ASC National conference 2012 – three great days

What happens when you have 250 science communicators in the same place at the same time? Going on observations from the recent national conference in Sydney you get an intense buzz of social networking. Every face to face gathering was busy with people talking, laughing, exchanging ideas and contact details, moving around to meet new […]

ASC2012 – three days is not enough

Overview: The ASC2012 conference forms a great package. The program features impressive speakers and important topics, with appealing social events from Sunday through Tuesday nights, and a few deals for attractions while you are in Sydney.
Chief Scientist plenary extended: Given we have a plethora of Chief Scientists, we have extended the duration of their plenary. […]

Research at ASC2012

[ 27 February 2012 to 29 February 2012. ] Science communication is an active field of research and some of the latest results will be presented at ASC2012.

Among many others there will be a paper discussing strategies to close the gap between target audience and actual audience, while another one explores the way Twitter can be used to gauge people’s interest in science.

With the […]

Science as Art – Art as Science

[ 27 February 2012 to 29 February 2012. ] Science and art are not as far apart as you may think. A long history of visualising science entwines the two disciplines. At ASC2012 delegates will be able to learn how to make use of science art and visualisation when communicating scientific concepts and explore the transition between pure science and pure art.

Illustrations and graphics […]

Science vs. the Media

[ 27 February 2012 to 29 February 2012. ] The relationship between scientists and the media can be difficult at best – and the disagreement over who is to blame for any difficulties seems endless. How fortunate for people on all sides that the ASC 2012 Conference offers so many opportunities to work through the differences and learn from each other!

In a recent blog […]

ASC conference – a social happening

Cocktails in UTS’s new Great Hall? Café Scientific in a pub? Book Launch event of The Genome Generation? Pre-conference drinks with sci-comm up-and-comings?
Yes to all! The conference social calendar is now in place and we even offer a choice on the Tuesday evening.
First off is a relaxed pre-conference get-together at the Belgian Beer Café in […]

ASC2012 – you *know* you want to go. Here’s why!

[ 27 February 2012 to 29 February 2012. ] On the web, your colleague in the office down the hall is as close as the one from the other end of the continent – but wouldn’t it be nice to catch up with all of them in more than 140 characters? In person and in one place? To chat about what they’ve been up […]

Are computer games and apps the new frontiers for communicating science?

[ 27 February 2012 to 29 February 2012. ] Computer games can be a powerful form of media, not only in school teaching, but also to engage the general public in science. In a session at the Australian Science Communicators’ National Conference, ASC2012, a panel of experienced game designers and educators will explore and explain how this is done. Among the speakers at this […]

Speed mentoring at ASC conference

The ASC conference is less than six weeks away and additional program details and events keep coming in. We will announce our line up great social events for the Monday and Tuesday nights very soon. The speed mentoring session on day 1 of the conference is looking amazing with 15 mentors to be on hand. […]

ASC National Conference 2012 – Dec 2011 update

The full program for the National Conference is now on the conference website, Increasingly detailed information will be added regularly to the site.
The early bird deadline has been extended to 15 January 2012. As usual ASC members get a significant discount to the non-members rate.
The conference will be at Sydney Masonic Centre from 27-29 […]