SSA is delighted to announce that in 2022 it will be once more involved in Science & Technology’s (STA) “Science Meets Parliament”. This marks the 22nd time STA has held this flagship event since it was created in 1999. Science Meets Parliament is Australia’s single largest vehicle for deep engagement between the science and technology sector and decision-makers.
This event includes inspiring speakers, high-quality professional development, meetings between scientists and Parliamentarians, a National Press Club address, and a National Gala Dinner to nurture relationships between science and technology and policymakers.
Like this year’s event, it will be held in a mostly virtual format, allowing it to be both COVID-safe.
The conference and training will be delivered online from 28 February to 4 March. An in-person National Press Club address by STA President Professor Mark Hutchinson is planned for 2 March in Canberra. The national gala dinner to bring together STEM leaders and Parliamentarians will be held concurrently in capital cities across Australia on Thursday, 2 June.
Click here to see the preliminary program.
SSA will sponsor up to two members to attend STA’s signature event. Early career statisticians are particularly encouraged to apply. Please email your expression of interest, explaining your reasons why you think this event could be of benefit to you, and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org before 10 December 2021.
In addition, 2021 STA are offering the opportunity to apply for scholarships to attend Science meets Parliament:
First Nations scholarship for Aboriginal or Torres Strait applicants
LGBTIQA+ scholarship for members of the LGBTIQA+ community
Rural and regional scholarship for delegates in the regions
Technology scholarships for people working in the technology sector.
Applications close 4 February 2022. More information on these scholarships can be found here. Any questions about this additional opportunity should be taken up directly with Science and Technology Australia.
SSA Executive Officer