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The Annual Canadian Association of Science Centres conference is less than a week away! We look forward to connecting with our national network virtually from June 1-3, 2021. Learn more.

CASC 2021 Conference Updates

Join us, June 1-3, 2021, for our first-ever VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

CASC 2021: Future Imperfect 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 daily prerecorded learning sessions, and daily opportunities to network and engage with colleagues and peers from coast to coast to coast.


Opening Keynote: June 1

The Power of Indigenous Inclusion and Innovation in Navigating a Future Imperfect

Role of Indigenous innovation and inclusion and how it can help accelerate leadership for the future, with introductory remarks by Dr. Alejandro Adem, NSERC President.

Keynote Speaker:

Kelly Lendsay 

President & CEO, Indigenous Works

Plenary Panel : June 2

Mind the Digital Gap

An expert panel exploring digital engagement strategies in a Future Imperfect with introduction by Dr. Nipun Vats, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Research at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada  (ISED). 

Moderator: Ryan Dodge, Chief Digital Officer, Ingenium


  • Dana Allen Greil, VP Marketing, Monterey Bay Aquarium

  • Samantha Yammine, Founder Science Sam Media

Plenary Panel : June 3

Trust in the Age of Misinformation

Expert panel will explore the concept of trust in a misinformation age and specifically science communication strategies during COVID-19, with introduction by Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada.

Moderator: Danielle Nadin, Co-Director, SciComm Collective and Co-Founder, Black in Neuro


  • Dr. Krishana Sankar, Community Partnerships Lead & Science Advisor, ScienceUpFirst

  • Dr. Lisa Richardson, Clinician-educator, University Health Network

  • Tim Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health, Law & Policy, University of Alberta.

CASC 2021 VIRTUAL Conference schedule

June 1-3, 2021, from 12:30 pm ET to 4:30 pm ET (daily).

Visit the CASC 2021 website for the full conference schedule. CLICK HERE!

Association Info

> CASCADE Awards Update

This year, CASC will celebrate the outstanding people, programs and exhibits from across the CASC network on September 23, 2021.  We have made changes to the award categories and eligibility.  Keep an eye out for the call for nominations coming soon.

> CASC Annual General Meeting (virtual)

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, June 23, 2 PM - 3 PM (Eastern Time)

News & Opportunities


        Canada Science and Technology Museum's Curiosity on Stage Evening Edition is back! On May 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., you're invited to join a FREE virtual edition that addresses the future of accessibility.


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