[ASC-list] New Zealand science communicators conference

Timothy Thwaites timth at optusnet.com.au
Thu Oct 15 21:07:18 UTC 2009

Dear ASCers,


Here is a flyer from our sister organisation in New Zealand.


Are you a scientist, journalist, public relations professional in the
science sector, science educator in the classroom or museum or just
interested in learning more about communicating science?


Science Communicators Association of New Zealand

Annual Conference - Massey University, November 9 - 10

"Science Communication - Beyond the Daily News"

Once again SCANZ has organised an exciting conference that will appeal to a
wide range of people who are involved in various levels of communicating
science. The programme features some exciting keynote speakers including the
Head of Natural History New Zealand, Michael Stedman, the Prime Minister's
Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Barry Fox a former Vice
president of CBS, Dr Brennon Wood from Massey and Greg Carlyon from Horizons
Regional Council.

As well as the top flight keynote speakers, a series of workshops will be
staged including:

*	Communication tips for scientists
*	Communicating with kids
*	Making videos for the web
*	Communications opportunities for museums
*	The challenges of dealing with IP


There will be sessions on blogging, communicating across the sciences and
getting science to the public. There will also be a session from Peter
Griffin who attended the recent World Conference on Science Journalism

The venue for the conference is the  Sport and Rugby Institute on the Massey
Campus  <http://www.sportandrugbyinstitute.co.nz>
http://www.sportandrugbyinstitute.co.nz. The conference dinner will be held
at Te Manawa, the Science Centre and Museum at Palmerston North.
<http://www.temanawa.co.nz> www.temanawa.co.nz The cost of the conference is
just $240 which includes the conference dinner. 

For more details and to register go to the SCANZ website
<http://www.scanz.co.nz> www.scanz.co.nz  or contact Peter Burke 021 224
2184 or  <mailto:peter.burke at horizons.govt.nz> peter.burke at horizons.govt.nz 




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