PCST 2027 – a bid for the region

The ASC is underway with a bid to host PCST2027 in Australia.

The current conference committee consists of the following ASC members:

David Barbalet National Alliances Manager, Questacon – Department of Industry, Science & Resources
Dr Heather Bray UWA
Jirana Boontanjai Co-President, ASC
Niall Byrne Creative Director at Science in Public Pty Ltd
Dr Tom Carruthers Co-President, ASC; Client Partner, Ogilvy […]

Hindsight, insight, foresight in Science Communication – a reflection

by Abigail Goff, on behalf of the ASC2023 organising committee

With the ASC2023 national conference wrapped, it is time to reflect on the thoughts, themes, and topics discussed in the hindsight, insight, foresight -themed week.


Keynotes from the Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley, Prof. the Hon. Kim Carr, and Prof. Tom Calma addressed issues from Australia’s science […]

We want your thoughts

UPDATED to include Diversity in STEM consultation

The ASC is calling for members to contribute to two public consultation rounds. Please get in touch with us if you are able to contribute to an ASC statement on the below.

The Science priorities and statement

A refresh of Australia’s national science priorities launched on Thursday, with the Albanese government […]

Bridging research and practice

The Journal of Science Communication is calling for abstracts as part of a special issue connecting science communication research and practice: challenges and ways forward.

This special issue of JCOM will be devoted to research articles, practical insights and essays focusing on the potential for effective and sustainable collaborations between science communication researchers and practitioners.

Find out […]

Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication

The Australian Science Communicators (ASC) has just awarded its prestigious Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication prize to Lyndal Byford of the Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC).

The award recognises individuals who have made a significant impact in the communication of science but have not yet been acknowledged adequately for their contributions.

Ms Byford has been […]

The 2023 program is (almost) finalised

We have closed submissions for talks, and have an almost final program published on the website now.

We expect some minor changes as we receive last minute requests from speakers or find out about issues with availability, so please do check back often for updates.

See you all there soon!

Nominate an Unsung Hero for 2022

The Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication is an initiative of the Australian Science Communicators. The award recognises our heroes in science communication who have not yet had the recognition they deserve.

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Unsung Hero Award of Australian Science Communication.

Nominate a peer via this form.

UPDATE: Nominations close at 9 AM […]

ASC2023 Demo Extravaganza

The Australian Science Communicators invites you to join an ASC2023 Conference satellite event, Welcome Reception and Demo Extravaganza. This event will be an opportunity for locals and those visiting to catch-up and learn from each other.

It is open to anyone interested in scicomm to participate and attend, even if they aren’t attending the conference. So […]

Science meets Parliament

As part of being an STA member organisation, we have the opportunity to send delegate representatives to Science Meets Parliament. We are looking for expressions of interest from members interested in participating.

Express your interest

Science Meets Parliament is Australia’s most powerful vehicle for deep engagement between the STEM sector and policymakers.

This event offers a program of […]

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

We start this issue of SCOPE with a huge thank you to the membership for your continued support and our re-election into the Co-President role. We’re a little daunted by the list of things we’re tackling over the next 12 months, but we are excited by the challenge and the potential for success. A bit […]