The 14th Science meets Parliament (SmP) attracted 200 scientists from across the nation, and more than half the Federal Parliament, with 130 Federal Parliamentarians taking meetings and attending events.
Here’s a summary of the event:
The Hon Bill Shorten MP: Leader of the Opposition address
The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry: Ministerial statement
Professor Christine Bennett AO, Dean, School of Medicine Sydney, The University of Notre Dame Australia: Keynote address
Dr Kia Wallwork, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO): Sponsor’s address
Professor Ian Chubb AC: National Press Club address
Videos from Day 1
Simon France (Questacon): Inspiring Australia: how can we help you communicate your science?
The Hon Bill Shorten MP: Opposition leader address
Dr Subho Banerjee (Department of Industry): A guided tour through the policy factory
Dr Inger Mewburn (ANU): How to tweet like a pro
Kylie Walker (Australian Academy of Science), Lyndal Curtis (ABC News 24) and James Massola (Fairfax Media): How journalists work and how to help them make your science into news
Dr Rod Lamberts and Dr Will Grant (ANU): Getting your science out of the lab
Dr Simon James (Australian Synchrotron), Dr Ross Thompson (University of Canberra) and Dr Jason Potas (ANU): Your science in 60 seconds
Professor Hugh White (ANU) and Professor Will Steffen (climate researcher): “How to talk like a policy maker” and “Raising the standard of the climate ‘debate’: what ‘debate’?”
Twitter hashtag #smp2014
Find out more about SmP here.
This project has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry.