Applications now open for a national ASC Facebook Group volunteer moderator

Are you familiar with the much loved ASC FB group? An ASC committee attempted to close it down some years back when questioning the value, and not only would nobody leave, but more people kept arriving to contribute their #scicomm views, ideas, opportunities and more.
The ASC FB group is here to stay!
We are sorry to […]

Applications now open for a national @auscicomm Twitter volunteer

After a fabulous stint as the primary resident of @auscicomm, our much loved Paula Lourie is moving on from the role as her work commitments grow.
Departing Paula says:
“I have really enjoyed managing the twitter account and seeing the followers grow. And it has been lovely being part of the wider ASC team. I have also […]

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

Thanks to Joan Leach for the President’s Update.
ASC sending members to the Freelance Focus Conference—follow them on twitter!
ASC members attended the Walkley Freelance Focus conference http://www.walkleys.com/freelance-focus/ on the 5th and 6th of August. The program was stellar. We asked Daniel Oldfield, Ian McDonald, and Tara Roberson to tweet from the event and write up their ‘top freelance […]

On the cover of Facebook.

Thanks to Dustin Welbourne for the Facebook update!
The ASC Facebook group appears to be growing at a relatively steady rate with now > 1300 members. There is a core group of 20–50 people that regularly post material and engage in conversations. A special thank you needs to go out to James Hutson who did up […]

Unsung Hero of Science Communication Award 2014 announcement

Thanks to Sarah Lau for the award announcement round up.
Recently, we celebrated the best and brightest of Australian Science Communication at the Unsung Hero award presentation ceremony in Sydney.
The ASC created the Unsung Hero award to honour a person or group who exemplifies science communication and who has not yet received significant recognition for their […]

VIC Event: Science + Media Speed Dating

Are you a scientist? Get tips on how to sell your science, then practice your one-minute pitch on speed dates with journalists and science writers.
Are you a journalist? Get all your new science stories in one night.  In half an hour you’ll hear 10 new science stories and meet a bunch of new talent.
Join us […]

Careers and Networking Night – ACT Branch

If you are wanting to get into a science communication career then the
ACT branch Careers and Networking Night at ANU is for you.
And people in the field looking for fresh new talent can meet all the
up-and-comers.

When: Thursday April 23, 5:15 pm-6:30 pm
Where: Green Couch Room, Australian National Centre for the Public
Awareness of Science (CPAS), Physics Link […]

Can We Teach Science with Fiction?

I’m a scientist. But over these past few years, I’ve discovered that I’m a writer, too. This side of myself surprised me, though it really shouldn’t have—if you’d asked me when I was 6 or 8 or 11 years old what I wanted to be when I grew up, I’d have said “writer.” But then […]

Tend your backyard first

Thank you to Abbie Thomas for sharing her training experience.

I recently did a two-day course with the generous support of an ASC Professional Development Grant. The course on using Social Media was run by Tim Holt, a social media trainer from Melbourne whose runs the social media company Net101.
Over two days, Tim took us through […]