I’ve just been made aware that the next SCANZ (Science Communicators Association of New Zealand) conference of New Zealand is coming up next month. The programme looks very interesting, with the theme being “Listening to the other side: Non-scientists’ experiences of science.” Sciblogs own Peter Griffin will be moderating a session on “What works for us: Media decision makers discuss what they need from you to make science work for their audiences.” Given how often the topic of the media’s portrayal of science comes up here, this will be an interesting (lively?) session.
Chris McDowell, of seeing (data) on sciblogs will also be presenting a workshop on visualising science data. This should be fascinating, as I’ve always found Chris’s postings on sciblogs in this area, to be very innovative.
For those of you who can make it, I hope to see you there, as I think I’ve managed to talk my boss into letting me attend.
Also, as a complete aside, sciblogs is mentioned in the current Escape magazine, the in flight magazine for Air New Zealand