›International Planetarium Society Conference 2014
The International Planetarium Society (IPS) is the largest organization of planetarium professionals in the world with a network of over 700 individuals and institutions involved in astronomy education and public outreach. Members come from 36 countries and regions around the world and more than 20 regional and national planetarium associations are affiliated with IPS.
Established in 1970, IPS encourages the sharing of ideas so that its members can serve their communities better. Its membership is diverse, covering the entire range of planetariums: from schools, colleges and universities to national museums; small or large; fixed or portable; presenter-driven or fully automated. Under the IPS umbrella, these members are brought together to share their passion for astronomy and their methods of communicating the wonders of the night sky to others.
As an international association, IPS holds its Conference and Vendor Exhibition every two years. Recent conference host cities include Baton Rouge, USA; Alexandria, Egypt; Chicago, USA; Melbourne, Australia; and Valencia, Spain.
IPS2014 will bring together over 400 delegates (80 delegates from China), including planetarium directors, producers and administrators, technical personnel, professional and amateur astronomers, educators, artists, equipment suppliers and other interested parties. The Conference and Vendor Exhibition will provide a stimulating environment in which to showcase new technologies, discuss the latest trends in planetarium show production and programming and facilitate the exchange of ideas and views across all aspects of astronomy education and public outreach.