[ASC-list] ASC Conference 2012 - Call for Session Producers

Kali Madden office at asc.asn.au
Sun Oct 2 08:22:31 UTC 2011


It is time! Calling all potential Session Producers for the upcoming 2012
National Conference to be held in Sydney in February. Nominate yourselves or
ask a friend whose session you would like to see.
A big thank you to those who have already responded with your desire to
produce a session.
Below is the outline of what we are seeking from you in order to assist the
selection process.

PROPOSALS

Send a single page (bullet points good) to ASC2012 at wsm.com.au outlining:

   - Topic
   - How the 1 hr session will be structured
   - Who might you bring in? (speakers, facilitators, other - including URLs
   to your proposed people welcome)

SPACES ARE LIMITED!

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We have a preference for moving away from too many "talking head" style
presentations, though sleek talking heads will not be passed up. Engaging,
novel, innovative, creative, interactive ways of running a session will be
appreciated. There is no rule against submitting "talking head" videos ahead
of the conference as part of the program library and then using the session
time as an interactive.

We would like people to think a little, enjoy themselves, and walk away
inspired and engaged.

Sessions will preferably fall within the conference themes outlined below.

PROPOSALS DUE

First round: 10 October 2011
Second round: 21 October 2011

More about the conference coming soon.

MORE ABOUT SESSION PRODUCERS

Many who attended the 2010 conference commented on the quality of sessions
and this was due in large part to the producers working behind the scenes.
Producers conceive, design, plan, find speakers for, and organise each
session on the program. They may or may not also participate in the session
themselves.

ADDITIONAL BONUS FOR 2012 SESSION PRODUCERS

We are fortunate to have on board the top quality support of professional
conference organisers Waldron Smith Management for this event. This means
that our 2012 producers will have support for speaker liaison, travel and
accommodation bookings and more. Hence producers can spend more time
conceiving of the ideal session and less time on administering or organising
the logistics themselves. Session producers are featured in the program for
the event.

SEE THE 2010 PROGRAM

Email 2012producers at asc.asn.au to request a copy.

CONFERENCE THEMES

Keep in mind that the overall conference theme is "Getting science where
it's needed" and the streams within that are:

   - Professional practice
   - Media & journalism
   - Science & public policy
   - Science and the creative process: science & art, narratives &
   story-telling
   - New/Social media
   - Research in science communication

Can't wait to see what goodies will be on the program this time around - and
that is up to you!

Please don't hesitate to ask questions or run initial ideas by us at
ASC2012 at wsm.com.au


Cheers,



Kali

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Kali Madden
ASC Office
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