NSW Branch AGM and Reel Science Communication by Derek Muller

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It’s that time of year again… time for the annual NSW AGM.

This year we are fortunate enough to hear from the very engaging Derek Muller before getting down to the business end of things.

Derek brings a unique view on the how much the public really know about science. Backed by […]

A million fans for Australian science

Australian science has just gained its millionth fan on worldwide internet phenomenon Facebook, the Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb announced at the Australian Science Communicators National Conference in Sydney today.
“The milestone makes Australian website ScienceAlert.com.au the world’s #1 provider of science news on Facebook,” managing director Chris Cassella said.
“We’re also now the world’s […]

Social media reaches elusive demographic

Interesting article in terms of using social media to reach a demographic and how to reach that elusive age group.
http://uk.ibtimes.com/articles/258803/20111130/facebook-apps-bring-millions-new-young-readers.htm

Joy of Chocolate: Event Review

Thanks to Rebecca Rose for sending in this event review…
The Joy of Chocolate event held on the 16th of November was a great night. We had a good turn out. Galit gave an interesting overview of the chocolate life cycle and patiently answered the avalanche of questions that ensued. We learnt how the beans were […]

The ASC NSW Christmas Party – Fri 9 December

[ 9 December 2011; 6:30 pm to 11:30 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 […]

The Joy of Chocolate, November 16th 2011 in NSW

[ 16 November 2011; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Come on a journey to learn about all things chocolate (and, yes, taste the stuff!).

Your guide will be Galit Segev, a qualified chef with a master’s degree in Food Science and Biochemistry and 10 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

You’ll discover:

* how chocolate gets from the cacao tree to your table, through fermentation, drying and […]

Improve your writing skills

The media scene has changed, and so has the role of the media release. But what is the new role, and how can science make the best use of them?
ASC QLD’s first writing workshop for 2011 will teach you how to:

How to identify the most important and interesting thing in the story, the essential […]

The 2nd Annual National Science Communication Officers’ Forum 2011

Thanks to Karine Bruron from Liquid Learning Group for providing this information:
Liquid Learning is delighted to present The 2nd Annual National Science Communication Officers’ Forum 2011 – the premier event for communication professionals to exchange and acquire knowledge, tools and skills for true performance excellence.
The National Science Communication Officers’ Forum 2011 will be held on 22 […]

Liquid Learning’s Forum Rescheduled

ASC is supporting Liquid Learning’s second annual National Science Communication Officers’ Forum. It has been rescheduled to 22-24 November 2011 in Sydney, Citigate Central. Continue reading

Julian Cribb’s Coming Famine Spearheads AIFST Convention

An action-provoking keynote address by well-known visionary and science communications specialist Julian Cribb headlines the 44th annual Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology convention, to be held 10 – 13 July 2011 in Sydney.
In keeping with the convention’s theme ‘Tackling Tomorrow Today’, Cribb will speak about the major risks to global food security over […]