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Communities For Change

From local action to global impact, community science engagement is essential for making positive societal change. The informal science learning sector functions as a community. Each organization is a hub that connects their audiences to each other, and to science relevant to their lives, their families, and their culture. From climate change to health to tackling misinformation, encouraging evidence-based decision making is essential for an equitable, thriving, and sustainable future. Each of us are leaders. Together, we drive change.

Hosted by Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation

Ingenium represents a collaborative space where the past meets the future in a celebration of creativity, discovery, and human ingenuity. Under the Ingenium brand, the three museums — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum — provide a sensory experience that immerses young and old alike in the countless ways science and technology connect with Canadians’ everyday lives.

Presented by the Canadian Association of Science Centres

Founded in 1985, CASC has hosted 20 conferences from coast-to-coast-to-coast, connecting science centres, museums, aquariums, planetariums, zoos, and informal science educators. CASC’s role is to build relationships between science and society by providing knowledge, representation, support, and services for our members to thrive. Our mission is to help build a thriving science and innovation culture in Canada by making science approachable, relevant, and accessible. 

Conference Venue: The Shaw Centre

The 2023 CASC Conference is being hosted at the Shaw Centre located in downtown Ottawa. The Shaw Centre is a leading venue in inclusion and environmental and social sustainability. 

*Conference Workshops on May 16 will take place at the Canada Science and Technology Museum

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

CASC is extremely grateful to the organizations that have chosen to support CASC 2023, and would like to thank them for their generous support. If you'd like to become a sponsor, click here or contact

Health and Safety

The health and safety of our participants are a top priority. Please note the following recommendations:

  • Please stay home if you or anyone in your household is symptomatic of a respiratory infection.

  • While wearing masks in public spaces is no longer mandated, masks are highly encouraged and will be provided along with hand sanitizer.

  • We encourage participants to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines and boosters for optimal protection.

  • Here you will find our Conference Code of Conduct

CASC Conference Refund Policy: If you’re unable to attend the CASC 2023 conference, we encourage you to transfer your registration to another person. If you are unable to transfer your registration and require a refund, the deadline for a full refund (less an administration fee of $50) is May 1, 2023. No refunds will be issued after May 1, 2023.

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