In 2013, science in New Zealand is undergoing rapid change. On the one hand, we have the development of Callaghan Innovation, the new Advanced Technology Institute which will “support a step-change in our commercialisation of science, engineering and technology“. On the other hand, we have the Great NZ Science Project, an innovation which – laudably – has tried to engage the NZ public in thinking about New Zealand’s scientific challenges. Here we see evidence of how the non-economic outcomes of science are valued by the public: Fighting Disease and Protecting NZ’s Biodiversity being the two challenges that scored most highly.
In the 2013 conference of the New Zealand Association of Scientists, we invite speakers from both inside and outside the scientific community to discuss the value of science in New Zealand.
The conference will be held at Rutherford House, Wellington, on 3rd April 2013.
Registration covers morning and afternoon tea, lunch, and drinks and nibbles at the end of the day.
The Association membership includes physical, natural, mathematical and social scientists and welcomes members with an interest in science education, policy, communication and the social impact of science and technology. The final programme can be found here. Information on our invited speakers and panelists is available.
2013 Conference Prices (inc GST)
NZAS members - $20 Student and postdoc
NZAS members - $110 Full Registration
Non-NZAS members - $65 Student and postdoc (one year’s complimentary membership included)
Non-NZAS members - $180 Full Registration (one year’s complimentary membership included)
Registration will now stay open over Easter: credit card registrations only, please.