ASC Co-Presidents’ Message, Jirana Craven and Tom Carruthers

We’re in full swing preparing for the Perth 2024 conference. By the time of this newsletter, our abstract submissions will be open, super-early bird registrations will be available in the coming days, and we have already secured our first sponsor. It’s all very exciting.

A little sooner than June, we have a networking gathering, and the student symposium. We extend a warm invitation to all members to participate and stay updated on the latest developments in the field of science communication. This year, we’ve broadened the scope to include PhD candidates, promising a diverse range of presentations.

Behind the scenes, the team are progressing with revisions to the membership portal. As communicated a week ago, now is the time to ensure your member details are up to date before we shut down to port to the new one. We hope to have further updates on progress next month.

With the year-end comes the Annual General Meeting (AGM). This gathering is a crucial opportunity for members to vote and engage on the range of changes we are hoping to enact in the next 12 months. We strongly encourage all eligible members to attend. For those unable to be present, please remember to submit your proxies.

Furthermore, if you have interest, we invite you to consider joining the National Council. Both of us are offering to continue the co-president role, and should the membership support that intention, we are aspiring to achieve a lot in what we expect to be our final 12-months in this role.

Finally, we would like to make a big welcome to Emma Berthold and Kate Patterson who have joined us in the Executive Office role as contractors for the immediate future. We are excited that we’ve been able to afford to have the support of them both, especially through this period of increased activity. Welcome aboard.

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