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WFSJASC

The Australian Science Communicators are hosting the conference in collaboration with the World Federation of Science Journalists.

     

Program

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This WCSJ 2007 program calendar was prepared using Google Calendar and has been provided by James Hutson.

NOTE: While best endeavours have been and will be made to keep this information up to date, you should continue to check the official conference site for any last minute variations.

ALSO NOTE: These events all take place in Melbourne Australia. So the calendar is set to Australia Eastern Standard Time (GMT+10). If traveling from afar you may want to adjust your calendar's time zone setting once you arrive. This will ensure the times in this calendar will all appear correctly while you're in Melbourne. Don't forget to switch your calendar back once you return home.

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Monday 16 April 2007

9 am to 4.30 pm:

2 to 3.30 pm and 4 to 5.30 pm

3 pm: Registrations open

6 to 8 pm: Welcome reception

Tuesday 17 April 2007

9 to 10.15 am: Plenary

  • Biasing scientific information

11 am to 12.30 pm: Issues

  • Investigating scientific fraud
  • Reporting nuclear power
  • Uncovering the hobbit, Homo floresiensis
  • New Media: podcasting, Second Life and the future of the web

2 to 3.30 pm: Issues, workshops and discussions

  • A code of ethics for science journalists
  • A peer review of peer review
  • Wise up - the truth about TV science
  • Good for you: public health and public interest
  • Developing communication strategies (a workshop offered by the ASC)

4 to 5.30 pm: Issues, workshops and discussions

  • The role of scientific journals in breaking news
  • Purifying a poisoned planet
  • You are not your brain scan: critical reporting on the mind sciences
  • Creating clear science messages (a workshop offered by the ASC)

Wednesday 18 April 2007

9 to 10.15 am: Plenary

  • Reporting climate change

11 am to 12.30 pm: Issues

  • Polar science roundtable - launch of International Polar Year
  • Wildfire: friend or foe? Lessons from a dry continent
  • Climate change and the spread of disease
  • Science versus business - a clash of cultures?

2 to 3.30 pm: Issues, workshops and discussions

  • Coal: fuel of the future
  • Coral reefs - going, going, gone?
  • Life and death in 2020: how will science respond? (Part 1)
  • Evaluating clinical papers
  • Seducing gatekeepers: getting more science past your editor
  • Introduction to science editing - Part 1 (a workshop presented by the Society of Editors)

4 to 5.30 pm: Issues, workshops and discussions

  • Water wars
  • Using science to influence decision makers for action (a workshop presented by the ASC)
  • Life and death in 2020: How will science respond? (Part 2)
  • World Federation of Science Journalists Annual General Meeting
  • Controversies in Evidence-Based Medicine (a workshop presented by the Australasian Medical Writers' Association)
  • Introduction to science editing - Part 2 (a workshop presented by the Society of Editors)

Thursday 19 April 2007

9 to 10.15 am: Plenary

  • Reporting science in emerging economies

11 am to 12.30 pm: Issues

  • Spreading science through societies by reaching women and children
  • Who owns science?
  • Strength in Connections: Indigenous Knowledge in a 21st Century World
  • Stem cells and bioethics

2 to 3.30 pm: Issues, workshops and discussions

  • Quantum Quest: the rise of quantum information
  • Building and maintaining science communication associations (Part 1)
  • Risky business - perceptions of risk
  • Working with scientists to improve their media skills (a workshop presented by the ASC)
  • Writing plain English (a workshop presented by the Australasian Medical Writers’ Association)

4 to 5.30 pm: Issues, workshops and discussions

  • Vaccines: Politics vs Science
  • How to make a big story bigger
  • Building and maintaining science communication associations (Part 2)
  • The challenges of reporting suicide and mental health issues (presented by the Australasian Medical Writers' Association)
  • Working with journalists to improve their science reporting skills (a workshop presented by ASC)

Friday 20 April 2007

Day tours in and around Melbourne

For more information, go to Friday day tours page

Australian Science Communicators Open Space workshop

  • 10 am to 4 pm
  • Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street

This satellite workshop is open to all delegates, although you will need to book to attend. For more information, go to Satellite events page.