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ASP Annual Meeting

The ASP’s 2014 Annual Meeting will be held August 2-6, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA, just south of San Francisco. The Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) workshop will be held August 2-3, 2014. The E/PO Meeting will be held August 4-6, 2014.

Online Registration is closed. On Site registration will be available during the meeting.

Celebrating Science: Putting Education Best Practices to Work through

  • Supporting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Engaging with 21st Century Media and Technology
  • Enhancing Science Communication Skills and Practices
  • Evaluating, Assessing and Documenting E/PO Impacts
  • Promoting Multicultural Diversity and Gender Equity
  • Using Authentic Science and Citizen Science
  • Improving Our Professional Practice

Plenaries, Panels and Workshops

  • Milton Chen, Senior Fellow and former Executive Director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation will deliver the Supporters Luncheon keynote address
  • Kick-off plenary will feature a discussion with Martin Storksdiek of Oregon State, previously Director of the Board on Science Education (BOSE) at the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences, tackling Federal STEM Policy and Politics, and Their Impact on Astronomy EPO: Reflections and Provocations.
  • Panel moderator Bonnie Meinke (Space Telescope Science Institute) will lead Increasing Diversity in Earth and Space Science, an interactive plenary discussion with panelists sharing their perspectives from working with diverse audiences, including Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and girls and women. Panelists are: Gibor Basri (University of California, Berkeley), Annette Lee (St. Cloud University), Karen Kenney (Girls Inc. of the Island City), and Salvador Acevedo (Contemporanea).
  • Panel moderator Dennis Schatz (Pacific Science Center) will lead a Working with Scientists Who Interact with Public Audiences plenary, about enhancing the science communication skills of research scientists. Panelists will include Lakisha Witzel (UC San Francisco), Suzy Gurton (ASP), and Sue Ellen McCann (KQED and the Center for Advancing Informal Science Education).
  • Panel moderator Linda Shore, new Executive Director of the ASP and prior Director of the Teacher Institute at the Exploratorium, will lead a Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) plenary to address implications for schools, school districts, and teacher professional development providers. Panelists include Janet Carlson (Stanford), Julia Plummer (Penn State), and Caleb Cheung (Oakland USD).
  • Panel moderator Sanlyn Buxner (Planetary Sciences Institute) will lead Weighing the Balance of Science Literacy in Education and Public Policy. Plenary panelists will include Chris Impey (University of Arizona) and Bryce Johnson (Exploratorium).
  • Keynote speaker Dennis Bartels, Executive Director of the Exploratorium, will address connections across formal and informal STEM learning.
  • Other plenaries and concurrent sessions will explore NASA EPO impacts and metrics, public science literacy, “big science,” and amateur astronomers’ impact on research and outreach.

2014 Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits

ASP 2013 Annual Meeting Highlights (pdf)

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Calling 2014 Annual Meeting Volunteers!

Anyone interested in volunteering with the ASP and helping to make our 2014 Annual Meeting in Burlingame (August 2-6) a great success is encouraged to contact Albert Silva: asilva {at} astrosociety.org. Volunteers will be needed in a variety of roles – from registration to workshop support to overall logistics. Apart from hobnobbing with some of the science world’s best and brightest, what’s in it for you? Well, volunteers who commit to one full day will receive a complimentary ASP Individual Membership, and get to attend the Annual Meeting for one non-volunteer day as our guest. University students, astronomy club members, teachers, science enthusiasts … all are welcome to sign up early and join the ASP as we continue to advance science literacy through astronomy!