Last updated April 18, 2018 at 3:19 pm
Watch the livestream from the EMCR Forum’s Science Pathways 2018 on Australia’s Science Channel.
The EMCR Forum’s fifth national meeting, Science Pathways 2018: Diversify your Thinking, will be held in Brisbane on 23 – 24 April 2018. The event will bring together early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) and scientific leaders from academia, industry and government.
However if you can’t get to Brisbane you don’t have to miss out, with Australia’s Science Channel livestreaming several sessions of the conference.
Science Pathways 2018
Diversify Your Thinking presents a highly interactive program with a strong professional development focus for EMCRs.
During the two day conference delegates will explore a range of topics including:
- how to achieve equity in STEM
- how to access funding from non-traditional sources
- the key considerations for interdisciplinary research.
This is Australia’s premier conference for career development of EMCRs from academia, industry and government and offers unique opportunities to network with leading scientific professionals from some of Australia’s top organisations in public and private enterprise.
Watching the livestream
Selected key sessions will be streamed live and free on this page, supported by The Royal Institution of Australia and hosted by Australia’s Science Channel. These include the keynote presentations and several featured panel sessions.
While the stream will be viewable without registration, if you register as a remote delegate for the conference you’ll open up a range of extra opportunities:
- Have access to the delegate app, which will contain all the relevant information about the event and the session schedule in your local time.
- Participate in the conference by asking the speakers questions through the delegate app
- Participate in the live polls and give your input on relevant issues facing EMCRs
Because science is always more fun with others, as a remote delegate you can also choose to attend a remote conference site, where you can take part in two extra discussion sessions: Diversity in STEM (Monday 23 April at 3 pm AEST) and Kindness in Science (Tuesday 24 April at 12:45 pm AEST). Each remote conference site will be linked with Brisbane via videoconferencing, allowing the remote sites to report back their discussions to the main conference.
For more information about joining the conference as a remote delegate, and to find a remote site, click here.
You can also follow the conference on social media with @EMCRForum and #SciPath18
Monday 23 April
10:45am AEST – 12:15pm AEST
Opening Address: Dr Christine Williams, Acting Queensland Chief Scientist
Keynote Address: Mrs Natalie Chapman, Managing Director, gemaker
The Ben Chuwen Keynote: Professor Jennifer Martin, Director, Griffith Institute For Drug Discovery, Griffith University
1:00pm AEST – 2:30pm AEST
Panel Session – Making Science Inclusive
Dr Soressa Kitessa, Senior Research Scientist, SARDI
Ms Kimberly Olsen, CEO, Trans Employment Program Australia
Ms Rachel Ranton, Inclusion & Diversity Consultant, Westpac
Dr Carly Rosewarne, Research Scientist, CSIRO
Dr Andrew Siebel, Assistant Dean, Diversity & Inclusion, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne
Dr Zuleyka Zevallos, Adjunct Research Fellow, Swinburne University
Tuesday 24 April
8:30am AEST – 10:00am AEST
Panel Session – Looking Beyond Traditional Funding Sources
A/Prof Nikola Bowden, Group Leader, University Of Newcastle
A/Prof Drew Evans, Associate Research Professor, University of South Australia
Dr Asgar Farahnaky, Senior Lecturer And Discipline Leader; Food & Nutrition, Charles Sturt University
A/Prof Chamindie Punyadeera, Principal Research Fellow, QUT
Dr Vino Rajandran, R&D Manager (Plant Breeding & Biotechnology), Hort Innovation
Dr Melanie Thomson, General Manager, Education, Skills and Events, MTPConnect
10:30am AEST – 12:00pm AEST
Panel Session – Forging Success in Interdisciplinary Research
Associate Professor Adrian Carter, NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Monash University
Professor Brad Jackson, Director of the Policy Innovation Hub, Griffith University
Dr Anjali Jaiprakash, Advance Qld Fellow, Australian Centre For Robotic Vision, QUT
Dr Simone Maynard, Principal, Simone Maynard Consulting
Dr Róisín McMahon, Research Officer, Griffith Institute For Drug Discovery, Griffith University
Dr Trung Ngo, Honorary Fellow, Translational Research Institute and University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine