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5th Science Centre World Congress

The Ontario Science Centre was the proud host of the 5th Science Centre World Congress which took place from June 15 to 19, 2008 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto. Themed Science Centres as Agents of Change-Locally, Nationally and Internationally, this was the first time that the congress was held in North America.

This triennial international congress brings together CEOs and senior decision makers from the world’s leading science centres to discuss issues and opportunities in the field, and the central role science organizations play in increasing the public's engagement with science.

Check out videos showing the provocative and stimulating speeches delivered during the Congress’ sessions by keynote speakers including:

  • Stephen Lewis, former United Nations Ambassador and Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
  • Jennifer Corriero, co-founder and executive director of TakingITGlobal
  • Dr. Mohamed H.A. Hassan, executive director of the Academy of Science for the Developing World
  • Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Inuit leader, advocate/activist Arctic climate change and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize nominee


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