World Federation of Science Journalists

ASC 2012 Conference

Australian Science Communicators National Conference
February 27-29, 2012 in Sydney

Communicating science with diverse audiences has never been more important or difficult. Whatever your need is to make science and technological subjects accessible, you need the right skills to get your message across.

The Australian Science Communicators National Conference will be the place to get you started on the right track. Specialists with diverse skills in communicating science will meet for three days to explore issues, provide training, problem solve, network and discuss effective ways to engage Australians with science.

Whether you are a science researcher or teacher, are working for a science or environmentally related organisation or are free-lance, and whether you meet people face to face or communicate through various media, this conference will have something for you.

The conference features a wide range of speakers including the federal and state Chief Scientists, heads of science agencies, people skilled in developing computer games for education and using other new media, and those who interact art with science to put ideas in different contexts. For the big picture view the full program on http://2012conf.asc.asn.au/.

The conference will be highly interactive between the audience and presenters. There will be an emphasis on opportunities to network and socialise. Delegates will find plenty of opportunities to meet and influence their colleagues and seek new opportunities for themselves. That’s a large part of what conferences are for – to bring people together to generate a live buzz of interaction.

If communicating science is relevant to you, come to Sydney in February 2012 and explore the latest science communication has to offer.

Jesse Shore
ASC National President