2023 EMCR Intensive Training Day

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Does the idea of doing live radio to speak about your research excite or frighten you? How about presenting to investors or future employers?

Join us on Saturday 18 February for a rare opportunity to access training in science communication from thought and education leaders from across the country, collaborating together for this intensive training day.

This intensive workshop aims to inspire researchers to better communicate their field of research, exploring the questions:

  • What is science communication and why is it important?
  • Who are my audiences?
  • What is my story?
  • And, what tools do I have to tell that story?

Who’s it for?

This event is aimed at early to mid-career researchers who have an interest in developing their science communication skills to better support their career.

Held in Canberra, this one day intensive event will equip participants in the basics of science communication, media engagement and presentation. Whether it’s for a national TV, local radio slot, a conference presentation or even talking to your family over dinner, this training day will build participants’ confidence and help them be understood.

More details coming soon.

Workshop details

Schedule – The workshop will run from 8.30am – 5:00pm and includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

This will be followed by a public event from 6:00pm

Program and venue details will be available soon

Workshop facilitators

This event wouldn’t be possible without the volunteer efforts of the presenters and the coordinators of the training event. We thank them for their support.

The list of presenters is still being finalised and will be available shortly


This is a rare opportunity with tickets being heavily subsidised by volunteer efforts from the presenters and coordinators. Prices are:

  • Non-member: $137
  • Member: $50
  • Conference attendee: $0

Non-members will also be set up with an associate membership of the ASC for one year as part of their training fee.

Book your ticket here.

Included in the ticket price for non-members is an associate membership to the ASC for one year so that you can continue to engage with the local science communication community.

Public engagement night

Get to know your local scientist
Key to this event is the inclusion of a practical exercise in science communication by the workshop participants. On the Saturday evening, we are taking over a local venue and inviting the public in to chat directly with the EMCRs who will get the opportunity to directly make use of the skills they’ve practiced throughout the day.

Know someone who loves learning about science? Why not invite them along to learn from you and other workshop attendees.

More details coming soon.

RSVP via eventbrite.

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