Themes and Submissions

1. Engaging Society: Science has an important role to play in society and we want to look at how science engages various sectors of society, from citizen science, media, policy, education and stakeholder engagement to public outreach. 

2. Sharing Knowledge: How are we sharing information and/or resources across and between researchers and practitioners, scientists, citizen scientists, media and the general public, and how might we be able to improve these processes? 

  • Closing date extended until 5pm, 30 June 2015
  • Proposals should state the session format e.g. panel discussion, performance, sole presenter, poster etc, provide an outline of the session content and how this relates to the conference theme(s).
  • Proposals should be no longer than 200 words.
  • Please include the names of all session participants, their professional affiliations, and contact details of the proposal submitter. 

Some important details

  • All submissions will be acknowledged on receipt.
  • All applicants will be informed if their session proposal is successful or not by 15 July 2015.
  • SCANZ will not cover travel or accommodation costs if your session proposal is accepted.
  • Speakers and session presenters will be required to register for the conference, at a *discounted rate.
  • There will be prizes for best poster and for best student paper.
  • Session formats:
    • Panel discussion
      A panel of 3 to 4 presenters discussing a common theme. A panel discussion will be allocated either an hour or an hour and a half session.
    • Papers:
      A stand-alone paper or presentation on new science communication research, a novel science communication activity, science communication theory, or an exciting science communication event. Sole presenters will have either 20 or 30 minutes, including question time.
    • Performance or exhibit:
      A performance or exhibit communicating science in a novel and interesting way. These can be of varying length of up to 30 minutes and will be grouped according to themes. Please advise on length of performance.
    • Poster
      An academic poster presenting some science communication research or a science communication activity.

Abstract Submission Form

Name *
Name
Theme I wish to submit to *
Please choose which stream fits your abstract best
e.g. panel discussion, performance, sole presenter, poster, workshop, etc
Provide an outline of the session content and how this relates to the conference theme(s). Proposals should be no longer than 200 words.
Please include the names of all session participants, their professional affiliations.

Alternatively email your submissions to  scanz.conference@gmail.com