Conference 2018


SCANZ 2018:
Diversity and community.

Wellington, 30th November 2018

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2018’s SCANZ conference was on the theme: Diversity and Community

We wanted to see and hear about the diversity of science communication activities and science communication research being carried out in NZ; about the diversity of scientists and communicators engaging the community in NZ; and about the role of diverse communities in communicating science.

SCANZ 2018 was to share our knowledge and experience about this, and importantly, to build a better sense of community and a more diverse community. With this in mind, this year, we had a one-day, networking and community building focused conference. We aimed for more discussion and less formal talks.

Check out discussion and pictures from the conference at

Programme overview

Thursday 29th of Nov, 14:00-17:00

Pre conference workshop

Slide design workshop and drop-in workspace with Matt Walters.

 Welcome drinks

18:30-22:00 - The Arborist

Friday 30th of Nov


8:40-17:10 at the Royal Society Te Apārangi

Diversity and community


  • Keynotes on diversity

  • Panel discussion on diversity in the media

  • Workshop on engaging writing for the everyday

  • Open forum

  • Talks and posters from practitioners and researchers

Programme available here.


18.30-late - The Bresolin