The Science Centre World Summit (SCWS) is a global meeting of professionals of science centres / museums and their networks from around the world.
What is SCWS?
The Science Centre World Summit (SCWS) is a global meeting of professionals of science centres/museums and their networks from around the world, convened once every three years.
The first Summit met in Belgium, as a representative of European countries, at TechnopolisR in 2014 and resulted in the Mechelen Declaration which is the action plan for the international science centre field and their partners commit to concrete actions toward the enhancement of public engagement for a better world. Following that, the second Summit will be held in Japan, representing countries in the Asia and Pacific region, at Miraikan in 2017.
Global issues have arisen that concern us all. Governments, industry, international institutions, research/education communities, all recognise the importance of public engagement in scientific and technological development. The collaborations amongst all stakeholders are crucial for humans’ welfare and prosperity.
The SCWS offers an opportunity for science centres / museums to discuss their strategies for their new roles in society. At this Summit, representatives of participating science centres / museums will have discussions with scientists and educators as well as other stakeholders in society, including policymakers, industry and citizens communities, and build varied partnerships to create new approac h to global issues followed by concrete actions.
SCWS2017 brings together all areas of society creating innovative working relationships instrumental to SCWS’s continued evolution.
SCWS2017 collaborates with all of Asia to enhance the world summit experience now and into the future.
SCWS2017 shares Miraikan’s TSUNAGARI - helping each individual discover a personal relationship with Earth, what can be done to sustain Earth, and thus sustain our species.
Message from Mamoru Mohri,
Chief Executive Director of Miraikan
(host of the SCWS2017)
“ Connecting the World for a Sustainable Future ”
SCWS 2017 will be held over threedays. The focus each day will be related to the theme “Connecting the World for a Sustainable Future”- complete with plenary sessions, panel discussions, poster sessions and parallel sessions.
The multiple colours represent the diversity of our species, our cultures and our planet of our life.
The ampersand represents science museum and science centers that will lead this summit towards success.
The three rings compose the earth. The two horizontal rings suggest “individual” and “society”,
with the outside, encompassing ring represents “environment”.
The ampersand represent science centres / museums, is providing relationships to all three rings.
The ampersand science centres / museums connect it all with the extension going beyond the circle presents we reach out the future.
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) is a government owned national museum in Tokyo, Japan. Miraikan is where people can understand the things happening in our world today from a scientific point of view, and have discussions while considering the future that awaits us.
In addition to permanent and special exhibitions that provide people with a chance to experience science and technology, Miraikan offers science workshops and demonstrations performed by Science Communicators (SCs). SCs engage in dialogue with visitors and conduct all kinds of events involving various stakeholders especially scientific researchers. Miraikan inspires interest in relevant progress, from daily life to the latest technologies, community based advancement, global environment solutions, and space exploration development.