MTE director to chair science congress
Dubai, August 14, 2011
The director of Imagineering at Dubai and Cape Town based MTE Studios, a consultancy firm specialising in interactive exhibitions, will chair an upcoming science congress in Cape Town.
The sixth Science Centre World Congress will be held from September 4 to 8.
“The Science Centre World Congress is held every three years in a different continent. It is the main gathering of science centre professionals in the world and has three main goals: to assess the status of science centres worldwide and plot the way forward, to facilitate strategic discussions on new challenges and opportunities for science centres, and to promote the growth of science centres in the region in which the World Congress is being held,” said Professor Mike Bruton.
“The Science Centre World Congress in Cape Town will be attended by over 380 delegates from more than 60 countries, including delegates from the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and various Muslim countries in North Africa.”
“In addition, a three-day capacity building workshop will be held before the main congress to develop the skills of science centre professionals in Africa and the Middle East. MTE Studios is delighted to be a supporter of this exciting and inspiring event,” Prof Burton added.
Ludo Verheyen, CEO, MTE Studios and Professor Bruton will be part of the concurrent sessions addressing science centre and museum professionals from around the world at the congress where the consultancy firm will also have a team available at the exhibition running parallel to the congress.
Verheyen with fellow delegates will highlight the opportunities created by acknowledging the multi-cultural roots of science and technology at the sessions.
With the theme "Science Across Cultures", the 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.
In the plenary sessions, an international range of speakers will challenge the status quo and propose challenging new ideas. Sixty concurrent sessions on a range of challenging and inspiring topics will provide a comprehensive overview of strategic thinking in the science centre community today. – TradeArabia News Service