The call for session proposals is new for this year. Sessions could comprise workshops, panel discussions, invited speakers, World Café format or other approaches. Innovative ideas are encouraged. A session proposal must include the objective for the session, format, proposed speakers (if known) and session chair.
Session proposals are invited on the following conference themes:
- Contribution of science to policy, planning and decision-making: Where has it been effective and why? Where has it not been effective and why? How do we turn science into policy?
- Quality of science: How do we ensure that we produce good quality science? How do we define good quality?
- Relevance of science: Is scientific research focusing on the most important issues? How do we prioritise in an age of limited budgets while still encouraging innovative science?
- Translating science and expertise into action: How does good science have an impact and create value? How can we use science in environmental management? How effective is science in supporting compliance?
- Communicating science: As a profession, do we do enough to communicate good science? Do we do enough within our own profession? How can we better influence / inform mainstream scientific communicators? How do we improve media coverage of science?
- Contribution of Indigenous knowledge to science: How can we create better synergies between scientific evidence and Indigenous knowledge? What are the challenges in using and communicating Indigenous knowledge and how do we overcome them?
- Limitations of science: How do we balance science against community concerns and perceptions? How do we deal with uncertainty and natural variability, e.g. climate change? What limitations does science have?
This is a face-to-face event in Melbourne and the aim is that people deliver their presentations in person, however, given the dynamic COVID-19 situation we are asking that presenters also pre-record their sessions. That way if border closures and local lockdowns are in place we can deliver sessions online. Presenters must register for the Conference at their own expense and meet their own travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise agreed writing.
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