This plenary proudly sponsored by:
Ruth Neale, SE-QLD Australian Science Communicators President
Joan Leach, President, National Australian Science Communicators and Director, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science
Associate Professor Kelly Fielding, School of Communication and Arts, The University of Queensland
Mr John Cook, Global Change Institute, The University of Queensland
Mr Bob Bruce, President of the Queensland Skeptics Association Inc
Professor Bernard Schiele, Researcher at the Centre for Interuniversity Research on Science and Technology (CIRST), and Professor Communications of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Some of the most burning questions in science communication arise when science is outright rejected—Is this a problem? What is an appropriate response? Hear from experts facing the reality of science skepticism. In Ted-talk style – Kelly Fielding presents her research exploring some of the social and psychological grounds for rejecting science. John Cook, creator of the skeptical science website and author of Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand talks about what he has learned and what needs to happen now.
After the Ted-style talks the speakers are joined by Bob Bruce and Bernard Schiele, for a Q&A session with the audience.