QLD – Women In Science Communication Breakfast

Join us for breakfast and networking with some of Brisbane’s most inspiring women in science communication:

Joan Leach: Australian Science Communicators National President and A/Professor at UQ.
Liz Minchin: Award-winning journalist, Queensland Editor of the Conversation and author covering bigger-picture solutions to climate change.
Susan Rowland: Senior lecturer and researcher at UQ, host of Free Energy Radio and Editor in [...]

ASC QLD Social Drinks – 16 April

New to science communication? Been out of the ASC loop for a while? Old hat?
Well this event is for you!
Meet some other locals who are interested in science communication, access some bloody good beer and wine, and say hello to this year’s committee. All are welcome.
When: 5:30pm onwards, Wednesday 16th April, 2014.
Where: Hoo Ha Bar, 41 Tribune [...]

Victorian 2014 special general meeting

[ 15 April 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Missed the ASC conference? Haven’t yet caught up on all your podcasting? Join your ASC Vic colleagues and share the best bits of the conference together.This is your chance to continue discussions started at the conference, chat to your fellow ASC Vic members and have a say in the ASC Vic branch committee.

Date: Tuesday 15 [...]

Best Australian Science Writing 2014

Thank you to Ashley Hay for letting us know all the details.
Submissions close March 31 – don’t miss out!
Submissions have been coming in for this year’s Best Australian Science Writing for the past couple of months now and there’s just over a month remaining for science communicators to submit their words for consideration. It’s a [...]

#ASC14 interview booth – FAQs about the mainstream media

Thank you to Michelle Wheeler for sharing her answers to these FAQs with us.
As anyone who attended the ASC Conference in Brisbane this year knows, there was an awful lot going on. So much so, that even as you grabbed a quick coffee or bite to eat during the breaks, you may have noticed science [...]

President’s update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s update.
First off, a hearty thank you to those who joined fellow ASC members in Brisbane for the 2014 conference.  I’m still buzzing after the conversations I had and the presentations I heard.  Claire Harris and Kali Madden, joined with countless volunteers, put on a conference to remember. [...]

Science writing workshops

Writing Clear Science workshops (www.writingclearscience.com.au)
2014 Open Workshop Calendar:
- Melbourne: (Tues. 4th March – Wed. 5th March)
- Adelaide: (Tues. 1st April – Wed. 2nd April)
- Sydney: (Tues. 27th May – Wed. 28th May)
- Brisbane: (Tues. 24th June – Wed. 25th June)
- Perth: (Tues. 22nd July – Wed. 23rd July)
- Canberra: (Tues. 19th August – Wed. 20th [...]