Christine Bennett

SmP 2014: Speakers, panellists and special guests announced

Monday 17 March 2014

Gala Dinner, The Great Hall, Parliament House

MC: Mr Robyn Williams AM, Science Journalist and Broadcaster, Radio National

Keynote address: Professor Christine Bennett AO, Dean, School of Medicine, Sydney, The University of Notre Dame, Australia

Ministerial statement: The Hon Ian Mcfarlane MP, Minister for Industry

Leader of the Opposition address: The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

Launch of Parliamentary Friends of Science: Mrs Karen Andrews MP, Liberal Party of Australia and The Hon Richard Marles MP, Australian Labor Party

Dinner sponsor address: Dr Kia Wallwork, Deputy Head of Institute, Institute for Environmental Research, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Conference program, Gandel Hall, The National Gallery of Australia

The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

Dr Subho Banerjee, Deputy Secretary (Science, Research and Skills), Department of Industry

Professor Hugh White, Professor of Strategic Studies, The Australian National University

Professor Will Steffen, Climate Change Expert and Researcher

Dr Inger Mewburn, Director of Research Training, The Australian National University

Dr Will Grant, Lecturer, Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, The Australian National University

Dr Rod Lamberts, Deputy Director, Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, The Australian National University

Mr Simon France, Program Manager, Questacon

Mr Gary Dawson, Chief Executive, Australian Food and Grocery Council

Mr Simon Banks, Managing Director, Hawker Britton Public Affairs Solutions

Mr Paul Chamberlin, Partner, Endeavour Consulting

Mr Martin Laverty, CEO, Catholic Health Australia

Ms Kylie Walker, Director, Communications and Outreach, Australian Academy of Science

Mr James Massola, Political Correspondent, Fairfax Media

Ms Lyndal Curtis, Political Editor, ABC News 24

Dr Ross Smith, President, Science & Technology Australia

Ms Catriona Jackson, CEO, Science & Technology Australia

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Breakfast forum

Professor Aidan Byrne, CEO, Australian Research Council

Question and Answer Forums

Senator the Hon Kim Carr, Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry and Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader for Science

Professor Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Advisor for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

National Press Club Address

Professor Ian Chubb AC, Chief Scientist of Australia

Cocktail Finale

Mr Adam Bandt MP, Deputy Leader, Australian Greens

For more information about SmP 2014 go here.

*This list is not yet complete. Please note that speakers are subject to change.*


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This project has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry.



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