ASC2016 – Bob Bruce

Bob Bruce is a retired industrial engineer who has worked widely in government and private enterprise. He currently works as an IT Orange Card with Education Qld. He holds a double major in Psychology. He has been President of the Queensland Skeptics Association Inc since the turn of the century.
Bob was ‘the Skeptic’ on […]

ASC2016 is live!

The premier industry event for science communicators, science journalists and all those who make science accessible is here again.
Designed as a single day plenary format that will allow delegates to participate in the World Science Festival in Brisbane in March on either side, initial program details have gone online here. Program updates are coming in […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update.
Save the date! 11 March 2016
I’m very pleased to announce that the next ASC conference will be in Brisbane in March 2016. We have tried to tie in our next meeting with the World Festival of Science so that our members who are involved can make their […]

First published Proceedings of an Australian Science Communicators Conference are now available online

Thank you to Nancy Longnecker for the update and for kindly editing the Proceedings!
Professor Nancy Longnecker – Centre for Science Communication, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
The first published proceedings of an Australian Science Communicators conference are now available online at ASC Publications. The 200-page volume includes full papers and presentation abstracts as well as […]

Stories from the Interview Booth—Carbon capture and storage meets dairy farmers

Thank you to Michelle Wheeler for preparing this story from the booth!
As science communicators, we all love to share the latest exciting research and the stories of the scientists who make it their life’s work.
But what if the science itself was dependent on direct help from your audience?
A carbon capture and storage group has formed […]

Stories from the Interview Booth—A disease of poverty

Stories from the Interview Booth showcases some of the most interesting tales presented at the #ASC14 Conference Interview Booth. Thank you to Michelle Wheeler for sharing these stories!
Since being diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease at the age of seven, Carlisa Willika has had four major heart operations.
The 13-year-old has a mechanical heart valve, takes daily […]

Navigating the Animation Process (Part 1 of 5 – Initial Briefing)

From concept to screen, getting the best results.
by Adrian King (Animation/visual–fx producer, designer & artist)
I presented this material at a workshop at the ASC Conference 2014 in Brisbane. Some positive feedback has prompted me to write a condensed summary for ASC members who couldn’t attend. I hope you find it useful.
Creative processes can be described […]

Stories from the Interview Booth at #ASC14—They had to run, run, run…

Stories from the Interview Booth showcases some of the most interesting tales presented at the #ASC14 Conference Interview Booth. Thank you to Michelle Wheeler for sharing these stories!
If you were at the ASC14 conference dinner, you’ll know Scottish palaeontologist Professor Flint as a man of brilliant lyrics and tunes you can’t get out of your […]

Rules of order and the art of chairing

…with some words from recent ASC2014 conference session chairs…

Magritte Sitting on Invisible Chair by Jukka Palmu
(Modifed and re-used under Creative Commons License)

In the recent national conference for all those who make science accessible our session chairs had a lot on their plate.
As well as ensuring that more than five hundred delegates could move between over seventy individual […]

WA travel grant recipient – Tamika’s trip to #ASC14

Thank you to Tamika Heiden for sharing her conference story.
Wow, what a great conference the ASC conference in Brisbane was. Being an ASC conference newbie I didn’t know what to expect. I had glanced through the program a couple of times prior to deciding to go to the conference and found that there were sessions […]