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

Happy Chinese New Year to those who celebrate this festival, and welcome to the year of the Tiger. It’s also World Interfaith Harmony Week, and later this month is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 Feb). We know that many of you will be acknowledging this day within your organisations and […]

ASC Co-President’s Update, Jirana Boontanjai and Tom Carruthers

Welcome to 2022 and the January issue of SCOPE. For those lucky to have had a break, we hope it was a restful, safe and rejuvenating one. We did want to acknowledge the current economic and health crisis and that there will be many within our community who will be affected by the current situation […]

Save the Date – 24 June 2022 Comm2Inspire, Perth WA

24 June 2022 – Communicate to Inspire 2022, Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Perth, Western Australia

C2I 2022 will be hosted at the newly renovated Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, in partnership with the WA Gould League. Save the date in your calendars or visit the event page on Facebook – more info to come as events unfold!

In […]

ASC Co-President’s Update, Jirana Boontanjai and Tom Carruthers

Hello ASCers,

We’re excited for our first SCOPE newsletter as co-presidents! Jirana and I are grateful for the membership’s support in electing us into this role and are really keen to contribute back to the community at a national level.

We hope that you all found the recent symposium valuable. Personally, we both were inspired and impressed […]

2021 ASC Online Symposium by David Harris and Jo Bailey

ASC’s online symposium this year had a Art and Design stream curated by David Harris and Jo Bailey and convened by David Harris.

The last session of the day (before David hosted ‘science cocktails’, which in a face-to-face situation may well have become their own ‘session’!) was titled ‘Mirofestos’: crowdsourcing ideas from highly-opinionated people. This […]

ASC Online 2021: Trivia Night Social!

To make sure that we are all still able to connect, this year’s conference social event will be an online pub-less trivia, presented with the help of Pint of Science Australia.

It will be a fast-paced and fun
networking trivia event that you won’t want to miss, so make sure to join at
6:30 pm AEDT / 6:00 […]

Lisa Bailey: President’s Update November

It’s been three years that I’ve had the pleasure of chairing the executive for ASC as the current President, but for this AGM, I will be stepping down from my role to make way for someone new.  So nominations are open for the next President! 

If you are interested or know of someone who could […]

ASC Online 2021 Program

Day 1: Wednesday 17 November 2021

Chaired by Research stream convenors Dr Heather Bray and Dr Will Grant

Please note that all times shown are in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time.



Welcome remarks

Keynote presentation: Ullrich Ecker –  The continued influence of misinformation


Will Rifkin – Are we really talking about ‘communication’ or is it something bigger?

Nic Badullovich – The […]

ASC Online: Science Communication in Practice

Johanna Howes and Amanda Kruger, Science Space Wollongong – Astronomy online: making a Planetarium accessible

When it comes to science, Astronomy seems to be universally fascinating. For us at Science Space, this is something we’ve taken advantage of for our 32 years of operation. At the moment, we have one of the most […]

Notice for 2021 Annual General Meeting

The official notice of the Australian Science Communicators’ Annual General Meeting, to be held online via zoom on THURSDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2021. Continue reading