ASC branch events 2010 (incomplete list of events) ACT, NSW, SE-QLD, SA, VIC, WA
May – The science of… art
Join Tim Wetherell, a sculptor and science writer, and Jessica Miller, a visual artist and scientific illustrator, for a colourful and close-up exploration of the links between science and art.
We’ll also be launching the year’s program of events, so come and find out what other exciting events we have planned for the year.
Where: CSIRO Discovery, Clunies Ross St, Acton.
When: Monday 10 May from 6pm
May – Discovery After Dark
18 May 2010; 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. After hours fun at CSIRO Discovery Centre. Come along for music and cocktails while letting your inner child run free on the Discovery floor.
CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross St, Acton
June – How to improvise: workshop event
We do it everyday… so we may as well be better at it! We’re talking about improvising. A skill that helps you express yourself, be creative and communicate better.
Join ASC and Reid Workman from Impro ACT for a fun, challenging and active impro(visation) workshop.
Where: CSIRO Discovery, Clunies Ross St, Acton.
When: Wednesday 23 June from 6pm
July – Canberra’s Sustainable House visit
Join Nick and Sarah for a tour of their house in Ainslie that is carbon neutral and draws no water from the mains. In 2007, they were the winners of the ACT Sustainable Cities Award, Residential Category. See and hear about the solar heating, innovative biological greywater treatment system that treats all household waste water, and the first and only approved waterless composting toilet in residential Canberra.
When: Sunday 11 July, 11am -12:30pm
Where: 240 Duffy St, Ainslie
July – Translating science into action
1 July 2010; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Date: Thursday 1 July from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Venue: CSIRO Discovery, Black Mountain site, Clunies Ross St, Acton
Science is a discipline that can make a major difference to society, but scientific results often need some help to be translated into actions. This joint event considers the different disciplines that help convert science content into actions in the community.
July – Pies at the pub for Pi Day
22 July 2010; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Join ASC members for pies at the pub and maths games and entertainment for Pi Day 22 July
24 November 2010; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Join ASC Canberra to hear James Bradfield Moody talk about the emerging new wave of innovation and participate in the ASC Canberra Annual General Meeting
February – AGM NSW
Topic for discussion is the potential implications of the Inspiring Australia report for science communicators
SPECIAL GUEST! – National President, Dr Jesse Shore.
DATE: Monday 15th February TIME: 6.30 – 8 PM
May – WHAT’S THE BUZZ? TRENDS IN SCIENCE DOCUMENTARIES Alison Leigh, Editorial Director, World Congress of Science & Factual Producers
Monday May 17th, 6.30 – 8 PM.
Clarendon Hotel, 156 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
Science and Natural History Programming has become fashionable again in the international market place. So what’s out there breaking new ground and making people talk ? What’s hot and what’s not? What’s on the way up and what’s on the way down? We take a look at clips from some of the most outstanding and successful science TV programs of 2009 from the perspective of the international production community. What will the Australian science communication industry make of them?
June – Successful Freelancing for Science Communicators – Valerie Khoo and Bianca Nogrady
The NSW Branch of the Australian Science Communicators is pleased to invite all members and guests to our June 10th meeting:
SUCCESSFUL FREELANCING FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATORS by Valerie Khoo and Bianca Nogrady
DATE: Thursday 10th June PLACE: Clarendon Hotel at 156 Devonshire St Surry Hills (5 min walk up from Central Station) TIME: 6:30pm for 7:00pm
August – COMMUNICATING CLIMATE CHANGE AND OTHER RISKY BUSINESS
Jenni Metcalfe – convenor, Hot Air Symposia.
Tuesday August 10th, 6.30 PM
Clarendon Hotel, 156 Devonshire St, Surry Hills Members free, non-members $10
Why are more Australians becoming climate sceptics? How should we use science to communicate about climate change and other risky environmental issues? Can we do it badly? How can we do it well?
November – Making Science as pervasive as Sports
ASC NSW branch – November get-together
MAKING SCIENCE AS PERVASIVE AS SPORTS IN TODAY’S SOCIETY
Dennis Schatz, Pacific Science Centre, Seattle, Washington State, USA
Tuesday 30TH NOV, 6.30 – 8 PM Clarendon Hotel – Upstairs 156 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
Description: If we want a STEM literate public, then we need to focus on more than what happens in primary and secondary education where people spend only 3% of their lives. This means making STEM a lifelong, life-wide and life-deep activity just like sports. Dennis Schatz, Senior VP at Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Wash., describes his institution’s activities that seek to attain this dream.
March – ASC AGM for South East Queensland Members
your attendance and feedback is vital for the future health of the group!
When: 6pm for 6.30pm start, Tuesday 30 March, 2010.
July – Speed networking – like speed dating with science – a social networking opportunity
Regatta hotel main Bar, Thursday July 1, 6 pm
October – Science of beer and meet other science communication folk
SE-QLD Event: Science of beer and meet other science communication folk
Beer… the 3rd most consumed beverage in the world and arguably the oldest alcoholic drink in existence. Join the South East Queensland branch of ASC for a tour of the XXXX Brewery. After the tour enjoy a few samples of the amber liquid and a BBQ dinner while networking with fellow science communicators. When: Wednesday 13 October Time: 6.30pm Where: XXXX Brewery, Milton.
July – Evaluating Effectiveness ASCSA event Adelaide July 19 2010
19 July 2010; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. On Monday 19 July we held an event at the Science Exchange on evaluating science communication activities.
September – ASCSA media training workshop 6 Sept- Adelaide[ 6 September 2010; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Australian Science Communicators SA Event ASCSA media training workshop With Rob Morrison Date: Monday 6 September Time: 6pm-9pm Venue: RiAus Main Auditorium The Science Exchange Exchange Place Adelaide
September – ASCSA Event 20 Sept. There’s more to the zoo than Pandas…[ 20 September 2010; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Australian Science Communicators SA (ASCSA) Event
There’s more to the Zoo than Pandas: the Zoo’s role in Conservation
Date: Monday, 20th September, 2010 Time: 6pm – 8pm Venue: Adelaide Zoo
October – ASCSA event: Flinders Centre for Science Education 18/10[18 October 2010; 6:31 pm to 8:31 pm. ] Australian Science Communicators SA (ASCSA) Event
The Flinders Centre for Science Education in the 21st Century
Speakers: Bob Buxton and Mark Ward MC- Richard Musgrove
Date: Monday October 18th, 2010 Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Venue: RiAus, Science Exchange, Exchange Place, Adelaide
November – ASCSA Video editing workshop (1/11/10)[ 1 November 2010; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] ASCSA Video Production Workshop With Josh Cockfield, Rob Morrison, Deane Hutton and Steve Kern
Date: Monday 1st November 2010
Venue: RiAus main auditorium
Video is a powerful communication tool and is no longer the sole domain of TV stations and established production companies.
December – ASC AGM and ASCSA end of year get together 13 Dec[ 13 December 2010; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] ASC Annual General Meeting and Quiz Night Date: Monday 13th December, 2010 Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm Venue: RiAus, Science Exchange, Exchange Place, Adelaide
April – What do the public really think? + Victorian AGM[ 20 April 2010; 6:00 pm; ]
part 1: ASC Victorian Branch AGM 6pm for 6.15pm. Free drink for all members in attendance.
part II: What do the public really think?: public surveys, polls and focus groups 6.45pm for 7pm.
The Victorian branch is due for an annual general meeting to renew and refresh our committee. Please come along and so help to shape the ASC locally. We’d love more passionate communicators to get involved.
August – Science Centric 2010 in Melbourne[ 10 August 2010; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Australian Science Communicators, Victoria is pleased to present: Science Centric 2010.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 6:30 PM
Do you explain, teach, present, write, blog, twitter, film, illustrate, animate or otherwise communicate science or technology, news, ideas, concepts or research?
This will be great chance for some face to face networking. Bring along your colleagues
April – AGM
where the activities of the past year and those for the coming year are discussed. We will also vote on the state committee. If you have any items you wish to discuss, or you would like to nominate for the committee (or a specific position), please email Sarah Lau (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Where: Botanical Café, Kings Park (parking available behind café and function centre)
Date: Thursday 29 April 2009
July – EVALUATION WORKSHOP – best practice in evaluation techniques: Australian Science Communicators WA Branch and National Science Week WA present evaluation training workshop Session 1 planning for evaluation and best practice in evaluation.
October – ASC-WA goes wild at Perth Zoo
On Friday 15 October, ASC-WA members were treated to an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ event at Perth Zoo.
October – Evaluation Worksop – session 2
25 October, Time: 8.30am Location: Curtin University
24 November – Quizalicious – get your quiz on! Time: 6.30pm Location: Rosie O’Grady’s Pub – Northbridge
10 December – End of Year Celebration and lunch with guest speaker WA Chief Scientist
Time: 12.30pm Location: Botanicals Cafe, Kings Park Cost: $73 – ASC MEMBERS ONLY EVENT