ASTC 2022: What's Next

Schedule Overview

ASTC 2022 Annual Conference
September 12–15, 2022
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

All times are EDT


Saturday, September 10, 2022


6:00 pm–7:00 pm Early Satellite Pickup for Preconference Intensive Participants, Exhibitors, and Sponsors
The Westin Pittsburgh

Sunday, September 11, 2022

8:00 am–5:00 pm Registration opens
9:00 am–6:00 pm Preconference ASTC Intensives (half-day and full-day)^
1:00 pm–4:00 pm ASTC Board of Directors meeting*
6:00 pm–7:00 pm Navigation and Networking Gathering^
Open to all; first-time attendees especially invited
The Westin Pittsburgh, Westmoreland Central/East
7:00 pm Preconference Meet Up
Backyard at 8th and Penn

Monday, September 12, 2022

7:30 am–5:00 pm Registration open
8:30 am–9:00 am Meet and Greet Breakfast
9:00 am–11:00 am

Opening Plenary Session

KEYNOTE: “Small Talks/Big Ideas”
  • Aditi Gurkar, University of Pittsburgh Aging Institute
  • Valerie Kinloch, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
  • Bill Strickland, Manchester Bidwell Corporation
  • Anouk Wipprecht, FashionTech designer
11:00 am–5:00 pm Exhibit Hall open
11:00 am–12:00 pm Exhibit Hall kickoff event
12:00 pm–1:00 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:00 pm–1:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
2:00 pm–3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
3:30 pm–4:00 pm Break in Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm–5:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
7:00 pm–11:00 pm Party at the Carnegie Science Center^

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

7:30 am–5:00 pm Registration open
9:00 am–9:30 am Tuesday breakfast
9:30 am–10:30 am

Alan J. Friedman Science Center Dialogues

“Preparing the Public for Future Pandemics: Fostering Collaboration Between Research and Engagement”
  • Erica Kimmerling, dialogue moderator and discussion catalyst
  • Jayatri Das, The Franklin Institute
  • Paul Duprex, University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research
10:30 am–5:00 pm Exhibit Hall open
11:00 am–12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
12:30 pm–2:00 pm

Reconnect, Recharge, Refocus 

Pick up your lunch in the exhibit hall and participate in one of the many activities from roundtable discussions—to opportunities to move and play—to a sneak peek of a new science film.

2:00 pm–3:15 pm Poster Palooza and Networking in the Exhibit Hall
3:30 pm–5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
5:00 pm Exhibit Hall closes
7:00 pm–11:00 pm Party at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and Museum Lab^

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

8:00 am–5:00 pm Registration open
8:15 am–8:45 am Wednesday breakfast
8:45 am–10:30 am

Plenary Session: Recognition and Keynote

Presentation of Roy L. Shafer Leader Edge Awards

KEYNOTE: “When You Wonder, You’re Learning”
  • Gregg Behr, The Grable Foundation
  • Ryan Rydzewski
10:30 am Book signing with Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski
Copies of When You Wonder, You’re Learning will be available for purchase from Riverstone Books
10:30 am–12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
10:30 am–1:30 pm Hands On Science Showdown
Hands-On Science Showdown community event with local students
12:00 pm–1:30 pm Lunch at Hands-on Science Showdown
1:45 pm–3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
3:30 pm–5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
5:00 pm–6:30 pm Rooftop Reunion
Reception for all conference participants on the Rooftop Terrace 
TBD Community events, receptions, and dinners^

Thursday, September 15, 2022

9:00 am–1:00 pm Museum Experience Day
Carnegie Science Center and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

* by invitation only
^ pre-registration required (selected events may require additional fee)

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