NSW – Science Spoken Word / Poetry night

18 July 2013
6:30 pmto10:00 pm
6:30 pmto10:00 pm
6:30 pmto10:00 pm

The Australian Science Communicators, in association with WordinHand and Blue Space present an evening of Science-focused spoken word……featuring two GIANTS of the spoken word genre…

Tug Dumbly ! & Bravo Child !

Plus… Bring along your original, science themed, poetry / spoken word pieces for the open mike and slam (competition).

First prize is $100!

Tug Dumbly is the pseudonym of Australian performance poet and musician Geoff Forrester. He has released two albums, namely “Junk Culture Lullabies” (2001) and Idiom Savant (2003). He first rose to prominence as a regular guest on the national radio station Triple J. For many years he co-hosted spoken word night Bardflys at The Friend In Hand, Hotel, Glebe, with fellow writer-performer Benito Di Fonzo. In 2010 he was named the winner of Nimbin World Performance Poetry Cup.

Bravo Child is an acclaimed Sydney based performance poet who has starred in productions at The Sydney Opera House, Newcastle Young Writers’ Festival and The State Library SLAM poetry competitions.

An all science-focused evening…bring your thoughts and insights on all things science: physics, biology, social-, pseudo- and hokum!

You will be amused, entertained and enlightened!

Where: Harold Park Hotel, 70A Ross St Glebe
When: 18th July, 6.30 – 10pm
Admission: $10 non-ASC members; $5 ASC members

Interactive Intro to Marketing & The biggest snapshot of science engagement in Australia – 30/4

30 April 2012
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Ever wondered why someone else is getting more web hits than you…. or funding…. or press?

Could it have something to do with the way you are marketing your product?

Have you really sat down to think about what your product, your audience, your goal really is?

Here’s your chance to ask an expert!

After graduating with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Anthony Katsikas went on to become a lecturer at their School of Marketing.
His knowledge comes backed with 20 years of hands on experience, managing several Global Marketing Organisations, with over 7 years at Vice President, General Manager and Director levels.
His roles have focused on understanding customers and their needs in strategic and tactical marketing terms, developing product & market strategies as well as branding and promotional decisions.

If you are interested in getting a peek into the first principles of Marketing and how they might apply to you, come armed with your questions for a thought provoking and interactive delve into Tony’s world.


Where: Glasshouse, Level 2, City of Sydney RSL, 565 George St, Sydney

When: Monday 30th April, 6.30pm onwards

What: Interactive Intro to Marketing, followed by The biggest snapshot of science engagement in Australia!

Please RSVP to: ascnsw@gmail.com / Rebecca – ASC Committee: 0410 635 083

The biggest snapshot of science engagement in Australia!

How are we engaging people with science in in Australia, and how do we do it better? A way to get answers is to create a high definition picture of science engagement activities in the country.

Jesse Shore will explain this new project to gather information about the who, what, where, when, why and how we communicate science. Then you’ll have your say as you become a focus group to answer the biggest question of the project, which is basically:

What are the critical areas where we need to improve the quantity or quality of science engagement in Australia?

It will be a fast paced session peppered with simpler questions to get the pieces of the big one. Your thoughts will contribute to the success of the rest of the project.

The main tool of the snapshot project is a survey questionnaire to be answered by people and organisations involved in science engagement activities. So bring your ideas about who we should promote the survey to.

The project is funded by the Australian government’s Inspiring Australia Strategy. The ASC is a partner in this project with Jenni Metcalfe from Econnect and Kristin Alford from Bridge8. ASC members and their colleagues can make a major contribution to greater science engagement in Australia. So come to the session and help shape the future of science communication.

The ASC NSW Christmas Party – Fri 9 December

9 December 2011
6:30 pmto11:30 pm

Hi folks,

You’re all invited to a night of food, fun and friends at the ASC NSW Christmas Party.

This is a great chance to meet fellow ASC members and discover the people behind the emails.

And we’re offering free drinks (well, two) to all members, nibblies and a great Trivia quiz.

Cost: Members are free, non-members $5 (partners and other potential ASC’ers welcome)

When: From 6.30 pm till late, Friday 9 December

Where: The Star Bar, 600 George St, Sydney (just down from Town Hall station, opposite Events Cinemas)
We have a room on the ground floor, at the back (the ‘Amber Bar’…. there will be a welcome sign).

What to wear: A dash of Christmas! (Something we can see: not your special Xmas undies…. Hat, earrings, tie, reindeer-antlers etc.)

RSVP: Would love to know if you can make it so please send us an email by Wednesday 30 November (it will help us know how much food to order) or visit the ASC Facebook page
Email: ascnsw@gmail.com

Best wishes and a very Merry Christmas from the ASC NSW Committee