CONASTA 63 will be held from 6-9 July 2014 at the University of Adelaide, making use of the University's stunning grounds and state-of-the-art facilities.

HEAR FROM an outstanding line-up of Keynote speakers, including Australia's Chief Scientist Ian Chubb, AC, the 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics Professor Brian Schmidt AC FRS, the 2011 PM’s Award winner for University Teacher of the Year Professor Roy Tasker, and Professor Tanya Monro, a Prime Minister’s Prize winner in Physical Sciences and South Australian Scientist of the Year.

TAKE PART IN a broad program of professional learning workshops for primary and secondary teachers and school science technicians, including laboratory and computer workshops, hands-on activities, seminars and discussions.

VISIT some of Adelaide’s premier science and research facilities including the Adelaide Wind Tunnel, RiAus and Forensics SA.

DEVELOP national networks of like-minded colleagues, including primary and secondary teachers, laboratory technicians, curriculum leaders, representatives from not-for-profit and government organisations, resource providers and other interested guests.

ENJOY social events such as the Happy Hour drinks and cocktail events, breakfasts, dinners and post-conference tours.


Check out the fantastic CONASTA 63 program, including our amazing line-up of keynote speakers and fun social and networking events.

CONASTA 63 add-on sessions

Student session with Brian Schmidt

CONASTA 63 has been presented with a fantastic opportunity - the chance for students to engage directly with one of Australia's most brilliant minds and great STEM advocate Professor Brian Schmidt. ​

Brian Schmidt will be appearing as a keynote speaker at CONASTA 63 on Monday 7 July. He will then take part in a special follow-up presentation specifically for students. Not only will students be able to hear from this outstanding speaker, they will also be given the chance put forward some of their own questions about science and its place in Australia’s future.

For more details about this once in a lifetime opportunity to inspire your STEM students, please download this PDF flyer.



Pre-Service Teacher Session

This free interactive get-together is for Pre-service Teachers (PSTs).  It will involve two early career teachers, one primary and one secondary, sharing their adventures about teaching Science. The session will also show  the benefits of being part of the science education community and include an opportunity to view / access resources for teaching science. After this session, you are then invited to come along and build your network of teaching colleagues at the CONASTA 63 Welcome Function for just $20.

Bookings for this session will be taken by the South Australian Science Teachers Association. For more details please visit the SASTA website

Science ASSIST Information Session

Science ASSIST (Australian School Science Information Support for Teachers and Technicians) is an exciting new national program to support school science education.  Supported by the Department of Education, Science ASSIST is being developed and managed by ASTA, and the website being launched CONASTA 63.

ASSIST meets a documented need in science education. The core elements include a freely accessible online advisory service for teachers of science and a parallel online advisory service for school science technicians, and an expanding bank of high quality practical resources to support school science education. Aligned with the Australian Curriculum, it will serve all teachers of science in Australia from all school sectors, and in all year levels.

Those attending this session will be the first to see the newly developed website and its supporting functions.

Bookings for this session will also be taken by the South Australian Science Teachers Association. For more details please visit the SASTA website

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