MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OP - NEXT, the 2017 Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) Conference takes place May 4 to 6 at the Ontario Science Centre

TORONTO, April 26, 2017 /CNW/ -

What

The Ontario Science Centre is hosting the 15th annual Canadian Association of Science Centres Conference. The three-day event is expected to welcome over 150 delegates from across the country. This is a chance for science centre leaders to reflect on today's opportunities and challenges facing science centres, as well as discuss their role in shaping the future.



When

May 4 – 6, 2017



Who

Friday, May 5 at 8:00 a.m. Official Opening
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will welcome delegates of the Canadian Association of Science Centre's annual conference.




Friday May 5 at 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Nina Simon is the Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. She will focus on how to make science centres more relevant and make the work of such organizations more essential and valuable to the communities they serve.




Saturday May 6 at 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Sheila Watt-Cloutier is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Inuit leader and Advocate/Activist. She will present her new model for 21st century leadership and share her passion on the urgency of climate change and its connection to today's broader public issues.



Where

Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON
Please enter via main lobby.

Media Contacts: R.S.V.P by May 2 to Jefferson Darrell: Jefferson.Darrell@osc.on.ca

SOURCE Ontario Science Centre

For further information: Anna Relyea, Director, Strategic Communications, 416-696-3273, c: 416-668-1967, Anna.Relyea@osc.on.ca; Jefferson Darrell, Media Relations Officer, 416-696-3154, Jefferson.Darrell@osc.on.ca; Amanda Blitz, Media Relations Officer, 416-696-4578, Amanda.Blitz@osc.on.ca

RELATED LINKS
https://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca

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