North Africa and Middle East Science Centres Network (NAMES) Conference 2018

October 24, 2018 to October 26, 2018
Hosted by: 
Planetarium Science Center
Alexandria, Egypt

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 Alexandria, 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

Registration is now OPEN; hurry up and register before 30 April to benefit from Early Bird Rates for both individuals and groups. The Call for Session Proposals is also open; make sure to carefully read the Session Proposals’ Guidelines and submit an exciting proposal for an innovative session before 31 March.