Randy Olson in Sydney, Adelaide & Canberra
Scientist-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson will be a keynote speaker at Collaborate | Innovate | 2012 next week. But you can also see him for free in Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra. All these events are free, but you need to register – click on the event title to go to registration.
12 May Macquarie University: Sizzle
Macquarie University presents Sizzle: a Global Warming Comedy, a film about global warming. After the film, Randy will join a panel discussion: Talking substance in an age of style. He will talk about science communication, skeptics and the role of filmmaking and humour in climate change.
14 May University of Sydney. A Flock of Dodos
Film screening, discussion and Q&A on intelligent design and evolution with Professor Paul Griffiths,University of Sydney and Professor of Philosophy of Science, ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society, University of Exeter. Professor Ben Oldroyd, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney and Dr Steven Orzack, biologist and Senior Research Scientist at the Fresh Pond Research Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Currently a visiting fellow at the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science.
15 May RiAus Adelaide: Telling Science Stories
Join us as Randy shares his stories and passions about filmmaking and some of the challenges of representing science for popular culture.
18 May ANU Canberra: Sizzle
Thanks so much to the ANU's Centre for the Public Awareness of Science who have supported Randy's tour. Qantas have been generous with flights. Please take advantage of their generosity and attend one of these free events.
Debate @ Collaborate | Innovate
At the end of the first day of our Conference next Tuesday, we will be celebrating Australian Year of the Farmer with a debate on the topic Innovation in agriculture has led to fast food. It’s time to slow down. Speaking for the topic will be Andre Ursini, Chef, Dr Rosemary Stanton, Nutritionist and Sophie Thomson, Gardening presenter. Against the topic will be Professor Rob Lewis, Research manager, Dr Kristin Alford, Futurist and Philip Bruem AM, Farmer and Chairman of Australian Year of the Farmer. Dr Paul Willis the Director of the Royal Institution of Australia will moderate the debate.
If you have friends in Adelaide, they can join us for this event by registering here. Anyone registered for the Conference already has a place, so please don't register twice.
Debate @ Collaborate | Innovate
Following the debate, those registered for the Conference will have a Welcome Function for an hour and then you have a choice:
Science stories with Randy Olson. Head up to the Science Exchange and chat about effective communications. You should register for this event above. Conference goers are NOT automatically registered for this one.
Networking Dinners. We have arranged for two restuarants within walking distance of the National Wine Centre to take groups from the Conference. At Andre's cucino and Polenta Bar you can have a banquet cooked by debate participant and Masterchef celebrity Andre Ursini. The cost will be $55 per head and Andre says come hungry. If you are not so hungry or prefer to choose your own, the Tivoli Hotel, will have tables set up for us and you can choose from the a la carte menu. Please write your name on the list for each restaurant at the registration desk - places are limited.
Own choice - you might want to turn in early so that you are bright and alert to hear Minister Chris Evans speak at 8.30am on Wednesday 16th. We ask that all attendees get back to the National Wine Centre early for the Minister's speech, which will be followed by Simon McKeon giving the Ralph Slatyer Address on Science and Society.
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