I’m pleased to announce that the ASC member selected for the free pass to attend the Science Communication Officers’ Forum is Anneliese Gillard of Victoria. It is never easy to choose between worthy candidates and I thank the other applicants for their interest.
I phoned Anneliese to get more information about her than the 25 words of the application for the pass. She joined the ASC this July and is taking advantage of networking opportunities by attending ASC events in Melbourne. She works as a Project Manager at a small Biotech company.
Anneliese is also keen to get involved with the ASC generally, and to provide assistance to the ASC Exec or to the Victorian branch committee with forthcoming events. She says it’s a great opportunity to meet and get to know the amazing set of people who seem to make up this organisation, as well as for her to get active in science communication, albeit from a slightly different angle.
She is looking forward to the two full days of professional development sessions of the forum. I’ll ask her to write an article for the membership about her experience. It would also be good to hear from other members who attend the forum.