[ASC-list] (Vic event) What role for two-way communication and community engagement in the process of science?

Dyani Lewis dyanilewis at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 09:02:25 UTC 2012

Dear ASCers,

If you're in Melbourne next Wednesday, come along to the ASC Victoria

*What role for two-way communication and community engagement in the
process of science?*

When: Wednesday, 21 November, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Graduate House, University of Melbourne, 216-220 Leicester St Carlton

*Please register at: http://two-way-scicomm-eac2.eventbrite.com.au/?ebtv=C*

*Join the panel discussion, get practical when we examine **case studies in
**two-way science communication.*

*Refreshments provided.*

Two-way engagement has been the buzz phrase in science communication for
over the last decade, but how can this process be genuine and meaningful?

As engagement and communication practitioners we regularly connect the
public with science, but can this connection go beyond the transmission of
information? Can we facilitate engagement to actually improve the way
science is carried out?

A lively panel discussion and case studies for audience will bring together
researchers and science communicators and will explore why and explore how
engagement practitioners can implement deliberative engagement into their

*Associate Professor Megan Munsie* is a scientist who has combined her
extensive technical expertise in stem cell science with an interest and
understanding of the complex ethical, social and regulatory issues
associated with stem cells in research and in the clinic. She is the Head
of the Education, Ethics, Law & Community Awareness Unit, a position
jointly funded by the University of Melbourne and Monash University and
also the Policy and Outreach Manager for the Stem Cells Australia

*Chris Krishna-Pillay* is one of Australia’s most prominent science science
communicators and performers. His writing and performing credits
include, Dante's Laboratory and The Great Big Science Gig. He recently
directed Faraday's Candle for Re-science. Chris has worked for CSIRO for
more than 18 years and is Victorian Manager of CSIRO Education.
*Come along to share your thoughts and discuss whether communication and
engagement can actually add value to science.

*If you would like further information, please contact Kirsty Jones:
jones.kirstyann at gmail.com
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