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

Keynote speaker announcement for ASC Online 2021: Leah Barclay

Leah Barclay is an Australian sound artist, designer and researcher who works at the intersection of art, science and technology. Barclay’s research and creative work over the last decade has investigated innovative approaches to recording and disseminating the soundscapes of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems to inform conservation, scientific research […]

ASC Scope Interview: Jirana Boontanjai

Why did you choose to study science?

Whilst growing up, I hadn’t really thought of science as a career pathway, it was just my way of interacting with the world, asking ‘Why?’ whenever I could. I begged my parents for subscriptions to Australian Geographic, CSIRO’s Double Helix and Scientriffic magazines where I’d enter every competition I […]

Lisa Bailey: President’s Update October

ASC Online 2021Join us November 17-19 to reconnect and recharge at ASC Online 2021.  We’ve created the most accessible and affordable way to connect with the science communication community across Australia as we explore research trends, best practices and more in our program.  Registrations are now open.Call for Submissions are also now open- we’d love to […]

“Trust the Science”

“Trust the Science”

Sounds like a good plan.  Trust is a shortcut for reliability, for credibility.  You wouldn’t trust someone who is constantly giving you bad info.   You wouldn’t trust some random unqualified person to re-wire your house or give you dental treatment.

So trust the science.

But being too trusting can leave us susceptible to […]