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Save the dates: Cross-network science engagement executive forums

All six networks are taking part in the forums

A series of international forums for chief executives of science centres, museums, and science engagement organisations.

Save the dates

The six regional networks of science centres and museums that span the globe: ASPAC, ASTC, Ecsite, NAMES, RedPOP, and SAASTEC, are together offering three online forums for their members’ chief executives on the science engagement field response to, and recovery from, the Covid-19 pandemic. With the Covid-19 crisis, science centres and museums, as well as other science engagement organisations worldwide, are facing similar challenges and opportunities, which affect and modify their financial sustainability, their organisational structures and needs and their societal role.

In these three forums, up to 85 leaders from around the world will share their reflections and put their collective intelligence together to understand, focus, and distil the new opportunities and challenges brought about by the pandemic.

The dates, the times, the themes

Tuesday 29 September, from 14.00-16.00 CEST: Planning for financial sustainability

Tuesday 27 October, from 14.00-16.00 CEST: Managing change and shaping our organisations

Tuesday 17 November, from 14.00-16.00 CEST: Envisioning our societal role

More information on the session themes and breakout-session topics will be provided in early September, stay tuned to our news pages and social media channels.


Each virtual forum will last two hours, with plenary moments and intimate break-out sessions.

A maximum of 85 chief executives - up to 15 representatives per region - will be welcomed in a space safe for discussions, without recording, proceedings, or observers.

How to register

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, handled by each of the networks to ensure global participation. Access to the online forums will be limited to chief executives.

Registration for Ecsite Full members executives will open on Tuesday, 8 September - the link will become available when registration opens.


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  • covid-19