Science Center World Summit (SCWS) 2017

November 15, 2017 3:00AM to November 17, 2017 12:30PM
Hosted by: 
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Tokyo, Japan

The Science Centre World Summit (SCWS) is a global meeting of professionals of science centres / museums and their networks from around the world. The SCWS2017 will be held in Japan, representing countries in the Asia and Pacific region, at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan).

SCWS 2017 will be held over three days. The focus each day will be related to the theme “Connecting the World for a Sustainable Future”- complete with plenary sessions, panel discussions, poster sessions and parallel sessions.

Nov 15: Global Sustainability

Science centres are, and aspire to be hubs connecting all entities in society, encompassing perspectives to find creative and collective solutions to global challenges. The first day provides opportunities to discuss the contribution of science centres to “sustainability” in all its forms in terms of local, regional and global challenges. Participants will share, collaborate, and co-create unique solutions to achieve goals.

Nov16: Co-design for Transformation

Society needs to transform/evolve to address global sustainability. Science centresendeavor toencourage citizens and all society to partake in co-design to create and incorporate shared visions. The second day activates institutional discussions, involves all sectors,and harvests the collective intelligence of research organizations, businesses, the arts, education, policy makers, and citizens on how to best collaborate to achieve goals.

Nov 17:Personal Engagement with Science

Science centres need to further incorporate personal engagement to transform attitudes and behaviors to global challenges as science and technology changes at astonishing speed. The third day discusses how science centres can encourage a progressive, personal process that will enhance a centre’s mission and generate new approaches towards personal transformation.