We are delighted to invite you to submit your expressions of interest for inclusion in the ASC2020 conference program.
The theme for ASC2020 is “Priorities, Policies and Publics for human survival” with streams such as environmental and sustainability communication, impact communication, and more.
SUBMISSIONS DUE: 30 September, 2019 (see Important Dates)
We are keen to see a wide and varied program for 2020. Here are some examples of possible approaches to the conference themes to get you started:
- What is the role of science communication in solving the ‘wicked problems’ we face (e.g climate change or mass extinctions)
- Where does science fit in the current media climate?
- Is science communication an effective tool for behaviour change?
- Communicating in large, multi-stakeholder projects
- Science communication for social, environmental or health impacts
- Engaging audiences using through new technologies
- Transforming relations between science research and communication practice
- Widening participation in scientific research with new and diverse audiences
Types of submissions we will accept for ASC2020 include:
- Professional Development workshops
- Production of Sessions and social activities Full details on the Call for Session Producers here.
- Individual or small group presentations (see suggested formats below)
- Research papers Full details on the Call for Research here.
Types of sessions you may be interested in submitting:
- Practice insights: speakers describe, demonstrate and/or evaluate specific science communication practices.
- Provocations: short talks where speakers present and explore a dilemma in science communication theory or practice.
- Work In progress: speakers present work in progress on research or practice, including ideas under development or that have yet to be implemented.
- Problems and Solutions clinic: producing a session to allow participants to workshop solutions to the thorny issues they’re facing.
- Demonstrations: presenting innovative science communication practices with a commentary on their application and effectiveness.
- Workshop: allowing participants to actively engage in exploring a project or concept in science communication.
Please don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and/or to discuss your ideas for ASC2020.
We look forward to an incredible array of talent and good things for this Eleventh National Conference of the Australian Science Communicators.