Scinapse heads to the city for science

From March 22-23rd, Scinapse was “city-bound” for a science-packed two days of networking opportunities, exciting workshops and inspiring guest speakers. That’s right, it’s that time of year again… Communicate to Inspire 2018!

What is Communicate to Inspire?

The 4th annual Communicate to Inspire conference connects science communicators, program managers, government, tertiary education and outreach/education providers from Western Australia, and provides valuable networking and skill development for anyone delivering science engagement programs, or communicating science

Scinapse had a blast at last year’s Communicate to Inspire Conference, and this year it was even bigger and better than before, with an exciting lineup of guest speakers, panel members and workshops.

This year we heard from three amazing key note speakers;

Bronwyn Lee, Deputy CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians speaking about the New Work Order, and addressing the shifting needs of our future workforce in WA.

Presentation Studio’s Emma Bannister, with over two decades of Visual Design experience working with companies such as Telstra, Westfield, Microsoft, and Qantas, exploring powerful new ways of presenting information.

Fadzi Whande, a Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategist, and award winning Social Justice Advocate speaking about diversity & inclusion, and what science communicators can do to address inequality.

There was such variety this year with regards to what workshops and presentations you could attend. Scinapse Coordinator Kirsty and Scinapse Chair Emma attended the Creativity “hands-on” innovation workshop from Questacon. The group had to create 200 different items made out of various materials in 10 minutes… We all laughed at first thinking it was an impossible task but the room full of scientists absolutely smashed this challenge!

Three representatives from Scinapse had the pleasure of attending the Regional Science Hubs Day for 2018, alongside a variety of other science hubs from across regional WA. The science enthusiasts were like kids in a candy store as they had the run of Scitech’s brand new exhibitions.


A huge thank you to Scitech and Inspiring Australia for organising this amazing two-day event! Scinapse always looks forward to taking part and catching up with scientists from all over Western Australia.

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