Academy’s 2020 event calendar is stacked with goodies—so save the dates!

December 19, 2019

Catalysing Gender Equity 2020: Be part of the solution

20–21 February 2020, Adelaide

The Academy, in collaboration with Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE), invites you to join us at Catalysing Gender Equity 2020, a two-day landmark conference that will advance the Women in STEM Decadal Plan.

An exciting line up of speakers has now confirmed their participation including Women in STEM Ambassador, Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, along with Dr Catriona Wallace and Alison Johns from the UK. Dr Elizabeth Broderick will facilitate a panel of STEM leadership and with SA Chief Scientist, Professor Caroline McMillen, as the MC.

Delegates from all parts of the STEM community will participate in a variety of workshops, seminars, gallery submissions and panels. They will be able to strengthen collaborations, build new networks and share evidence-based best practice.

All attendees can join SAGE in celebrating recipients of the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Awards at the SAGE Awards Dinner on 20 February.

Register today for Catalysing Gender Equity 2020

Food for Thought: Canberra Speaker Series 2020

Shine Dome, Canberra

Join the Academy in 2020 for a delectable journey of taste, health and food innovations at the home of Australian science excellence, the Shine Dome. Together we will explore the hidden world of your gut’s microbiome, discover the truth and promise of genetic modification and check out some crunchy insect snacks. 

Engaging experts from across Australia will present a diverse array of science stories: from tackling our mountains of food waste, to introducing the Aussie palate to native foods and contemplating the future of nutrition. 

Feed your curiosity in 2020 with the Academy and exclusive presenting partner, the University of Canberra.

Series dates and topics

  • Food waste—Tuesday 11 February 2020
  • GM foods—Tuesday 14 April
  • Gut health—Tuesday 9 June
  • Alternative food sources—Tuesday 11 August
  • Nutrition decisions—Tuesday 13 October
  • The future of nutrition—Tuesday 8 December

Find out more about the Food for Thought Canberra Speaker Series

Looking for a sweet last-minute gift? The Food for Thought series pass is the perfect present for your scientifically curious or food-favouring loved one.

Buy your series pass now

Food for Thought: Edible insects

1 April 2020, National Wine Centre, Adelaide

Intrigued by eating insects? You've come to the right place. Take a scientific and culinary journey in a workshop that's sure to get you thinking.

Professor Kerry Wilkinson from the University of Adelaide will join local producers of edible insects to talk about how and why insects are increasingly on the menu. From native green ant gin to cricket pasta, appetites for this alternative protein source are growing.

Book your ticket to Edible Insects now

Science at the Shine Dome 2020

26–28 May 2020, Shine Dome, Canberra

Join us to celebrate Australian science excellence at the Academy’s premier event. Science at the Shine Dome is a three-day event in May each year where Australia’s most influential scientists gather at the Shine Dome in Canberra to celebrate science and to honour outstanding achievements.

This is an event for STEM-interested people from all industries, disciplines and career levels to come together and share knowledge, meet outstanding scientists, and be inspired for the future.

Register now to secure your place

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