[ASC-list] ASC event***Hot Air: August 19 - Communicating the science of climate change to business and governments

Jenni Metcalfe jenni at econnect.com.au
Tue Aug 4 06:54:05 UTC 2009

At Brisbane Convention Centre

Program outline


Welcome, Tim Thwaites, ASC President

Keynote speaker, Professor Ian Lowe, President of Australian Science


9.45-10.15; 10.45-11.15

The challenges and needs of industry and business when communicating the
science of climate change

Adam Chapman, Chief winemaker, Sirromet wines

Dr Jan Green, Manager, Ecology & Sustainability, ENERGEX limited

Peta Ashworth, CSIRO sociologist on climate change

(Chaired by Dr Owen Cameron, Manager of the national Climate Change Research
Strategy for Primary Industries)



The challenges and needs of governments communicating the science of climate

Dr Helen Fairweather, Manager (Chief Scientist), Queensland Climate Change
Centre of Excellence

Anne Leitch, CSIRO PhD researcher: Social resilience to climate change: The
adaptive capacity of local government in the Great Barrier Reef region

Anthony Swirepik, Director A/g, Climate Change Science Team, Department of
Climate Change

(Chaired by Dr Simon Torok, communication and marketing for CSIRO Marine and
Atmospheric research)



Reporting on the science of climate change given vested interests of
governments and businesses

Robyn Williams, ABC Science broadcaster

Emma Marris, US-based freelance environment writer (for Nature, etc)

Dr Joan Leach, Convenor of science communication program, University of



Small group focus on pre-prepared scenarios

Organised and chaired by Dr Will Rifkin, University of NSW

Facilitators include: Jenni Metcalfe, Tim Thwaites, Simon Torok, Joan Leach,
Louise Goggin, David Ellyard, Meg Rive, Simon Chester, Michelle Tan, Sarah
Cole and others



DRINKS and snacks hosted by local south east Queensland ASC branch (venue
TBC); open to all ASC members as well as Hot Air delegates 


Register for the day (Wednesday 19 August)  through the 10th International
Ecology Congress at: :  <http://www.intecol10.org/rego.asp>
http://www.intecol10.org/rego.asp. Registration for the day is  $460 and ASC
members will receive a $100 discount on their registration fees (email:
office at asc.asn.au to apply for refund).



Jenni Metcalfe

Director Econnect Communication

PO Box 734

South Brisbane Q 4101



jenni at econnect.com.au

phone: + 61 7 3846 7111, +0408 551 866

skype:  jenni.metcalfe


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