The 1st Science Centre World Summit 2014 in Mechelen (Belgium) started a new cycle of global triennial science centre community events. In 2026, science centre professionals and their partners will meet on African soil. The SCWS2026 will conclude the first round of Science Centre World Summits. What will the science centres participating in the 2026 Summit look like? Are they still called science centres? What is their role in society? Since the opening of the Exploratorium and the Ontario Science Centre in 1969 science centres evolved gradually. Since the beginning of this century society is changing ever more rapidly, is facing big challenges and is more technology driven. How will science centres develop themselves in this fast changing community? How can they better serve their audiences? In this session, experienced science centre leaders and professionals from partner organisations will formulate their ideas about these questions in a sparkling, concise way.