Science [Rewired]

Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education partners with media140 Australia, to launch a new Digital Science event exploring the impact of social and digital technologies on science communication.

ʻscience [rewired]ʼ on the 30th May at Luna Park, Sydney explores the impact of social media, crowdsourcing and digital technologies on science communication and citizen science in developing international collaboration on major social and scientific issues of our time.

Focusing on a key theme of “Connect, Collaborate and Communicate for Change” the event will bring together science communicators, academics, media professionals and digital visionaries for one day conference of debate, insight and education.

The event is designed for science communicators at a variety of levels including: science practitioners of all specialities from environmental conservation to nanotechnology; science journalists; science educators from primary school to University level; digital innovators; public relations professionals; not-for-profit campaigners; and community groups.

ʻscience [rewired]ʼ is an inclusive forum for anyone wanting to find out how science and digital technology can be used to create positive change in the world.

science [rewired] is a media140 philanthropic initiative.

media140 Australia Ltd. Registered Office: 48 South Street, Alderley Edge, Cheshire SK9 7ES ABN 91 929 200 347. Registered in Australia.media140 Australia – press release

Event themes

Communicating science across borders

• Master class on online science communications (from beginner to intermediate) • Conservation science communications for practitioners • Dialling down the jargon – how to talk science to non-scientists • What is the relationship between science and online journalism?

• Communicating science to communities in developing countries – Climate Witnesses

The democratisation of science

• Strategies to facilitate better collaboration between science and the public • Data visualisation • To share or not to share – strategies and policy


• How to create your own ʻgame for changeʼ • Interactive: Online gaming room session involving people across the globe • The theory of gaming and application in a science context

Best Practice in online science communications

• Using online tools for enhancing global civil society movements e.g. Earth Hour • Workshop: How to use YouTube to further scientific aims • Interactive: Podcasting for the People • Blogging for science, using video and audio effectively

Citizen Science

• Citizen Science projects changing the world • Using Crowd sourcing techniques, strategies and tools • Maintaining communities and growing them • How to make online science entertaining • Online science as an education tool

Future science

• What is next for online science communications?

media140 Australia Ltd. Registered Office: 48 South Street, Alderley Edge, Cheshire SK9 7ES ABN 91 929 200 347. Registered in Australia.

media140 Australia – press release

Event details

For more information and to pre-register for event updates visit

Event to be held at The Crystal Palace, Luna Park, Sydney on the 30th May

Tickets available from the 12th March 2012 priced at $295 or $195 earlybird special if purchased before 30th April 2012.

To join the event as a speaker, sponsor or media partner please contact Andrew Gregson at

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About Susan Kirk

Susan Kirk is a freelance science journalist, with a degree in journalism and qualifications in horticulture. She has written for many different publications but lately writes extensively for Fairfax media. She wrote a number of the Taste booklets (Global Food and Wine) which showcased Australian produce and producers and even did a stint as a restaurant critique. She loves growing, cooking and consuming food so over the years the interest in ornamental plants turned into an interest in food plants, especially herbs. She is a member of the Media Alliance, and is a member of and the Queensland web editor for the Australian Science Communicators.

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