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

We hope this note finds you in good spirits. Last month, our colleagues Claire, Phil, Adam, Preeti, and Isabella represented the ASC at Science Meets Parliament. They had the opportunity to engage with policy-makers and stakeholders, and reported having a great and inspiring time. We will post a detailed blog and webinar about the event […]

A scientifically engaged Australia

This speech was delivered by Prof. the Hon Kim Carr FAHA FTSE to the Australian Science Communicators at the 2023 national conference at the Shine Dome, Canberra, 16 February 2023

Late last year, the Bureau of Meteorology tried to rebrand itself.  They issued statements insisting that we should now refer to them as ‘The Bureau’, rather […]

Diversity in STEM

Another public consultation opportunity has opened today, this a dialogue starter around diversity in STEM.

From the Department’s consultation website:

We want to hear your experiences with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Your stories and insights will help shape our vision to increase diversity, engagement and skills in STEM, and support pathways for diverse groups into […]

Got an international project?

The ASC, as part of our international engagement, have a seat on the Preparatory Committee for the World Organisation of Science Literacy (WOSL).

Currently WOSL are seeking ideas for projects to select as the international collaborative project for 2023. Their request is below:

We would like to know if any of our member organizations could contribute related […]

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

You’d think that we’d be taking a break and resting after what was a very busy and overcommitted month, however, after finishing the conference and EMCR intensive (which you can read about here), we switched gear and have been hurriedly finalising our bid for PCST 2027. Hopefully March will bring us some respite before Tom […]

What would you ask a politician, if you had the chance?

As new members of Science and Technology Australia (STA), ASC for the first time will be part of Science Meets Parliament, so below is your chance to have some input on that.

In this program, STA organises meetings between representatives of their member organisations (mostly scientific professional bodies) and members of parliament. 

We – Claire Harris, Adam […]

PCST 2027 – a bid for the region

The ASC is underway with a bid to host PCST2027 in Australia.

The current conference committee consists of the following ASC members:

David Barbalet National Alliances Manager, Questacon – Department of Industry, Science & ResourcesDr Heather Bray UWAJirana Boontanjai Co-President, ASCNiall Byrne Creative Director at Science in Public Pty LtdDr Tom Carruthers Co-President, ASC; Client Partner, Ogilvy […]

Hindsight, insight, foresight in Science Communication – a reflection

by Abigail Goff, on behalf of the ASC2023 organising committee

With the ASC2023 national conference wrapped, it is time to reflect on the thoughts, themes, and topics discussed in the hindsight, insight, foresight -themed week.


Keynotes from the Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley, Prof. the Hon. Kim Carr, and Prof. Tom Calma addressed issues from Australia’s science […]

We want your thoughts

UPDATED to include Diversity in STEM consultation

The ASC is calling for members to contribute to two public consultation rounds. Please get in touch with us if you are able to contribute to an ASC statement on the below.

The Science priorities and statement

A refresh of Australia’s national science priorities launched on Thursday, with the Albanese government […]

Bridging research and practice

The Journal of Science Communication is calling for abstracts as part of a special issue connecting science communication research and practice: challenges and ways forward.

This special issue of JCOM will be devoted to research articles, practical insights and essays focusing on the potential for effective and sustainable collaborations between science communication researchers and practitioners.

Find out […]