The Missing Link for STEMM Diversity

Building bridges and dissolving boundaries in STEMM
– Dr Astha Singh and Akanksha Tiwary
With a quarter of its population born overseas, Australia is culturally and linguistically diverse. Inclusion and diversity are core of the identity and spirit of Australian society and its contemporary culture. However, this social diversity is not reflected in the composition of the […]

ASC2020 Call for Papers

ASC2020 Call for Papers and Sessions
We are delighted to invite you to get your thinking caps on! Expressions of interest for inclusion in the ASC2020 conference program due 30 September 2019.
The theme for ASC2020 is “Priorities, Policies and Publics for human survival” with streams such as environmental and sustainability communication, impact communication, and more.
We are keen to […]

Silos or ecosystems? Reflections on ASC2018

Lizzie Crouch, David Robertson and Djuke Veldhuis of Monash University attended the 10th annual Australian Science Communicators conference (ASC2018) in Sydney in November 2018. Here, they jointly reflect on the conversations they had and sessions they attended.
None of us knew what to expect when attending the ASC2018. Having spent a large part of our recent […]

Tenth National Conference 2018 – 11-15 November, Sydney

Join us for the Tenth Australian Science Communicators Conference (#ASC2018) in Sydney! This is the premier professional development event for those making science, technology and innovation accessible. Actionable presentations and interactive workshops that you can immediately put into practice including a full day of PD workshops.
The conference will run for a full 3 days (Monday-Wednesday) […]

Science journalists gather in San Francisco

By Bianca Nogrady
“With science under attack, should science journalists get off the sidelines?”
This was the question posed by a House of Commons-style debate held at the World Conference of Science Journalists in San Francisco in October. But with the spectre of Trump and all that his administration represents looming large over the conference, it was […]

President’s update

Thank you to ASC President Craig Cormick for the update. Below is the transcript from his first address at the 2017 ASC National Conference.

Let’s talk about these times we are living in.
Times of False News and times of Alternative facts.
Times of popularist politics and times of contested truths.
Times of polarised opinions and times of diminished […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update!
Welcome to 2017!
I hope ASC members are starting out 2017 on a high note. The end of last year brought a new report from the US on Science Communication—it’s available for download here. While ASC members will be well aware of the communication techniques it advocates, the […]

President’s update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update
Happy End, 2016!
2016 winds its wicked way to the end. Dickens to comes to mind: “it was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” The ‘best of times’ included the recent SCANZ conference in Dunedin.  Despite an earthquake (!), the conference went ahead with […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update.
Coonabarabran, NSW
I just had an amazing weekend at StarFest at Siding Spring Observatory in the Warrumbungles; inspiring to see the observatory at work after it was threatened by fire in 2013. They’ve added a renewed exhibition space and there was a lot of energy around the research. […]

President’s Update

Get ready for #ASC2017
After reviewing some fantastic bids for our 2017 conference, I am excited to announce that the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is our host.
ASC will come together on February 23-24 next year in Adelaide at the Science Exchange. Right in the middle of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, if you’d like to make […]