Join us for the Australian Science Communicators National Conference 2014 (ASC2014) this February in Brisbane.
The ASC is extremely grateful to our sponsors.
There are still sponsorship opportunities available for those who wish to make an impression on the people who make science accessible around the nation.
The ASC2014 conference will emphasise innovation in science communication stimulated by understanding our audiences, using visual communication and new media, and demonstrating the impact of our efforts.
This is the premier networking, professional development and interactive event for those making science, technology and innovation accessible. Therefore, sponsors will be promoted and have access to this group, Australia’s most active network of science. We encourage you to secure your sponsorship now so you can start aligning your brand with one of the most popular and innovative science and science communication conferences in Australia.
Download the ASC2014 Business opportunities brochure.
ASC2014 will feature high profile speakers from a range of backgrounds. Please direct media enquiries to Claire Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org, 0413 883 414).
If you would like to help promote ASC2014 (please do!), you are welcome to use the text, artwork, flyer and poster below on your website, event calendar or newsletters etc.. Please ensure they link to: www.ascconference.asn.au and use the #ASC14 hashtag on Twitter.
1. Promotional blurb
The Australian Science Communicators National Conference 2014 is the premier networking, professional development and interactive event for those making science, technology and innovation accessible.
With the theme: ‘Insight, Impact, Innovation’, ASC2014 will emphasise innovation in science communication stimulated by understanding our audiences, using visual communication and new media, and demonstrating the impact of our efforts.
A few features of our program include: Professor Ian Lowe (Emeritus Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Griffith University), Queensland Chief Scientist Geoff Garrett and CEO of the Australian Science Media Centre Susannah Eliott. There will be sessions with the heads of our biggest science agencies, business and industry leaders, science communication research and evaluation experts and leading journalists. Visualisation will be a key focus with a spectacular Sci-Art and poster exhibition and an address by Drew Berry, Biomedical Animator at Walter Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
The conference dinner will feature a special dignitary and the presentation of the Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication Award.
The professional development program will run each day, in a dedicated room, and it includes sessions on editing, website building, storytelling and other topics.
For more information and to register visit www.ascconference.asn.au
ASC2014 will run from 2 to 5 February 2014 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane.
REGISTER TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE REMOTELY!
Register to attend the The Australian Science Communicators National Conference 2014 remotely via livestream and podcasts. For the first time ever this premier biennial event for all those who make science accessible is available online. Be a part of the dialogue! Help shape the future of science and the communication of science by engaging in live discussions online every day of the conference, and before and after too. To reserve your online ticket click here.
MORE ON THE CONFERENCE THEME
Innovation in science communication is profound. From using visualisations, to gaining new insights into audiences, to adopting new media, to developing better measures of the impact of science engagement activities, science communicators are working in an exciting, dynamic space. Science communicators are using data-visualisation, interactive apps, animation, new education approaches graphic design and art to make science more accessible. Insights from psychology, social science and science communication research are helping us better connect with our stakeholders and society. There is progress towards developing widely-accessible evidence bases and resource kits to improve the effectiveness of science engagement. The ASC2014 national conference will address these and other driving forces around how we communicate science, technology and innovation.
MORE ON THE ASC
The Australian Science Communicators represents professionals working to make science accessible. ASC is a diverse national association, with around 500 members including scientists, journalists, writers, entertainers, students and other communicators who engage Australians (and people overseas) with science, technology and innovation. The ASC has been running since 1994 and runs a national conference every two years. More information is available about us here.
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3. The flyer and poster
Download the promotional flyer: ASC DL postcard
Download the promotional poster: ASC A3 Poster
4. Use the hashtag #ASC14