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Pre-conference

Monday

17 June

09:30 - 16:30

Introduction to SciComm program

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

A rich introductory session for those new to the field of science communication.

16:30 - 18:30

Welcome & demo extravaganza

Scitech

Grab your lanyard and reconnect at this first offical start to the conference program, and show off a new demonstration or prop idea.

18:30 - 20:30

Informal dinner & social networking

Phat Brew Club

Join participants from the introduction to scicomm event earlier in the day for a casual dinner & drink (self-funded).

Day One

Tuesday

18 June

08:30 - 17:05

Conference program

University of Western Australia

The conference program, including keynotes, delegate talks, and networking over coffee and lunch.

17:05 - 19:45

Networking icebreaker & sundowner reception

University of Western Australia & Bayside Kitchen Matilda Bay

Join Dr Phil through a networking icebreaker workshop. This workshop feeds directly onto to a networking sundowner on the banks of the Swan River.

Day Two

Wednesday

19 June

08:45 - 16:30

Conference program

University of Western Australia

The conference program, including keynotes, workshops, delegate talks, and networking over coffee and lunch.

17:30 - 22:30

Gala dinner

WA Museum Boola Bardip

Wind down and rev up for this semi-formal networking night at the museum. We're celebrating 30 years of the ASC and our esteemed SciComm awardees.

Day Three

Thursday

20 June

08:45 - 17:00

Conference program

University of Western Australia

The last day of conference program, including keynotes, delegate talks, and networking over coffee and lunch.

17:00 - 19:00

Farewell reception with the Perth Branch

TBC

Join the Perth Branch in an informal farewell session at a local venue near the University of Western Australia.

Support, Connect, Grow at ASC2024

ASC2024 will feature a series of keynote lectures, panel discussions, workshops, delegate presentations, and lots of networking opportunities.

The full schedule is available here. If using the mobile app, you can build your own agenda.


ASC2024 | 17 June, 9:00 am – 20 June, 9:30 pm Perth, Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Perth WA 6009, Australia

Schedule


  • 8 hours

    Introduction to SciComm

    Pawsey Supercomputing Facility

  • 2 hours

    Welcome reception

    Scitech

  • 3 hours

    Informal networking and dinner

    Phat Brew Club


  • 1 hour

    Walk on Country

    Whadjak Noongar Country

  • 1 hour

    Coffee & check in

    UWA

  • 45 minutes

    Welcome to ASC2024 & conference housekeeping

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 30 minutes

    Keynote by Peter Klinken

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 45 minutes

    Elevating Australia: Building a global science brand

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 30 minutes

    Morning tea

    UWA

  • 55 minutes

    Data to dialogue: communicating research outputs

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 30 minutes

    Keynote by Temilade Sesan

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 50 minutes

    Lunch

    UWA

  • 1 hour 20 minutes

    Science communication in policy

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 1 hour 20 minutes

    SciComm in the arts

    UWA Room 2

  • 1 hour 20 minutes

    Scicomm careers

    UWA Room 3

  • 25 minutes

    Afternoon tea

    UWA

  • 30 minutes

    Keynote by Renae Sayers

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 50 minutes

    2-way science communication film & Q&A

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 40 minutes

    International context and working in multinational policy enviornments

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 5 minutes

    Housekeeping

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 40 minutes

    Networking ice-breaker with Phil Dooley

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 2 hours

    Sundowner networking

    Bayside Kitchen @ Matilda Bay


  • 30 minutes

    Morning coffee and check-in

    UWA

  • 15 minutes

    Conference day 2 and housekeeping

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    Science communication as a social good

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 30 minutes

    Morning tea


  • 30 minutes

    Keynote Diane Sika-Paotonu

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 1 hour 5 minutes

    Looking back, looking forward

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 1 hour 5 minutes

    Scicomm in the stars

    UWA Room 2

  • 1 hour 5 minutes

    Scicomm crossing barriers

    UWA Room 3

  • 50 minutes

    Lunch

    UWA

  • 45 minutes

    Physical games for scicomm


  • 1 hour 15 minutes

    Supporting the Australian Science Australia Futures 2035


  • 1 hour 15 minutes

    Butterfly adventure: an interactive case study


  • 1 hour 15 minutes

    Dialogue in scicomm


  • 30 minutes

    Workshop TBC


  • 25 minutes

    Afternoon tea

    UWA

  • 50 minutes

    Sharing sky and stars

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 30 minutes

    Keynote by Denise Smith-Ali

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 5 minutes

    Housekeeping

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 1 hour

    Free time break (inc self-transit to gala dinner)


  • 5 hours

    Gala Dinner

    WA Museum


  • 30 minutes

    Coffee & checkin


  • 15 minutes

    Housekeeping and welcome to day 3

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 20 minutes

    Keynote by Michael Hopkin

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 55 minutes

    The role for quality science journalism for social good

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 30 minutes

    Morning tea

    UWA

  • 50 minutes

    The power of narrative

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 35 minutes

    A Dutch approach to the SciComm sector

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 50 minutes

    Lunch

    UWA

  • 35 minutes

    Keynote by Aedan Pope

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 40 minutes

    Science Journalism

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 40 minutes

    Environmental scicomm

    UWA Room 2

  • 40 minutes

    Techy scicomm

    UWA Room 3

  • 55 minutes

    How do we know what we know?

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 55 minutes

    Tools for effective public engagement & evaluation

    UWA Room 2

  • 55 minutes

    Developing the ASC SciComm Policy platform

    UWA Room 3

  • 55 minutes

    Sharing tips for using AI tools in science comms

    UWA Room 4

  • 25 minutes

    Afternoon tea

    UWA

  • 1 hour

    Science Journalism

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 1 hour

    Engaging community

    UWA Room 2

  • 1 hour

    Finding impact in cyber to biomed

    UWA Room 3

  • 15 minutes

    The ASC2024 conference reflections

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 10 minutes

    Farewell

    UWA Main Theatre

  • 4 hours

    Perth Branch hosted casual catchup

    Besk

Note: all times are in AWST.

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