Science Communication Hits Brisbane Big Time In 2014 – #ASC14 National Conference

I’ve got a few items to pass onto you, the first is something I’ve been contributing to a little behind the scenes and I hope to get the first interview out tomorrow!

If you’re interested in science and are Australian, New Zealand… from anywhere! This will be something you want to put onto your New Year Resolutions to attend:

Join us for the Australian Science Communicators Conference 2014 (#ASC14) in Brisbane. This is the premier networking, professional development and interactive event for those making science, technology and innovation accessible.

Featured speakers include:

  • Prof Ian Lowe – Emeritus Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Griffith University
  • Dr Susannah Eliott – CEO at Australian Science Media Centre
  • Dr Geoff Garrett AO – Queensland Chief Scientist
  • Prof Léonie Rennie – Emeritus Professor at Science and Mathematics Education Centre, Curtin University
  • Natasha Mitchell – Journalist and Broadcaster, ABC
  • Drew Berry – Biomedical Animator at Walter Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • Lloyd Godson – Ultramarathon running aquanaut and adventurer
  • Elizabeth Finkel, Editor in Chief at Cosmos magazine.
  • Tim Flannery, Councillor with the Climate Council.
  • Jean Fleming, Associate Dean of Science Outreach at University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ.
  • Bernie Hobbs, Award-winning science writer and broadcaster with ABC Science Online.
  • Rod Lamberts, Deputy Director of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) at the Australian National University.
  • Kylie Walker, Director of Communications and Outreach at the Australian Academy of Science.
  • Corey Watts, manages science and miscellaneous policy projects at the Climate Institute.
  • Paul Willis, Director of RiAus and a former ABC TV science presenter on shows including Quantum and Catalyst.

There’s a lot of side events to catch as well – here’s one I’m particularly looking forward to:

On Sunday the 2nd of February from 3-6pm, BrisScience will be hosting its biggest event EVER! The Storytelling of Science is a very special, triple-anniversary event to celebrate 60 years of the Australian Academy of Science, 50 years of the ABC Science unit, and 20 years of the Australian Science Communicators.

Come along and listen to Australia’s leading scientists, communicators and story tellers – including Tim Flannery from the Climate Council – tell their favourite stories about science, ask the panel of experts questions, and drive their discussions. Afternoon tea will be provided. Get your tickets via the BrisScience website www.brisscience.org.

I’ll post the first interview with a presenter very soon – do get your tickets fast!

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