[ASC-list] liquid learning sci-com officers forum - WDYT?

Lamberts Rod rod.lamberts at anu.edu.au
Wed Nov 30 03:44:22 UTC 2011

As sponsors, speakers, and extremely last minute and ad hoc (invited) 'MCs' of the inaugural one (in 2010), we chose not to to support, attend, or sponsor this one. Suffice to say we didn't see the value from CPAS' perspective after Forum 1 ...


On 30/11/2011, at 2:02 PM, Lisa Bailey wrote:

> Hi all
> I’d be interested to get people’s feedback for those that have been involved in this years or last year’s Science Communication Officers Forum run by Liquid Learning.
> I was invited to present at this year’s conference in Sydney (last week), and I hope my case study was useful for the participants but I must say I was a bit let down by the conference.  It seems to be run by a for-profit conference organising company who know nothing about science communication (hence them trying to organise it during National Science Week in the first instance!)  It is incredibly expensive (over $2000 I think the full cost was, for what turned out to be 1.5 days of conference) and I feel bad for the people who paid good money to attend.  This is nothing against the presenters who were all very good and had excellent contributions to make, but I just left the whole thing feeling a bit let down. 
> What is anyone else’s experience?  The reason that I’m posting this to ASC is that ASC has supported promoting the conference which I wonder whether is in the best interest of our members?  I think the national ASC conference is a much better value for money proposition!
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