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Call for Learning Session Speakers

We want you! With your experience and expertise we can jointly develop an innovative virtual conference experience.

Join us, May 25-27, 2022, for the CASC 2022 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

CASC 2022: ACTION TO IMPACT is a three-day virtual conference, presented by the Canadian Association of Science Centres. This year's program features a daily Keynote Speaker, a series of learning sessions, and  opportunities to network and engage with colleagues and peers from coast to coast to coast.

We are now looking for people to share their case studies, ideas and innovations with colleagues!

Below are the details to help you prepare your learning session proposal.


Conference Theme

Our theme for this year's conference is ACTION TO IMPACT.

Science engagement organizations have long been catalysts for action in advancing science communication and literacy across Canada. These science centres, museums, and outreach organizations are where the rubber hits the pavement and theory is put into practice.

The need for meaningful impact has never been so great in the face of climate crisis, reconciliation, systemic inequity and racism, science misinformation, and globally in addressing the UN sustainable development goals. The work requires sustained effort.

In a time of disruption, with organizations facing limited resources, the 2022 CASC conference will examine actions for driving courageous change and creating generational impact.


Sub-themes

The CASC 2022: ACTION TO IMPACT virtual conference will explore the following sub-themes:

Uprooting Inequity: Mobilizing change for systemic impact 

    • Implementing inclusive practices in science engagement
    • Creating inclusive and accessible spaces and exhibits
    • Realizing traditional knowledge systems as being essential in STEM
    • Engaging in authentic community partnerships and co-creation for lasting impact

Collaboration in Action: Locally, regionally, nationally

    • Creating and scaling effective national programs using a local cultural lens

    • Developing impactful learning approaches, including partnerships with schools and school systems

    • Engaging your audience in action using effective strategies for outreach and public programs

Impact Evaluation: Methods and Strategies 

    • Exploring the complexities of measuring the impact of digital engagement
    • Understanding the art and science of revealing genuine impact through the use of qualitative and quantitative methods
    • Demonstrating the importance of building and nurturing relationship to achieve targeted outcomes

Organizational Capacity: Evolution and Revolution

    • Supporting workforce preparedness in a time of disruption
    • Adapting your organizations to new realities
    • Adopting sustainability practices to address the climate crisis and supporting the transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions

No travel will be required to speak at CASC 2022: Action to Impact virtual conference and all speakers receive free entry to the conference.

If you feel that you have something to say on one of these sub-themes, we invite you to submit a proposal to speak at the CASC 2022: ACTION TO IMPACT virtual conference.

Sponsorship Opportunities

CASC 2022: ACTION TO IMPACT conference learning sessions focus on sharing actionable insights and are not sales pitches for product and services. We are providing  separate opportunities for organizations and companies seeking to showcase products and services. Please reach out to Marianne Mader at mader@casc-accs.com to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

TIMELINE

December 16, 2021: Call for learning session proposals are open.

February 28, 2022 (11:59 PM PST) : Proposal submission deadline (no extensions)

March 21 - 25, 2022: Session's Primary Contact will be notified of selection results.

April 4, 2022: Submit finalized session descriptions with speaker(s) headshot and bio.

April 15, 2022: Online Conference program is live.

May 10, 2022: Deadline to submit any pre-recorded content (no extensions).

May 25,26 or 27, 2022: Delivery of your CASC 2022: Action to Impact learning session(s) (virtually). 

Thank you to our sponsors!

CASC is extremely grateful to the organizations that have chosen to support CASC 2022, and would like to thank them for their generous support. Contact-mader@casc-accs.com for information on sponsorship opportunities.


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