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Mission Statement

The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is an organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering the public understanding of science among increasingly diverse audiences. ASTC encourages excellence and innovation in informal science learning by serving and linking its members worldwide and advancing their common goals. ASTC provides professional development for the science center field, promotes best practices, supports effective communication, strengthens the position of science centers within the community at large, and fosters the creation of successful partnerships and collaborations. The Tech Museum of Innovation is an educational resource established to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives, and to inspire the young to become innovators in the technologies of the future.

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Science centers and museums in Northern California will open their doors to colleagues from around the world during the ASTC Annual Conference in San Jose, September 18-21. Addressing the conference theme "Sustaining Innovation in an Era of Rapid Change" will be keynote speaker Steve Wozniak, Apple Computer co-founder and one of the innovators who put Silicon Valley on the map. Speaking for the farm workers and immigrants who have played a major role in California's rich and turbulent history will be a second keynote speaker, playwright and film director Luis Valdez, often called the "father of Chicano theater."

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