trade show
 3:30 PM   Concurrent Sessions:
  • Co-Creating Exhibitions with Indigenous Communities
  • TBA
  • TBA
 4:30 PM   Concurrent Sessions:
  • Brainstorming: Sharing is Caring
  • TBA
  • TBA
 6:30 PM   CASCADE Awards Gala

Saturday May 12, 2018


CASC 2018 Conference Host


Thank you to our Sponsors


Jennifer Annaïs Pighin

(CASC 2018 Logo)