[csaa-forum] REGISTRATIONS 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
Thu Apr 14 15:33:31 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 Ultimo Tafe and the Australian Museum

Registration are now open, please click here<https://www.conferenceonline.com/bookingform/index.cfm?page=booking&object=conference&id=15930&categorykey=6DA1AB1B-91B2-4CCC-9640-ACEF75D24DB2&clear=1&bookingid=0&bookingkey=> to register.
For further information, see attached flyer and program, or 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

Dr Saffron O'Neill   Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Melbourne

Giles Lane   Director, Proboscis, London, UK

Dr Dawn Casey   Director, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Frank Howarth   Director, Australian Museum, Sydney

Professor Graham Durant   Director, Questacon, Canberra

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

Tara Morelos   d/Lux/MediaArts

Seb Chan   Head of Digital, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Declan Kuch   Australian Youth Climate Change Coalition

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 Emeritus Professor Jann Conroy from the Centre for Plants and Environment, University of Western Sydney and Professor David Karoly from the University of Melbourne.

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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