Dear ASCers,

An event which may be of interest to the list - with apologies for any cross-posting.

Best wishes, Laura

Transformations in Cultural and Scientific Communication
Thursday 5 & Friday 6 March 2009
09.00 am - 4.00 pm

Museums Australia (Victoria), Museum Victoria, the Centre for Creative Innovation and Swinburne University are collaborating to deliver a conference and masterclasses on communicating with new museum audiences.  The conference will be held at Melbourne Museum, 5 - 6 March 2009.

Fourteen presenters will explore how scientific and cultural organisations can creatively engage communities, using innovative communication programs and strategies. Featured speakers include:

-         Ross Dawson, Chairman of Future Exploration Network and author of Living Networks.

-         Shelley Bernstein, New York's Brooklyn Museum, a leader in connecting with communities using social media such as MySpace and Facebook.

-         Julian Cribb, Adjunct Professor in Science Communication at the University of Technology Sydney and recipient of 32 awards for journalism.

-         Dr Andi Hovarth, science communicator and producer of the weekly radio science broadcast Einstein a Go Go. 

Further details of the Conference and its associated masterclasses (including registration) are available at

To make a booking, see:

Laura Miles
scope Editor, ASC / Executive Director, Museums Australia (Victoria)
Tel: 03 8341 7344
Mob: 04 3269 2583