ASC2016 is live!

ASC2016 is in Brisbane on March 11, early bird ends in FebruaryThe premier industry event for science communicators, science journalists and all those who make science accessible is here again.

Designed as a single day plenary format that will allow delegates to participate in the World Science Festival in Brisbane in March on either side, initial program details have gone online here. Program updates are coming in daily and we look forward to hearing any questions you may have, and to seeing you in Brisbane in March!

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Eventbrite - Australian Science Communicators National Conference (ASC2016)

The 2nd Annual National Science Communication Officers’ Forum 2011

23 August 2011 11:00 amto24 August 2011 11:00 am

22-24 November 2011 (tentative)
Citigate Central, Sydney

Essential Tools and Approaches for Developing Communication Strategies within Scientific and Technical Research Environments

EXPLORE;
• Applying Innovative Strategies for Dealing with the Media
• Negotiating the Science Communication Spectrum for Better Results
• Maintaining Scientific Integrity
• Communicating Complex Information with Creativity

Science communication has changed in recent times with the ever-growing use of online media, adding an exciting yet challenging dimension to the communication process. Communicating strategies may have to be changed or adjusted because of new media, which can be particularly daunting when applied to complex science or technical content.

In this forum, science communication professionals will showcase, debate and discuss their experiences in communicating science to diverse audiences. Issues that are key to tackling science communication effectively will be explored and examples of professional best practice will be given.

This event will maintain its tradition of being an exciting and highly interactive platform for networking and gaining new insights into a high-level of professional practice. It provides practicality though a variety of real-life examples of how to enhance work performance.

Featured speakers come from a range of organizations and backgrounds including public and private sector, higher education, media and represent the varied market and roles of Science Communication.

WHO WILL ATTEND
Directors, Managers and Officers in the Private, Public, and Education Sectors responsible for:
• Science Communication
• Corporate Communication
• Communication and Marketing
• Communication and Public Affairs
• Technical Communication
• Research and Development

Click here to view the brochure; http://bit.ly/iqt4B1

ASC Members receive a 10% discount off the standard registration fee.
For more information;
Visit Liquid Learning’s website at: www.liquidlearning.com.au
Email: marketing@liquidlearning.com.au
Phone: (02) 9437 1311

Science communication and social media now a national conversation

Last month ASC members were offered a 10% discount on the entry fee to a niche event on science communication in social media. Many of the speakers on the program were ASC members from around the nation. In conjunction with Media140, the ASC made several student scholarships possible for local science communication students at the University of Queensland.

The Science Communication Program Convenor at the University of Queensland Dr Joan Leach had this to say about the event:

“Media140 catalysed a number of conversations that are going on nationally.  There is great research and engagement work going on at Australian Universities on the power and perils of digital media.  Being able to apply this research in the context of science communication—and talk to colleagues and people making great strides in using and understanding these technologies was super-stimulating.  And, the conference practiced what it preached with a fabulously talented contingent of journalism and science communication students from UQ blogging, tweeting, and networking their way through the event!   ASC supported science communication students from UQ who engaged with colleagues in China during the event and have used their insights into digital media to inform their upcoming citizen science event in Brisbane.  This was a rare event where research, practice, and discussion of pedagogy was all possible and relevant.”

You can find out more about tertiary qualifications in Science Communication in Australia here.

ASC readers who couldn’t make the event this time can look forward to several articles from attending students soon. Initial feedback on the experience follows.

“The Media 140 event was so inspiring for me as a newbie. It really enlightened me on using new media as a channel to transmit the scientific information.”Basil Liu [Basil blogs in both Chinese and English, see his related event posting here, or on facebook here.]

“I thought the media140 event was an excellent opportunity to find out about the variety of applications new media can offer in science communication. In particular I was impressed by the enthusiasm attendees showed at the potential these forms of media hold in communicating their message.”Sally Grosvenor

“Funnily enough, overall I think the best thing that I got out of the day was just the exposure to that environment – as a student you rarely get the opportunity to attend conferences, and see how working professionals and academics work and think. It gave me a bit of a taste of the ‘real world’, listening to everyone talk about their work. It definitely makes me happy and excited to be entering into this field.”Emily Christoffels

“Media140 was an absolute blast. I don’t think I’ve ever had so many interesting, new thoughts or ideas to agree with in one day before.”
Nicholas Aslin

Great Melbourne job opportunity closes Friday 7 Jan

Hi Folks,

If this job is the one for you note that application deadline has been extended today as per note from Chris below.

Best,

Kali

Sent from my iPad

On 07/01/2011, at 10:05 AM, wrote:

> Could you do me a massive favour and send a quick email to the list amending the close of applications to midnight tonight (Friday 7 January)? > > Many thanks > Chris KP > > > ________________________________ > From: Kali Madden > Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 10:00:55 +1100 > To: > Subject: [ASC-list] Fwd: Great Melbourne job opportunity closes today > > On behalf of Chris KP > > > Begin forwarded message: > > From: info@chriskp.com <info@chriskp.com > > Date: 6 January 2011 11:08:22 PM AEDT > To: asc-list-bounces@lists.asc.asn.au > Subject: Great Melbourne job opportunity > > Hi Everyone > > Just a quick reminder that our Inspiring Australia Project Manager position closes tomorrow. You can read more about it here: < https://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/job_details.asp?RefNo=2010%2F899 https://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/job_details.asp?RefNo=2010%2F899 https://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/job_details.asp?RefNo=2010%2F899 https://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/job_details.asp?RefNo=2010%2F899 > and here < http://www.seek.com.au/Job/project-manager-inspiring-australia/in/melbourne-bayside-south-eastern-suburbs/18750063 http://www.seek.com.au/Job/project-manager-inspiring-australia/in/melbourne-bayside-south-eastern-suburbs/18750063 http://www.seek.com.au/Job/project-manager-inspiring-australia/in/melbourne-bayside-south-eastern-suburbs/18750063 http://www.seek.com.au/Job/project-manager-inspiring-australia/in/melbourne-bayside-south-eastern-suburbs/18750063 > > > Cheers > Chris Krishna-Pillay > > Victorian Manager, CSIRO Education > > Phone: +61 3 9252 6264 Fax: +61 3 9252 6256 > Chris.Krishna-Pillay@csiro.au | http://www.csiro.au/ http://www.csiro.au/ www.csiro.au http://www.csiro.au/ | http://www.csiro.au/educationvic http://www.csiro.au/educationvic www.csiro.au/educationvic http://www.csiro.au/educationvic < http://www.csiro.au/educationvic http://www.csiro.au/educationvic http://www.csiro.au/educationvic http://www.csiro.au/educationvic > > Address: PO Box 56, Highett VIC 3190 > > _______________________________________________ ASC-list mailing list list@asc.asn.au http://www.asc.asn.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=97&Itemid=115

Great Melbourne job opportunity closes today

On behalf of Chris KP

> > Begin forwarded message: > >> From: info@chriskp.com >> Date: 6 January 2011 11:08:22 PM AEDT >> To: asc-list-bounces@lists.asc.asn.au >> Subject: Great Melbourne job opportunity >> >> Hi Everyone >> >> Just a quick reminder that our Inspiring Australia Project Manager position closes tomorrow. You can read more about it here: https://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/job_details.asp?RefNo=2010%2F899 and here http://www.seek.com.au/Job/project-manager-inspiring-australia/in/melbourne-bayside-south-eastern-suburbs/18750063 >> >> Cheers >> Chris Krishna-Pillay >> >> Victorian Manager, CSIRO Education >> >> Phone: +61 3 9252 6264 Fax: +61 3 9252 6256 >> Chris.Krishna-Pillay@csiro.au | www.csiro.au | www.csiro.au/educationvic >> Address: PO Box 56, Highett VIC 3190 >

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AG Online Editor

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Begin forwarded message:

> From: “Pickrell, John” > Date: 22 March 2010 2:57:53 PM > Subject: AG Online Editor >

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