Science meets Parliament

Science Meets Parliament is Australia’s most powerful vehicle for deep engagement between the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector and policymakers.

The event offers an unrivalled program of bespoke training to forge deeper connections and understanding between federal Parliamentarians and those working in science and technology. It plays crucial role to establish and renew relationships to bring STEM expertise even more deeply into the service of the nation.

It does so by giving STEM experts a deeper understanding of how to engage effectively with policymakers. And it helps policymakers to connect with key experts in science and technology.

In 2022, Science & Technology Australia will build another ambitious program to extend this impact even further again. Given ongoing uncertainties with COVID 19, we will work towards delivering an in-person two-day program in Canberra in early 2022, with flexible contingency plans for an online and hybrid event format. These would be modelled on our 2021 offering, with online training and in-person multi-state gala dinners and the National Press Club address.

This national gathering of up to 450 scientists will include professional development sessions, a welcome reception with the Parliamentary Friends of Science, a Parliamentary forum, gala dinner, a televised National Press Club address, and opportunities for delegates to meet in small groups privately with Parliamentarians.

Since its first event in 1999, Science meets Parliament has been a keenly anticipated annual highlight of the federal Parliamentary calendar. It continues to deliver outstanding opportunities to elevate visibility, awareness and understanding of STEM in federal Parliament and Australian Government Departments.

The event series will take place in early 2022.

To take part in the event, make sure you're a member of one of our member organisations, and speak to your representative to find out how to attend!

If you would like to partner with us to support Science meets Parliament, please contact: Lucy Guest, Events and Membership Manager |  P: 02 6113 0781 | E: lucy.guest@sta.org.au

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Science and Technology Australia (STA). Science Meets Parliament. 27 November 2019.
Photo: Bradley Cummings
Parliament House in Canberra