Science communication is an active field of research and some of the latest results will be presented at ASC2012. Read about some of the highlights among the nearly 30 research papers presented at the conference.
Science is all about accuracy, trying to clearly describe the rules by which nature plays. Art is quite the opposite. Leaving room for interpretation and deliberately challenging rules and conventions. You may be surprised to read here, that the two disciplines get along quite well – of course another topic to be discussed at ASC2012.
Have you created engaging visuals to communicate science?
You are invited to share your work in the ASC2012 Science-as-Art Exhibition!
Science can be beautiful and the visualisation of science is a universal and ancient means of communication and engagement.
The Science-As-Art exhibition at the ASC2012 conference will showcase examples of science visualisation created by scientists, science-artists and science communicators right across Australia.
This is an exhibition for anyone interested in science and communicating science visually.
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: 20 Feb 2012
Prizes will be awarded.
Whether you’re a sci-comm newbie or battle-scarred veteran, the ASC 2012 Conference has something for you.
While it’s a little too early to confirm every detail, here are a few tidbits guaranteed to whet your appetite.
So far, we can confirm there will be:
Chiefly scientists (both Federal and State)
Professional development sessions on communication planning, writing for the media, and playing the consultancy game
Speed mentoring – special opportunities for people to grill seasoned professionals (sounds like a cooking class…)
Science communication research stories from the academy and beyond
Science, art and the many things that happen when they play together
A serious look at the evolving and maturing face of social media and science communication
Science, politics, and some insight from the world of science lobbyists
Stay tuned, soooo much more to come…
It will feature a feast of workshops, discussions, presentations, networking events, good time entertainment and the opportunity to mingle with some of the best kinds of people in the entire universe.
Australian Science Communicators National Conference
February 27 to 29, 2012
Official Opening: Monday, February 27, 2012 by Prof Ian Chubb AO, Chief Scientist of Australia
- Professional practice
- Media & journalism
- Science & public policy
- Science and the creative process: science & art, narratives & story-telling
- New/Social media
- Research in science communication
See y’all there!
Conference Convenor, ASC-2012