Science meets Parliament
Science meets Parliament is designed to bring together decision makers and Australia's leading STEM professionals, to promote the role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics - and the valuable part these sectors can play in politics.
In 2021, Science & Technology Australia (STA) is excited to offer our flagship event Science meets Parliament in virtual format. Not only will Science meets Parliament be COVID-safe, but it will be bigger than ever - with virtual attendance opening up access to STEM professionals and politicians across the country.
For 21 years, STA has been developing the advocacy skills of STEM professionals, and connecting them to decision makers to nurture strong relationships, information flows and dialogue between the STEM sector and Government.
The event has managed to achieve enduring relationships between politicians and science and technology leaders; spark valuable policy change to the benefit of STEM business; catalyse vital skills for a range of Australia’s STEM leadership; and has helped to jump start funding and support for important fields of research.
Delegates hear from leaders in policy; media; science and technology; and advocacy. They share their rich insights through panel discussions, presentations and workshops. They will also meet with Parliamentarians across the political spectrum. It’s a chance for scientists and technologists to share their enthusiasm for science and information about their work and discipline. This is a rare opportunity to speak directly to politicians and is the highlight for most who attend.
Additionally, delegates get ample opportunities to meet others working in STEM – from early career researchers through to senior decision-makers.
Our virtually delivered event series will take place from 2 March to 1 April.
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!