The BIG Science Communication Summit

A two-day Summit to map the emerging challenges for science communication in Australia and to collaboratively develop best-practice solutions.


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Read the Storify highlights from the Summit.

Inspiring Australia, TechNyou and ScienceRewired are bringing together the nation’s leading science communicators, innovators, science journalists, decision makers and educators. The Summit is an opportunity for participants to individually and collectively compare, shape and influence their science communication direction and activities.

The Summit will take a fresh look at five contemporary themes; crowd sourcing the key challenges and opportunities for science communicators and policymakers across Australia. Through a series of hands-on workshops, participants will address individual and collective barriers across these themes:

  • It’s a two way street: engaging ALL Australians in the sciences
  • Participative science: encouraging the best in citizen science
  • Beyond tweets and blogs: leveraging the changing media landscape
  • Diminishing degrees of separation: developing collaborative approaches across sectors
  • Data at work: using the evidence base to guide future action

We’ll be creating a unique set of perspectives from the wider community of stakeholders, taking the output from crowd-sourced content and integrating this with the input from participants during the two-day Summit. We’ll be encouraging individuals to pool their knowledge and experiences to capture best practice and to share across each stream from their own vantage points as communicators, scientists, policymakers, journalists, educators or business people.


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Event date: June 6, 2013
Location: Australia, Sydney
Organiser: ScienceRewired
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