STREAM 1: It’s a two way street: engaging ALL Australians in the sciences

Stream Moderator
Jenni Metcalfe
Director of Econnect Communication
Brains Trust
Dr Bruce Walker
CEO of the Centre of Appropriate Technology
Brains Trust
Dr Jen Skattebol
Research Fellow Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW

STREAM HOSTED ON THE 6th June
Workshop 1: 12.00pm – 1.30pm
Workshop 2: 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Considering Australia’s relatively small and geographically dispersed population, where are the significant gaps within science engagement in Australia and how can we ensure a more equitable system of two-way science communication irrespective of geography, ethnicity, age or social condition? In the future how will we communicate to and learn from under-served groups, such as those living in outer metropolitan, regional and remote areas; Indigenous communities; people for whom English is a second language; and people who are disabled or have limited mobility?

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