The CONASTA 61 Provisional Program can be found below. The Workshop program for each day can be downloaded below. You will need to download each day so you can select which workshops you wish to register for prior to CONASTA.

C61 Monday Workshops          C61 Tuesday Workshops          C61 Wednesday Workshops

CONASTA 61 Program

Further details on Keynotes  can be found on the Keynotes page from the left menu. 

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  • Sunday, 8 July, 2012
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    Breaks

    3:30 pm  -  5:30 pm
    Registration Opens - Melville Hall ANU
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    6:10 pm  -  6:30 pm
    Buses to Questacon from ANU
     Optional 
     

    Social Activities

    6:30 pm  -  8:30 pm
    Welcome Function - Questacon - National Science and Technology Centre
    Included in Full registration. Please select during registration if you are planing to attend to confirm catering numbers.
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    8:45 pm  -  9:00 pm
    Buses to Accommodation/City
     Optional 
  • Monday, 9 July, 2012
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    Breaks

    8:00 am  -  8:45 am
    Registration and Welcome Coffee - Melville Hall
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    8:45 am  -  8:50 am
    Move to Manning Clark Theatre
     Optional 
     

    Electronic Feedback and Housekeeping

    8:50 am  -  9:00 am
    Conference Technology Familiarisation - Keepad Interactive
     Optional 
     

    Other Sessions

    9:00 am  -  9:40 am
    Opening Ceremony
     Optional 
     

    Keynotes

    9:40 am  -  10:40 am
    Keynote Speaker 1: Professor James Robertson
     Optional 
     

    Electronic Feedback and Housekeeping

    10:40 am  -  10:45 am
    Electronic Feedback and Housekeeping
     Optional 
     

    Breaks

    10:45 am  -  11:15 am
    Morning Tea and Trade Displays - Melville Hall
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    11:15 am  -  11:20 am
    Move to Workshops
     Optional 
     

    Workshops

    11:20 am  -  12:20 pm
    Workshops A
    A selection of workshops. The workshop program can be downloaded from the top of this page.
     Optional  Closed 
    11:20 am  -  1:25 pm
    [Extended Workshops AB]
    A selection of workshops. The workshop program can be downloaded from the top of this page.
     Optional  Closed 
    12:25 pm  -  1:25 pm
    Workshops B
    A selection of workshops. The workshop program can be downloaded from the top of this page.
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Breaks

    1:25 pm  -  2:25 pm
    Lunch and Trade Displays - Melville Hall
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    2:25 pm  -  2:30 pm
    Move to Manning Clark Theatre
     Optional 
     

    Keynotes

    2:30 pm  -  3:30 pm
    Keynote Speaker 2: Drs Tim & Stephanie Slater
     Optional 
    2:30 pm  -  3:30 pm
    Lab Tech Keynote Speaker: To Be Announced - Manning Clark 2
     Optional 
     

    Electronic Feedback and Housekeeping

    3:30 pm  -  3:35 pm
    Electronic Feedback and Housekeeping
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    3:35 pm  -  3:40 pm
    Move to Workshops
     Optional 
     

    Workshops

    3:40 pm  -  4:40 pm
    Workshops C
    A selection of workshops. The workshop program can be downloaded from the top of this page.
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Breaks

    4:40 pm  -  5:40 pm
    Happy Hour and Trade Displays
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    5:40 pm  -  5:55 pm
    Bus transport to Shine Dome for Stanhope Oration
     Optional 
     

    Other Sessions

    6:00 pm  -  6:40 pm
    ASTA Awards
     Optional 
    6:40 pm  -  7:40 pm
    Stanhope Oration: Dr Charley Lineweaver
     Optional 
     

    Electronic Feedback and Housekeeping

    7:40 pm  -  7:45 pm
    Electronic Feedback and Housekeeping
     Optional 
     

    Breaks

    7:45 pm  -  8:15 pm
    Stanhope Drinks
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    8:20 pm  -  8:30 pm
    Buses to Accommodation/City
     Optional 
  • Tuesday, 10 July, 2012
  •  

    Movement Time

    6:45 am  -  7:05 am
    Buses pick up at Accommodation to Science Breakfast
     Optional 
     

    Social Activities

    7:15 am  -  8:30 am
    CSIRO Discovery Science Breakfast - National Portrait Gallery
    Please note this session is optional and will be at an additional cost. Proudly sponsored by CSIRO Discovery
    Fee  Optional  Closed 
     

    Breaks

    8:30 am  -  8:55 am
    Registration and Welcome Coffee
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    8:30 am  -  8:35 am
    Buses pick up at Science Breakfast to ANU
     Optional 
    8:55 am  -  9:00 am
    Move to Manning Clark Theatre
     Optional 
     

    Keynotes

    9:00 am  -  10:00 am
    Keynote Speaker 3: Dr Peter Stone
     Optional 
     

    Electronic Feedback and Housekeeping

    10:00 am  -  10:05 am
    Electronic Feedback and Housekeeping
     Optional 
     

    Breaks

    10:05 am  -  10:30 am
    Morning Tea and Trade Displays - Melville Hall
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    10:30 am  -  10:35 am
    Move to Manning Clark Theatre
     Optional 
     

    Keynotes

    10:35 am  -  11:35 am
    Keynote Speaker 4: Dr Kylie Catchpole
     Optional 
     

    Electronic Feedback and Housekeeping

    11:35 am  -  11:40 am
    Electronic Feedback and Housekeeping
     Optional 
     

    Other Sessions

    11:40 am  -  1:00 pm
    ASTA Forum - Manning Clark 1
     Optional 
    11:40 am  -  1:00 pm
    Lab Tech Forum: Manning Clark 2
     Optional 
     

    Breaks

    1:00 pm  -  1:55 pm
    Lunch and Trade Displays - Melville Hall
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    1:55 pm  -  2:00 pm
    Move to Buses for Off Site Workshops
     Optional 
     

    Workshops

    2:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
    Australian War Memorial - Behind the scenes archive warehouse tour
    Take a tour behind the scenes in the Research Centre of the Australian War Memorial. Learn about the history of the collection whilst walking through the archives collection and view unique and valuable items from the Research Centre’s collections.
     Optional 
    2:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
    Australian War Memorial - Conservation tour
    Visit the Australian War Memorial’s storage and preservation centre at Mitchell in Canberra’s northern suburbs. Learn about preservation techniques for military artefacts and the science behind these techniques. View the amazing array of memorabilia, both large and small that reside at Mitchell which is not often available to the public.
     Optional 
    2:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
    Behind the Scenes of CSIRO
    CSIRO’s Black Mountain site is our largest site in Australia. Black Mountain is home to the largest insect collection in Australia, Australian National Herbarium, not to mention the creative team who invented Barley Max, in Plant Industry. The Black Mountain site is also home to CSIRO’s Discovery Centre and CSIRO Education ACT. This off-site workshop will allow you to go behind the scenes and explore a number of CSIRO’s collections and the CSIRO Discovery Centre. You will get your hands wet in a number of hands-on workshops designed to support teachers in implementing Australian Curriculum Science.
     Optional 
    2:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
    CSIRO and NASA’s Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC)
    Citizen Science: Space Exploration in the Classroom – Doing Real Science and Making Real Discoveries Join Glen Nagle from the CSIRO and NASA’s Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC). The facility provides two-way communication to over 50 robotic spacecraft exploring the Solar System and beyond. Gain a deeper understanding of the important role played by Australia in the exploration of space and discover new ways that you can share this fascinating science with your students.
     Optional 
    2:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
    Geoscience Australia
    Geoscience Australia is the national agency that studies Earth processes and provides geospatial information for the nation. Activities within this very diverse organisation include: seismic monitoring for the Australian Tsunami Warning System, gathering of geoscientific information to promote energy resource (including geothermal) and oil and gas exploration, sea bed mapping, groundwater studies and much more. During this offsite workshop you will go behind the scenes and explore a number of parts of Geoscience Australia including the Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe (SHRIMP), used to measure the age of minerals, and the Australian Tsunami Warning System where you will meet the duty seismologist. You will also have the opportunity to explore global earthquake and volcano distribution in the 3D theatre and explore hands-on activities in the Education Centre. Resources will be provided.
     Optional 
    2:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
    John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU
    The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU, is Australia’s national medical research institute. It was created in 1948 as a result of the vision of Australian Nobel Laureate Howard Florey and Prime Minister John Curtin. Core research areas for JCSMR include genomics and epigenomics, immunology, protein structure and function and cell signalling, virology and neuroscience. Our research aims to understand and provide novel insights into diseases such as cancer, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, and conditions such as epilepsy and vision impairment, amongst others. Come along to hear about some of our current projects, and visit the laboratories where our ground breaking research takes place.
     Optional 
    2:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
    Mt Stromlo Observatory
    Visit the famous Mt Stromlo Observatory on the outskirts of Canberra and run by the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the ANU. Tour the various facilities at the site and listen to the resident astronomers and astrophysicists talk about the various programs that are conducted at Mt Stromlo such As SkyMapper and the HAT-South Project. Visit the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre which is currently working on projects for the Extremely Large Telescope Project.
     Optional 
    2:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
    Plant Phenomics Centre
    Discover the High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre at the Plant Phenomics Workshop. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to take a tour of this cutting edge research facility, discovering the amazing technologies being applied to plant science. After the tour participants will be able to participate in two short hands on practicals, including conducting a salinity experiment on Arabidopsis plants using an infrared camera.
     Optional 
    2:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
    Questacon Science and Technology Centre
    Take a trip to Questacon the national science and technology centre and look behind the scenes at how the exhibitions are developed. Learn about the various students and teacher programs that are on offer and how they may be accessed for your professional learning and for your students. Engage with the science behind some of the major exhibits and be entertained by a spectacular hands-on science show.
     Optional 
     

    Breaks

    4:30 pm  -  5:30 pm
    Happy Hour and Trade Displays - Melville Hall
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    5:35 pm  -  6:00 pm
    Buses to Accommodation/City
     Optional 
    6:45 pm  -  7:00 pm
    Buses from Accommodation/City to War Memorial (Conference Dinner)
     Optional 
     

    Social Activities

    7:00 pm  -  11:30 pm
    Conference Dinner
    Join us for dinner under the wing of G for George at the Australian War Memorial. Make sure you bring your dancing shoes as we swing the night away! Please note: The Conference Dinner is optional and will be at an extra cost.
    Fee  Optional  Closed 
  • Wednesday, 11 July, 2012
  •  

    Breaks

    8:30 am  -  8:55 am
    Registration and Welcome Coffee - Melville Hall
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    8:55 am  -  9:00 am
    Move to Manning Clark Theatre
     Optional 
     

    Keynotes

    9:00 am  -  10:00 am
    Keynote Speaker 5: Prof Michael Jennions
     Optional 
     

    Electronic Feedback and Housekeeping

    10:00 am  -  10:05 am
    Electronic Feedback and Housekeeping
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    10:05 am  -  10:10 am
    Move to Workshops
     Optional 
     

    Workshops

    10:10 am  -  11:10 am
    Workshops D
    A selection of workshops. The workshop program can be downloaded from the top of this page.
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Breaks

    11:10 am  -  11:40 am
    Morning Tea and Trade Displays - Melville Hall
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    11:40 am  -  11:45 am
    Move to Workshops
     Optional 
    11:40 am  -  11:45 am
    Move to Workshops
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Workshops

    11:45 am  -  1:50 pm
    [Extended Workshops EF]
    A selection of workshops. The workshop program can be downloaded from the top of this page.
     Optional  Closed 
    11:45 am  -  12:45 pm
    Workshops E
    A selection of workshops. The workshop program can be downloaded from the top of this page.
     Optional  Closed 
    12:50 pm  -  1:50 pm
    Workshops F
    A selection of workshops. The workshop program can be downloaded from the top of this page.
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Breaks

    1:50 pm  -  2:50 pm
    Lunch and Trade Displays - Melville Hall
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    2:50 pm  -  2:55 pm
    Move to Manning Clark Theatre
     Optional 
     

    Keynotes

    2:55 pm  -  3:40 pm
    Capital Conversations: A Variety of local Scientist Talks - Manning Clark Theatres
    A variety of Canberra speakers.
     Optional 
     

    Movement Time

    3:40 pm  -  3:45 pm
    Move to Manning Clark Theatre 1
     Optional 
     

    Other Sessions

    3:45 pm  -  4:30 pm
    Closing Ceremony and introduction of CONASTA 62
     Optional 
     

    Breaks

    4:30 pm  -  5:30 pm
    Farewell Drinks
     Optional 
  • Thursday, 12 July, 2012
  •  

    Post Conference Tours

    5:30 am  -  7:00 pm
    Post Conference Tour to the Snow
    More information in the Post Conference Tours section of the website.
    Fee  Optional  Closed 
    8:00 am  -  3:15 pm
    Canberra PCT 1 - All kinds of science
    Royal Australian Mint Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex National Zoo and Aquarium More information in the Post Conference Tours section of the website.
    Fee  Optional  Closed 
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