ASC 2014 conference update

The Australian Science Communicators national conference 2014 is now only a matter of weeks away so it is time to revisit the website and make sure you have your finger on the ever increasing conference pulse.
Just a few of the things to catch up on are:

Only today to register to be in the running to […]

ASC 2014 workshops and activities

The ASC2014 Program Committee is excited to announce that there are new optional workshops and activities available for conference delegates. Spaces are limited:

Sunday 2nd February: Community Storytelling Series, Part 1

Telling stories with images using smart phones and tablets. A free 3 hour afternoon workshop for delegates only [times to be confirmed] Facilitated by Susan Rooney-Harding […]

President’s update – #ASC14

Thanks to Claire Harris for the update!
Quick ASC14 stats and facts

Over 120 abstract and session submissions
1 conference dinner
1 breakfast hosted by New Zealand Science Communicators
Earlybird registrations open until next month
Submissions from New Zealand, South Africa and Japan
ASC conferences have been run since 1996
We will have four streams (in four rooms) of conference activities over the […]

ASC 2014 conference update

Register now for the ASC2014 conference (2 to 5 February 2014, Brisbane)
Thank you to Claire Harris for providing us with the conference update. This article was published in ASC’s newsletter Scope (August edition).
ASC 2014 conference activities are in full swing with only 2 weeks left until all session proposals and abstracts are due.
What you submit is […]

ASC National Conference 2014 – registrations open

ASC2014 will emphasise innovation in science communication stimulated by understanding our audiences, using visual communication and new media, and demonstrating the impact of our efforts. Continue reading

From the President – Rod’s update

Howdy folks,
Well aren’t these exciting times to be an ASC-ist? This month marks the beginning of the formal process we hope will lead the ASC down the path to professionalisation.
Professionalisation will lift the value of everyone’s ASC membership to the next level. Being a member of a professional ASC association should be a peer-endorsement of competence (hell, […]

ASC2014 will be at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

We have selected one of the best convention centres in the world as the venue for our next national conference. The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre’s new wing on Grey Street has a 400 seat auditorium, breakout rooms, a large foyer for displays, meals and networking, and easy access to the cultural precinct of Brisbane’s […]

Next ASC national conference – February 2014

The ASC Executive has agreed that the next ASC national conference will be held in early February 2014. I’ll keep you on tenterhooks by saying that we’ll announce the city and venue soon.
The feedback from ASC2012 delegates have helped guide our planning and we’ll use their input to make ASC2014 even better than the terrific […]

Chief Scientist’s speech to ASC conference – the transcript of Ian Chubb’s presentation

Professor Ian Chubb, Australia’s Chief Scientist, was a worthy voice to present the Robyn William’s address, to open the ASC conference. Ian’s presentation started minds thinking and the points he raised kept delegates challenged throughout the 3 days of the event.
Kali Madden is continuing the spade work needed to post podcasts of various plenary sessions […]

SocMed Stars

Thanks to Kristin Alford from Bridge 8 for contributing this article:
The ability to synthesise complex information and articulate it in a clear and concise way is a skill. When that is done well within a strict word limit under tight deadlines, it’s something to celebrate.
Kylie Sturgess (@kyliesturgess <> ), Dr Krystal Evans (@dr_krystal <> ) and Dr Sarah Keenihan […]