Celebrate 150 years of Canadian science and innovation and five decades of science centres engaging Canadians. Drive the conversation that will define our future. What are the enduring lessons? What do we leave behind to move forward? What’s next?

We invite you to join us May 4-6, 2017 at the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) Annual Conference in Toronto. 

CASC’s 15th Annual Conference is expected to welcome over 150 delegates from across our country. This three-day conference, hosted by the Ontario Science centre, features pre-conference activities, engaging learning sessions, keynote speakers, and events that include a welcome reception, a tradeshow and our national awards gala.

The goals of the conference are to inspire, to build capacity and to foster collaboration. 

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CASC 2017 Keynote Speakers 

Nina Simon

Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History 

Friday May 5, 2017 - 9:15 am ET

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate

Saturday May 6, 2017 - 2:00 pm ET


Hack & tinker your way through Toronto's makerspace scene!

Behind the scenes of the Aquarium’s life support systems & animal husbandry areas.

Other Pre-conference Opportunities

Science North and Dynamic Earth: You’re Invited! Where can you: get up close and personal with a beaver kit, be immersed in an underground mine and experience Canada’s newest motion capture theatre? At Science North and Dynamic Earth of course!

Kick off your CASC experience with a short side trip to visit two of Canada’s largest science centers located in Sudbury, Ontario on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Learn more

SK Films Presents - May 5, 2017


Friday night in Toronto, so much to do.  Learn more

CASCADE Awards Gala - May 6, 2017

We look forward to seeing you all with drink in hand as we recognize the outstanding people, programs and exhibits in Canada's science centres, museums, aquariums and planetariums! 

View this year’s CASCADE Awards Nominees here.

CASC 2016 Highlights