Concurrent Session 3A Inspiring Australia: is it engaging Australians with Science?

Is evidence the name of the game for the Inspiring Australia program or still lip service? After a year of activity what can we demonstrate about its achievements? State and territory Inspiring Australia officers, representatives of lead agencies and Graham Durant, Director of Questacon, provide national and regional perspectives for how Inspiring Australia is progressing. Will they be able to back their words with data or is it still too early for meaningful measures? Whether tangible or not, we can examine details of how the program is unfolding.

Preconference material/links to be viewed prior to attending the session;

Jesse Shore (session producer), Science Communicator, Prismatic Sciences & ASC President

Sue Stocklmayer AM (chair), Director, CPAS, ANU

Graham Durant (panellist), Director, Questacon, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

Cris Kennedy (panellist), Director, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra

Peter Leihn (panellist), Director, Office of the Chief Scientist and Scientific Engineer

Cobi Smith (panellist),  PhD researcher at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science and Science in Society and Facilitator at the Royal Institution of Australia

Jeannie-Marie Leroi (panellist), Science Marketing & Communication  Officer, University of Tasmania

Chris Krishna-Pillay (panellist), Victorian Manager, CSIRO Education

Simon Carroll (panellist), Director, Science partnerships

Keely Quinn (panellist), Major Projects / Inspiring Australia Officer, Engineers Australia Northern Division

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