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Edmonton City Council to consider proposed $285M expansion of Telus World of Science

According to a story by Gordon Kent in the May 9 Edmonton Journal, The Edmonton Space and Science Foundation wants to expand the city-owned Telus World of Science building threefold via new features such as a circumpolar centre, larger exhibit galleries, a parking structure for 500, and updated giant-screen theater.

The organization also wants up to $7 million so it can build temporary or permanent space in time for traveling exhibitions in 2012 and 2013.

The museum, which marked its 25th anniversary in 2009, receives about 500,000 visitors annually. Edmonton City Council will look at the smaller request May 18, and discuss the larger request in the fall.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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