Dear ASCers,

Want to come to grips with social networking  technology and learn how it will change your working life as a communicator?

Then come to the ASC National Conference to be held in Canberra from Sunday evening, 22 November till Wednesday 25 November 2009 where social networking will be a major overall theme. And you will be encouraged to jump in and get involved right at the start. As part of your registration, you will gain access to an on-line forum, to begin a discussion of the issues before the conference—and keep the ball rolling long after the conference is over.

But that’s not the only attraction. The conference will also include a one-day symposium entitled Hot Air: Communicating the science of climate change with the general public, as well as papers on the latest research in the field of science communication, plus material on the place of the arts in communicating science.

Of course, the main attraction will be meeting and talking with other communicators, and there will be plenty of opportunity to do so during the conference proper and at the associated social events.

Put the dates in your diary, and we’ll provide details of costs in a week or two (less than $500 for ASC members), and a more detailed program by early August.

Keep checking this list and the revamped ASC website for the latest information.

 

Tim Thwaites

National President

Australian Science Communicators

24 Rainer Street

Pascoe Vale South

Victoria, 3044

AUSTRALIA

 

Telephone and Fax: +613 9383 4600

Mobile: 0422 817 372

Email: thwaites@optusnet.com.au