The 6th Science Centre World Congress will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, 4-8 September 2011. Enjoy stimulating congress sessions, challenging workshops, a great social programme and the chance to visit Cape Town, South Africa.

Your hosts, the MTN Sciencentre, the Southern African Association of Science and Technology Centres, and the North Africa and Middle East Science Centers Network, look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town.

With the theme Science Across Cultures”, the 6th Science Centre World Congress will encourage reconciliation between different cultures and a greater appreciation of the role that science centres can play in highlighting each culture’s unique contributions to science, technology and science education.

Call for Sessions – Parallel Sessions Programme
The parallel sessions programme is designed not only to provide presenters with an opportunity to contribute to the congress, but also to maximise opportunities for participants in sessions to share ideas.

Click here to download the Call for Sessions document for full information, including deadlines, proposal requirements and descriptions of the sub-themes and session formats.

The 6th Science Centre World Congress will focus on the following four cross-cutting sub-themes:

  1. Science as part of culture.
  2. Building communities through science: the role of science centres.
  3. Recognising the multi-cultural roots of science and technology.
  4. The value of Indigenous Knowledge Systems.

Sessions can be proposed in the following formats:

  • Panel Discussion
  • Forum Discussion
  • Workshop
  • Poster Sessions

You are invited to propose a session under one of the four sub-themes and selected formats. All session proposals must be submitted no later than 31 August 2010, using the electronic session proposal form available on the 6SCWC website here.

Click here to download the full Call for Sessions document
Click here to submit a session proposal online

6SCWC Website

The comprehensive 6SCWC website is now available. Click here to view the “new look” website with updated congress information, including the congress venue, the programme, the social programme, and the congress destination: Cape Town, South Africa. You can also sign up for the mailing list in order to receive all the congress announcements.

Click here to visit

Attendance Survey

The 6SCWC Organising Committee would be grateful if you would complete a short survey on your thoughts regarding attending the 6th Science Centre World Congress. For example, if you do not plan to attend the congress, we would like to know why. This survey is being carried out in order to ascertain the likely attendance level for 6SCWC and we would appreciate your feedback.

Please click here to complete the short survey

Este blog cuenta con la colaboración de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología – Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación