[ASC-list] ASC Conference 2018 - Call for Session Producers (including workshops and socials)

Kali Madden office at asc.asn.au
Mon Jul 23 20:39:56 UTC 2018

It's so exciting to see such creative session proposals coming in already
thank you!

Some of you might appreciate this blast from the past...

Highlights reel from the last time the national conference was in Sydney in

https://vimeo.com/44354826 <http://bit.ly/ASC2012_vid>

First round proposals due 30th July:




On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 2:29 PM, Kali Madden <office at asc.asn.au> wrote:

> It is time!
> Calling all potential Session Producers (including Workshops and Social
> Events) for the upcoming 2018 National Conference to be held in Sydney in
> November.
> The theme for ASC2018 is “*Elevate Engage Collaborate*” and we will be
> particularly interested in session proposals
> <http://2018conf.asc.asn.au/submit-your-session-proposal/> (includes
> workshops and social activities), papers, case studies and posters that
> speak to this theme.
> Below is an outline of what we are seeking from you in order to assist the
> selection process.
> This information and more is also available at the conference website here
> <http://bit.ly/ASC2018-producer>.
> First round: *30 July 2018* [SUBMIT
> <http://2018conf.asc.asn.au/submit-your-session-proposal/>]
> Second round: 10 August 2018
> Do you or others you know have a skill/practical knowledge that you can
> share?
> Have you been involved in an interesting project or two in recent years
> that would make for a good case study?
> Have you been doing research in science communication and education,
> visiting science communication and education conferences, or have a good
> literature review that you could share?
> Are you a facilitator, able to draw others into exploring and practicing
> new skills and knowledge?
> Have you had an opportunity to work with interesting collaborators outside
> of science communication who have enriched your understanding and practice
> that you could invite to share?
> Are you a social genius and know how to generate a good time? Submit your
> social event proposal and lead the way!
> Engaging, novel, innovative, creative, interactive ways of running a
> session will be appreciated.
> Many of our experienced professionals want to go deeper with their
> material.
> Have you participated in a complex science communication project in recent
> years? If yes, please offer to share about it! Either alone or with others
> who were involved.
> Do you have friends or colleagues outside science communication that could
> bring new knowledge to this industry? Bring them in too! We’ve had many
> requests to hear from experts in other industries to glean new
> transferrable insights.
> We would like people to think a little, enjoy themselves, and walk away
> inspired and engaged.
> Many who have attended previous ASC conferences have commented on the
> quality of sessions and socials. This is 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. Session producers are
> featured in the program for the event.
> This year we sent out a pre-conference scoping survey (aka community
> wishlist) and the live results are available for you to see what people are
> saying.
> View the results here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-P6GNRPCSL/
> <http://bit.ly/ASC2018-survey-share>
> The survey is still open and will help guide program choices for ASC2018.
> Have your say here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pre-ASC2018
> <http://bit.ly/pre-ASC2018-wishlist>
> ASC2010 <http://bit.ly/ASC2010ph> ~ ASC2012 <http://bit.ly/ASC2012ph> ~
> ASC2014 <http://bit.ly/ASC2014ph> ~ ASC2016 <http://bit.ly/ASC2016ph> ~
> ASC2017 <http://bit.ly/ASC2017ph> ~ *ASC2018* is being co-created now, by
> you!
> Can't wait to see what goodies will be on the program this time around -
> and that is up to you!
> All of this information and more is available on the conference website
> here <http://bit.ly/ASC2018-producer>.
> Note for *PD Day Presenters*: We will be in touch to discuss your PD
> session separately, and feel free to submit more for the larger conference
> in the meantime!
> Please don't hesitate to ask questions or run initial ideas by us at
> program.committee at asc.asn.au
> Cheers,
> Kali
> p.s
> *A note about community-sourced conferences. *
> We are a membership-funded not-for-profit volunteer-led industry
> association with an 8 hour/week office.
> Many senior science communicators and researchers believe that the strong
> international standing of Australian science communication and education
> research has been strongly nurtured and made possible by having a network
> like the ASC for more than two decades now.
> Occasionally we receive comments from conference delegates asking why
> there weren't more presentations about x, or more presentations from group
> y?
> Our answer?
> Because those people did not submit a session to the conference!
> Our volunteer Executive <http://www.asc.asn.au/about/#whoswho> and
> Program Committee do a lot of work behind the scenes to bring in speakers
> and content that is most useful for our delegates and members. Like you,
> they are leading busy lives and are exceedingly generous with their time to
> bring quality conferences to the community.
> If you (or those you want to hear from) do not indicate a wish to
> participate, the community is poorer for your absence. What other
> extraordinary contributions could be available to the field if only we knew
> about them?
> Despite the conferences being largely made possible by volunteers, we
> continue to receive wonderful feedback like the following comment from an
> experienced member recently:
> "*Last conference had an exceptional line up - more of the same!!*"
> The conference continues to evolve and gets better the more *you* as
> members contribute to creating it.
> Share your views <http://bit.ly/pre-ASC2018-wishlist>, invite people you
> think should be presenting to submit something
> <http://bit.ly/ASC2018-producer>,  and contact people you are impressed
> by and ask them to consider being involved.
> And invite people to Join the ASC <http://www.asc.asn.au/join/> to
> support us being here to continue to generate events and opportunities for
> all those making science accessible.
> Thank you!
> [image: photo]
> Kali Madden
> Executive Officer, Conference Director, Australian Science Communicators, The
> national forum for science communicators and science journalists.
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