WFSJ International Press Card

As a member-organisation of the World Federation of Science Journalists, the ASC qualifies members to access an international press card via the WFSJ. This card will help freelance and other journalists in gaining access to press conferences and official meetings, especially in countries that do not provide national press cards.

If you wish to apply, please […]

“A damn good investment”

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Wednesday 30 August5-6pm AEST | 4:30-5:30pm ACST | 3-4pm AWSTZoom meeting (audio and video participants encouraged)

How do we demonstrate our value as science communicators?

Continuing on from the #ASC2023 Conference, Distinguished Prof. Arnan Mitchell, will be chatting and offering up Q&A with his experience at hiring a science communicator and why it’s ‘a damn […]

ASC Co-Presidents’ Message, Jirana Boontanjai and Tom Carruthers

A lot of conversations have been happening this month, and we’re closer to more and more answers as we look to start local and national events, professional development opportunities, ASC2024, governance, SCOPE (please fill in the survey!) and website renewals. It’s hard to share more than ‘it’s coming’. If you know either of us, you […]

ASC Co-Presidents’ Message, Jirana Boontanjai and Tom Carruthers

This month while Tom is still overseas, Jirana attended a workshop as part of the Australian Government’s Pathway to Diversity in STEM Review. It was an opportunity to discuss with other STEM related groups that promoted or worked on increasing diversity. The goal was to find solutions to increasing the different types of diversity, and […]

ASC delegates at Science Meets Parliament

Written by Claire Harris.

The Australian Science Communicators became an official organisation member of STA in November 2022. This momentous (and long-worked on membership) opened the door to parliament… Well… to Science Meets Parliament – an annual event (COVID aside) that aims to directly connect parliamentarians with scientists, technologists and science communicators.

A 2023 record for SMP […]

ASC Co-Presidents’ Message, Jirana Boontanjai and Tom Carruthers

This month we write from different continents with Tom still traveling Europe after the PCST conference where we put forward our bid to host PCST2027. You may have had the opportunity to attend the webinar on PCST but for those who couldn’t make it, Tom has promised to give a thorough update on how PCST […]

Online event: Debrief with the ASC Science Meets Parliament delegates

Join Claire Harris, Phil Dooley, Adam Selinger and Preeti Castle, ASC delegates who attended Science Meets Parliament as they share what happened, their experience, what they’ve learnt and what ASC and our membership can do to help with scicomm advocacy.

Date: 18 April Time: 4PM AEST | 3:30PM ACST | 2PM AWST Platform: Zoom […]

ASC Co-Presidents’ Message, Jirana Boontanjai and Tom Carruthers

We hope this note finds you in good spirits. Last month, our colleagues Claire, Phil, Adam, Preeti, and Isabella represented the ASC at Science Meets Parliament. They had the opportunity to engage with policy-makers and stakeholders, and reported having a great and inspiring time. We will post a detailed blog and webinar about the event […]

A scientifically engaged Australia

This speech was delivered by Prof. the Hon Kim Carr FAHA FTSE to the Australian Science Communicators at the 2023 national conference at the Shine Dome, Canberra, 16 February 2023

Late last year, the Bureau of Meteorology tried to rebrand itself.  They issued statements insisting that we should now refer to them as ‘The Bureau’, rather […]

Diversity in STEM

Another public consultation opportunity has opened today, this a dialogue starter around diversity in STEM.

From the Department’s consultation website:

We want to hear your experiences with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Your stories and insights will help shape our vision to increase diversity, engagement and skills in STEM, and support pathways for diverse groups into […]