Celebrate science and challenge your thinking at Science at the Shine Dome

February 28, 2020
Large room packed with standing people smiling and talking to each other
It’s impossible not to meet new people at Science at the Shine Dome.

Register now for Science at the Shine Dome, 26–28 May

One of Australia’s most exciting events on the scientific calendar will take place on 26–28 May when the Academy holds its annual three-day convergence.

Science at the Shine Dome is a national celebration of outstanding achievements in science, including welcoming new Fellows to the Academy and presenting Academy awards to leading researchers.  

Registrations are now open for Science at the Shine Dome. Attendees can register to attend part or all of the three-day event—see the program for more information.

Professor Naomi Oreskes from Harvard University is the symposium’s opening speaker.

Science and the Public Good symposium

The event includes a one-day symposium that is designed to challenge conventional thinking and stimulate change. This year’s hot topic is Science and the Public Good, featuring an exciting line-up of Australian and international speakers who will explore the critical importance of studying mathematics, chemistry, biology and physics, and how this fundamental knowledge is essential to scientific advances. Speakers will also tackle some big questions, such as where should we focus our efforts and resources? How do we set boundaries for scientific discovery while allowing the freedom to take risks? And how can people have a say in the future of science?

The symposium will also be livestreamed around the world—secondary schools, universities, organisations and government departments are encouraged to attend or watch live online.

Networking opportunities

Science at the Shine Dome provides valuable networking opportunities for Academy Fellows, early- and mid-career researchers, government representatives, politicians, media, science associated organisations, and the science interested general public. There are workshops specifically designed for EMCRs, and a gala dinner that brings together many luminaries of Australian science.

The EMCR masterclass and especially the EMCR workshop I attended was fantastic. I have been to a lot of these workshops but this was the best one yet.

Equity, diversity and inclusion are important to the Academy, and we want to ensure all delegates and speakers are able to participate fully in our events. With generous support from the University of Sydney, the Academy is able to offer a range of assistance grants to delegates and speakers who face obstacles to attend.

So don’t delay, register for Science at the Shine Dome before you miss out on this unique opportunity.

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