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Ideas and influence: how can scientific knowledge shape policy?

Should science – and scientists – have a greater influence on public policy, specifically environmental policy, in Australia? If so, how might this be achieved? The final event of the 2013 TERN Symposium is a forum organised by ACEAS and supported by Questacon.

A panel of distinguished scientists and policymakers will present their knowledge and experience of successes and failures in linking science to policy development, and the challenges of maintaining dialogue between the two worlds. The panel discussion will be moderated by Ms Sara Phillips, from ABC Environment online, and there will be opportunities for questions from and interactions with the audience.

The forum will commence at 5.30 pm on Wednesday, 20 February, with drinks and canapés at Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre, which is an easy stroll across the lawns from Old Parliament House in Canberra. If you haven’t already received an invitation and you’re keen to attend, please contact TERN and ask for your name to be put on the reserve list.

For those who can’t attend, the event will be streamed live on the ACEAS website, and you can join the conversation via twitter at #aceas.

Published in TERN e-Newsletter January 2013

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