[csaa-forum] Registrations now open - Hot Science Global Citizens: the agency of the museum and science centre sector in climate change interventions Symposium

Reena Dobson R.Dobson at uws.edu.au
Mon Mar 7 11:53:06 CST 2011

HOT SCIENCE, GLOBAL CITIZENS: the agency of the museum and science centre sector in climate change interventions Symposium,

Sydney, Australia, 5-6 May 2011 at the Powerhouse Museum and the Australian Museum

Registrations now open and draft program available. Please visit www.hotscienceglobalcitizens.net<http://www.hotscienceglobalcitizens.net/>

Climate change is an environmental, cultural and political phenomenon that is reshaping the way we think about ourselves, our societies and humanity's place on Earth. This symposium presents the research findings of the Australian Research Council international Linkage project, Hot Science, Global Citizens: the agency of the museum sector in climate change interventions along with other leading research to develop new knowledge about what constitutes effective action around climate change, the critical roles that institutions can play and visions for the future of museums and science centres. The second day will feature an 'unconference' session to tease out innovative programming ideas and engage participants in discussions.

Speakers include:

Professor Mike Hulme School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK

Elaine Heumann Gurian International Museum Consultant

Dr Emlyn Koster CEO Liberty Science Center, USA

Professor David Karoly Climate scientist and public commentator

Giles Lane Director, Proboscis, London, UK

Tara Morelos d/Lux/MediaArts

Wayne LaBar Vice President, Exhibitions and Programs, Liberty Science Center, USA

Seb Chan Head of Digital, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Declan Kuch Australian Youth Climate Change Network

Tim Hart Director, Information, Multimedia and Technology, Museum Victoria


Project researchers Academic team: Dr Fiona Cameron (Lead Chief Investigator); Professor Robert Hodge; Associate Professor Brett Neilson and Dr Juan Salazar from the Centre for Cultural Research, with Professor Jann Conroy from the Centre for Plant and Food Science and Professor David Karoly from the University of Melbourne, Dr Ben Dibley, Dr Anne Newstead, Dr Ann Deslandes, Dr Carol Farbotko

Partner organisations and researchers: Museum Victoria, Melbourne; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; Australian Museum, Sydney; Questacon, Canberra; Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, US with the University of Melbourne, Earth Sciences and the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK.
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