Register now for Science at the Shine Dome

April 24, 2019

28­–30 May
The Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra

Registration is now open for Science at the Shine Dome, the Academy’s premiere annual event. The gathering of Australia’s most influential scientists will take place 28­–30 May, bringing together researchers from all disciplines and career levels to share knowledge at the iconic Shine Dome in Canberra. The Academy will welcome new Fellows, congratulate the recipients of the Academy's honorific awards, and support attendees to celebrate, share and network with Australia’s scientific community. 

This year is the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Australian Academy of Science and the 60th anniversary of the completion of the heritage-listed Shine Dome. These milestones will be honoured, and the Academy’s achievements marked.

Attendees are welcome to register for some or all functions across the three-day event.

The role of science in a sustainable energy future

The gathering will kick off with ‘Power Up Australia, the sustainable way’, a one-day symposium on Tuesday 28 May, exploring the role of science in a sustainable energy future. Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, will deliver a keynote address to open the symposium. Speakers include:

  • Scientia Professor Deo Prasad (UNSW)
  • Associate Professor Jenny Pringle (ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science)
  • Dr Mark Ho (ANSTO)
  • Professor Karen Hussey (University of Queensland)
  • Professor Stuart White (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Ms Claire Johnson (CEO, Hydrogen Mobility Australia)
  • Professor Kylie Catchpole (Australian National University)
  • Associate Professor Gregor Verbic (University of Sydney)
  • Associate Professor Claudia Vickers (University of Queensland)

New Fellows

The 2019 new Academy Fellows will be formally admitted to the Australian Academy of Science on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday each new Fellow will present their work and achievements.

Gala dinner and award presentations

The 2019 Gala Dinner will be held on the evening of Wednesday 29 May at the National Museum of Australia, offering attendees the chance to network and celebrate science.

The evening will include the presentation of the prestigious Matthew Flinders Medal to Dr Richard Manchester FAA.

The science celebrations continue with presentations of the 2019 Academy awards on Thursday 30 May.

Early- and mid-career researchers

This year, Science at the Shine Dome will feature a dedicated EMCR program to allow EMCRs more opportunities to connect with their peers, build networks, and take part in professional development opportunities.

The Academy has EMCR partnership opportunities available for workplaces to support EMCR full attendance at the event. EMCR support packages are available and cover the cost of registration, accommodation and travel expenses, as well as offering promotional opportunities for the EMCR’s workplace.

EMCRs are encouraged to discuss this opportunity with their workplace. Contact the Academy for more information:

Diversity and inclusion assistance
To facilitate delegate attendance at the event, onsite child minding, accessibility assistance grants and carer grants are available. Those requiring support are encouraged to apply for assistance to enable attendance at this unique and inspiring event. 

View the event program and register for the event

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