[ASC-list] ASCSA: Adelaide event Mon 19 April

Lisa Bailey LBailey at riaus.org.au
Tue Apr 13 23:46:30 UTC 2010


ASCSA Monthly: Inspiring Australia - communicating science to the nation
Monday 19 April, 6.30-8.30pm, The Science Exchange.  Book at http://ascainspiring.eventbrite.com/
In February, The Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator The Hon, Kim Carr, launched Inspiring Australia; A national strategy for engagement with the sciences. This long-awaited report sets out a plan for science communication in Australia, arguing that 'To fully realise the social, economic and environmental benefits of our significant investment in science and research, we must communicate and engage the wider community in science.'

What does the report mean for scientists and those involved in the many different forms of science communication? How might we influence its implementation? What do bodies such as the Australian Science Communicators make of the report's many recommendations?

A panel of science communicators will provide some brief observations on different aspects of the report before the topic is opened for general discussion on science communication in Australia and South Australia.

Cost:

Free for ASC or RiAus members

$5 students

$10 non-members.

Book now online and cash payment can be made on the evening at reception.

http://ascainspiring.eventbrite.com/




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