is Australia's only national conference for science teachers and school
laboratory technicians. It takes place every July in a different state
or territory. In 2015 CONASTA will take place 5-9 July in spectacular
Perth, WA. The main venue will be Mercedes College, with some key events
taking place at the nearby Pan Pacific hotel and other local venues.
in a broad program of professional learning workshops and presentations
for primary and secondary teachers and school science technicians, and
visit some of Perth’s premier science and research facilities. Enjoy the
exciting friendly atmosphere as hundreds of passionate educators from
around Australia come together for this unparalleled professional
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - Thursday, July 9, 2015
Mercedes CollegeVictoria SquarePerth, Western Australia 6000Australia
Earlybird rates available until 31 May 2015.
See the full program here.
Hear from an outstanding line-up of Keynote speakers, including
Professor Fiona Wood, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specialising
in the field of burn care, trauma and scar reconstruction, and Director
of the WA Burns Service of Western Australia. Her research as
Chairperson through the Burn Injury Research Unit UWA and the Fiona Wood
Foundation is focused on scarless healing.
Iain Walker, a research scientist with CSIRO whose primary research
interests focus on using social science knowledge to address
sustainability issues. Ian will discuss his research into the public's
understanding of climate change and how people's beliefs, perceptions
and attitudes about climate change illustrate general processes of
motivated social cognition.
Steven Tingay, a Western Australian Premier's Research Fellow, Director
of the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy and Deputy Director of the
International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research. He is also Director
of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) project, a $50m international
radio telescope recently completed and brought into its operational
phase in the remote Murchison region of Western Australia, with close
connections to industry.
Professor Garry Lee, Principal Consultant, Food Science Solutions P/L, he received his PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of New South Wales. He was the Professor of Food Science at the University of Western Australia before establishing two biotechnology start-up companies. Previously Garry worked at a number of international organisations including Harvard University, National Research Council of Canada, University of St Andrews, UK, International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and CSIRO. He sits on food advisory boards and national and international science bodies, and is a consultant to parliamentary and industry bodies.
Irish Comedian Dylan Moran will be performing at Perth's Riverside Theatre in July and CONASTA has two tickets to his Friday 10 July show to give away! Any member of a State or Territory Science Teacher Association who registers for the full conference by 30 May goes into the draw - and that's on top of the early bird discount they receive for registering quickly. Who says we don't love our delegates?
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