Concurrent Session 6A Using the 2011 Community Attitudes Survey to inform policy and science engagement programs

We regularly talk of the need for an evidence base for science engagement in Australia. In 2007, the Victorian Government released its first survey on adult’ attitudes and engagement with science and technology ( Four years later, the 2011 survey is completed. What’s changed? What could it mean for communicators and policy makers?

Use this interactive session to become familiar with the data and interrogate it on-line to answer your own questions or just get to know your audience better. Hear policy makers and science communicators discuss their use of data to inform engagement approaches and policy development. BYO computer or ipad.

Wendy Williams (session producer), Manager, Science and Innovation Outreach, Dept of Business and Innovation

Charlie Coulton (speaker), Senior Research Consultant, Sweeney Research

Jenni Metcalfe (speaker), Director, EConnect