[ASC-list] ACT EVENT: Communicating the State of the environment - panel discussion - Tues 17/7/12

ASC ACT Branch asccanberra at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 23:40:13 UTC 2012

*Communicating the "State of the environment"*

*CSIRO Discovery Centre Lecture Theatre, Clunies Ross St, ACTON*

*Tuesday July 17th, 530pm arrival for 6pm start. Nibbles and drinks
provided *

*RSVP's essential through* http://stateofenvascact.eventbrite.com/

*All welcome*

**** The ACT Branch of the Australian Science Communicators invites you to
attend a panel discussion about how science communicator professionals are
currently communicating the state of the environment. Environmental issues
are becoming increasingly important in Australia and worldwide, so come and
hear about how some of these challenges are faced head on.


*Panellists include:*


*Peter Kanowski* is Professor of Forestry at the ANU Fenner School of
Environment & Society (fennerschool.anu.edu.au); he is currently on
extended leave as Deputy Director General of the Center for International
Forestry Research (www.cifor.org). Peter's academic work focuses
principally on forest policy and governance. Prior to his membership of the
2011 SoE Committee, he has played significant roles in various
forest-related policy processes at international, national, state and local


[image: Portrait_cropped_24Jun12]****

*Steven Cork* is an ecologist and futurist.  As an ecologist he spent 25
years in CSIRO researching the interactions between humans and the natural
environment around the world.  As a futurist he played a leading role in
developing scenarios for the World’s social-ecological futures for the
United Nations’ Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and has run similar
projects with government and non-government groups around Australia. He has
worked extensively as an advisor to governments on policy issues and as a
government employee developing and implementing environmental policy.  He
now works privately as a futurist, strategist and ecological advisor as the
Principal Consultant of *EcoInsights* and leads a project on the resilience
of Australia in the private sustainability R&D organisation Australia21. He
is an adjunct Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the
Australian National University. He was a member of the committee that
prepared the 2011 National State of the Environment Report.



***Nancy Dahl Tacconi* is the Director of the National Environmental
Reporting section in the Australian Government Department of
Sustainability, Environment, Water, Populations and Communities. She has
worked with the department in decision-support and science management roles
for over 10 years. Most recently, she was the project manager for the
latest five-yearly national State of Environment report (SoE 2011),
coordinating all aspects of the project from initial plans through to
delivery of the report and a review of its impacts.****

** [image: ART_8517]

*Kylie Evans* is the principal Communications Writer and Editor for
Biotext. She has written and edited documents for a range of clients,
including the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care,
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, ACT Government,
Pedestrian Council of Australia, and the World Health Organization. One of
her most important projects has been substantive editing and informational
design for the Australia State of the Environment report for the Australian
Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and

[image: ART_8847]

*Kirstin Duncan* is the senior graphic designer for Biotext. She gained her
formal qualification in graphic design at the Canberra Institute of
Technology whilst working as an infographics adviser for the Department of
the Prime Minister and Cabinet and running a flourishing freelance graphic
design business. Clients included the Department of Climate Change and
Energy Efficiency, DonateLife ACT and The Australian Institute of
Horticulture ACT. Highlights since joining Biotext in 2011 include sourcing
photography for Australia State of the Environment 2011, developing design
concepts and layouts for a Sandalwood Growers’ Guide and the University of
Queensland’s Health Information Systems Hub’s working paper series****

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