Anti-vaxxers, climate change denialists, flat earth conspiracists and other charged topics of science. How can data and evidence get heard in the cacophony of ideologies, misinformation and fake news? Communicators of science are now facing many challenges in a global and digital world with increasing distrust of experts. We have faced these challenges in a pre-digital world when tobacco companies fought against the rising evidence that smoking caused cancer. Now there are more challenges, how do experts get their message heard in today's very noisy world?
The team at SciPub are pleased to present Science Communication in an Era of Fake News on Friday 7th June at the Rob Roy Hotel (106 Halifax Street in the city). This event kicks off at 6:00 pm and will finish by approx. 7:30 pm (doors will be open from 5:30 pm for those who wish to arrive early for seat).
The principal goal of SciPub is to make science engaging and accessible to the public. Each panel consists of three experts who deliver short, 10-15 minute presentations on their area of expertise and then discuss questions from the audience via a moderator. Panellists are selected primarily on their ability to effectively communicate science in an engaging and non-technical manner. SciPub is held in a pub so that scientists, aspiring scientists, and non-scientists can learn, discuss and think critically about hot topics in science.
We are pleased to announce our panellists for The Science of Science Communication are:
Dr Sarah Keenihan – Science and Technology Section Editor, The Conversation
Michael Mills aka Professor Flint – Creative Director, Heaps Good Productions
Clare Peddie – Science and Environment Writer, The Advertiser
Please take note. We endeavour to make your SciPub experience an enjoyable one. Although Eventbrite issues automated tickets, we do not check or collect tickets at the venue. The RSVP facility makes it easier for us to estimate numbers so that we can accommodate accordingly. RSVPing does not guarantee a seat. Doors are open from 5:30pm and due to the popularity of some past events, we would advise patrons to arrive early to avoid any disappointment. Thank you for your support. We hope to see you there!