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NAMES 2018 looks forward to welcoming you at Alexandria, Egypt

The science communication field is growing fast in the NAMES region and it is critical for us to learn from best practices around the world. In this light, NAMES 2018 is preceded by TWO Pre-conference Workshops that focus on capacity building in specific areas critical to the growth of science centers and museums. One workshop focuses on exhibits development and the other is about streamlining your content and strategy to attract visitors and stay relevant.

NAMES 2018, will take place 24-26 October 2018, back at the Library of Alexandria, Egypt, where it will be hosted by Founding Member, the Planetarium Science Center (PSC), in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of NAMES 1st conference and GAM, NAMES 2008, which was also organized at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, home of NAMES Secretariat Office.

360°: See It All! (الصورة كاملة) is the theme of NAMES 2018. It is a call to look at work in science centers and museums from all angles, functions, and contexts, to be contemporary to where the world is now while we create, connect, and commit. Indeed, the role of science centers and museums is to communicate and connect. We communicate science and connect people through knowledge and awareness; a feat that requires us to create contemporary, relevant, and empowering content. Science communication professionals are expected to set an example of scientific, critical, and sustainable thinking; of professional performance and service; and thus, of holistic assessment and approach to managing and developing institutions.

NAMES 2018 subthemes are:

  • Content – Creating Shared Experiences
  • Connections – Creating links
  • Commitment – Creating your sustainability

Online registration is closed; Onsite Registration and Payment will be available through NAMES 2018 Registration Desk at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center, as of Monday, 22 October, 9:00, until midday Thursday, 25 October.

*NAMES Full Members are kindly requested to attend NAMES 6th General Assembly Meeting (GAM), which will take place the day following the conference; Saturday, 27 October 2018, at 10:00.