[ASC-list] ASC2012 - social events and new attraction deals

Jesse Shore jesse at prismaticsciences.com
Mon Feb 13 13:07:25 UTC 2012


This is a reminder about social events to those who have registered for the
Australian Science Communicators National Conference and to entice those yet
to register. And there's news about new deals for delegates to Sydney
attractions. 

 

1.	Delegates - Please RSVP events at asc.asn.au for the conference
cocktail reception at UTS. 
2.	Be quick to RSVP president at asc.asn.au to get the last free tickets
for the book event on Tuesday.
3.	Your other social event on Tuesday needs no RSVP. ABC Cafe
Scientific will be a fun free-wheeling talk-fest. 
4.	Send Will Grant @willozap a tweet if you plan to go to the Sunday
pre-conference tweetup / gathering
5.	Free tickets to the Australian Museum
<http://australianmuseum.net.au/> . 
6.	New attraction deal - free entry to the Museum of Human Disease
<http://medicalsciences.med.unsw.edu.au/somsweb.nsf/page/MoHD>  
7.	Time's running out to book your place on the tour of NMI
<http://www.measurement.gov.au/>  in Lindfield.

 

1.

The cocktail reception will be held in the spectacular Great Hall, see
http://datasearch.uts.edu.au/fmu/news-events/masterplan/news-detail.cfm?Item
Id=29166 

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Monday 27 February 2012; UTS Cocktail Reception

University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) is delighted to invite all Australian
Science Communicators National Conference 2012 (ASC2012) delegates to attend
a cocktail reception. 

 

You can share your thoughts with other delegates after the first full day of
the conference program. Professor Ross Milbourne, Vice-Chancellor of UTS,
will talk briefly about the re-development of the Ultimo Precinct. This
cultural and educational precinct in the heart of Sydney brings together
UTS, the Powerhouse Museum, the ABC, TAFE NSW and other partners in
initiatives like the Ultimo Science Festival to help promote science and
technology to the general public.

Time: 1800 - 2000 hrs
Venue: The Great Hall, Level 5, UTS Tower, Broadway, Ultimo
RSVP: For catering purposes please RSVP  <mailto:events at asc.asn.au>
events at asc.asn.au by Friday 17 February 2012

 

2.

Tuesday 28 February 2012; The Genome Generation - new book event
Award winner author and journalist, Elizabeth Finkel, will be in
conversation with Wilson da Silva, Editor-in-chief of Cosmos Magazine, about
her recently launched book, The Genome Generation. The first 20 delegates to
RSVP to president at asc.asn.au will receive free entry (otherwise $10). Drinks
are included. The event is in restaurant rich Glebe (a short bus or taxi
ride from the Masonic Centre). Click here
<http://www.gleebooks.com.au/default.asp?p=events/events4_htm#Elizabeth_Fink
el>  for more details. Call 02-9660 2333 to book if you missed a free
ticket.

Time: 1800 - 2000 hrs
Venue: gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe

 

3.

Tuesday 28 February 2012; ABC Cafe Scientific. A public forum - all welcome.
Ignorance is Bliss: How much science do we need to know? And why should we
trust scientists?

>From medicines and food, to our hobbies and workplaces, there are risks
everywhere we look. Join host Paul Willis (RiAus), Anna-Maria Arabia
(FASTS), Nadia Levin (ANSTO) and Rod Lamberts (ANU/CPAS) as they take a
slice of science, a sachet of ethics, and a liberal dusting of risky
technology and try to work out if it's possible to make objective, ethically
unambiguous decisions about science in our lives.

Time: 1830 hrs onwards
Venue: Civic Hotel, 1st floor, 388 Pitt St Sydney
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Entry: Entry is included in Registration. Cash bar available

 

4.

Sunday 26 February 2012; Informal Pre-Conference Gathering

Time: 1800 onwards
Venue: Belgian Beer Cafe The Rocks
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Entry: Entry is included in Registration. Cash bar available

 

5.

The Australian Museum <http://australianmuseum.net.au/>  has added ten free
tickets to its offer of discounted entry. The first ten delegates to email
president at asc.asn.au will get a ticket. 

 

6.

New attraction deal - The Museum of Human Disease
<http://medicalsciences.med.unsw.edu.au/somsweb.nsf/page/MoHD>  offers
delegates free entry Feb 27 - Mar 2. Open Mon-Fri 10-5pm. Australia's only
publicly accessible Pathology Collection. Normally $10. This includes a
trial of our "new" ipad driven online catalogue.

 

7.

Tour Australia <http://www.measurement.gov.au/> 's National Measurement
Institute 

Here's your chance to visit NMI, a world leader in counting DNA molecules.
Why count DNA? Because counting may one day help us diagnose diseases more
quickly. But wait, there's nano particles and high voltage and . All these
and more will be revealed in a lab tour hosted by NMI on 1st March 2012, 10
a.m. - 12 noon. Register by Wednesday 22nd Feb at
communications at measurement.gov.au.

 

 

Cheers, 
Jesse

 

Jesse Shore

President, Australian Science Communicators, 2012

 <mailto:president at asc.asn.au> president at asc.asn.au

 <http://www.asc.asn.au/> http://www.asc.asn.au/ 

 

ASC National Conference 2012, Sydney, 27-29 February

 <http://2012conf.asc.asn.au/> http://2012conf.asc.asn.au/ 

 

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