CitSciOz21 videos now available

CitSciOz21 videos now available

Communication & promotion, Conferences, Meetings and Events, Showcasing science outcomes
Six months have passed since our 3rd National Citizen Science Conference CitSciOz21, which means that all the conference content - talks, workshops, keynotes and symposiums - are now available on our YouTube channel for general viewing! Our amazing social media guru Michelle Neil has been busy uploading all the videos and you will see the CitSciOz21 playlist continue to grow until she's done them all. Huge thanks to Michelle for her countless and dedicated hours to ACSA. So jump on in and revisit some of the wonderful presentations, or for those of you who didn't attend the event, check them out for the first time! CitSciOz21 - YouTube Playlist
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Historic Success at UNEA 5.2

Historic Success at UNEA 5.2

Conferences, International, Meetings and Events
Hosted by the UN Environment Programme, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) brings together representatives of the 193 Member States of the UN, businesses, civil society and other stakeholders to agree on policies to address the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.  The resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) took place online and in Nairobi from 28 February – 2 March 2022.  The overall theme for UNEA-5 was “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals,” highlighting the pivotal role nature plays in our lives and in social, economic and environmental sustainable development.  UNEA-5 was an opportunity for Member States to share best practices for sustainability. It aimed to create momentum for governments to build on and catalyze impact on multilateral environmental efforts to protect and…
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CitSciOz21: reflections & summaries

Blogs, Communication & promotion, Conferences, Meetings and Events
By Luise Manning Luise was the recipient of one of ACSA’s complimentary conference regsiterations, available to those people who did not have organisational support to attend CitSciOz21 Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, the 3rd ACSA Conference, which was planned to be held on the Gold Coast last year, went from a face-to-face conference to an on-line event. The induction videos on how to use the platform were useful to test your equipment before attending the conference. This was my first ACSA conference and I was quite impressed by the ease of registering and the easy-to-understand home page containing the timetable of events for each day. It was very professionally done and provided a wide variety of topics and content.  The benefits of the on-line conference meant that even if two…
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2022 NATIONAL LANDCARE CONFERENCE

2022 NATIONAL LANDCARE CONFERENCE

Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion, Conferences
Call for Abstracts OPEN NOW Landcare Australia is calling for the submission of abstracts and posters for the 2022 National Landcare Conference. The bi-annual event will be held from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 August 2022, at the International Convention Centre Darling Harbour in Sydney. The theme for the 2022 National Landcare Conference is Power of Landcare | Shaping Our Future which affirms the importance of looking to the future when addressing the issues and opportunities open to Landcare. Presenters are asked to explore how their submission ties in with the 2022 theme. Landcare Australia invites abstracts from individuals, groups, networks and organisations involved in protecting, enhancing or restoring and educating about the natural environment in their local community through sustainable land management and conservation activities. They are also seeking poster exhibits…
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CitSciOz21 – Not Just for the Birds

CitSciOz21 – Not Just for the Birds

Communication & promotion, Conferences
By Kelly Ophel Kelly was the recipient of one of ACSA's complimentary conference regsiterations, available to those people who did not have organisational support to attend CitSciOz21. Birds. I’ve got to be honest, they’re what gets me up in the morning. And I don’t just mean, ‘Oh, those noisy Kookas are at it again!’ I mean they’re my reason for being excited about life. Birds are what got me interested in science in the first place and my desire to get other people excited about birds is what brought me to Citizen Science. I’m not good at conferences. I have a history of fan-girling presenters and asking them to autograph copies of textbooks they have written. I meet people and get so excited about the most recent presentation that I…
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Complimentary registration to #CitSciOz21

Complimentary registration to #CitSciOz21

Communication & promotion, Conferences
You might be eligible! In the aim of keeping #CitSciOz21 open and accessible to all, ACSA would like to offer 3 complimentary registrations to the conference for those people who do not have organisational support to attend.  If you would like to be considered, please write to us in 150 words or less telling us why you would like to attend the conference. Successful candidates will be required to write a blog for the ACSA website expanding on what they learnt during the event.  Please submit your entry by Friday 10th September to be in the running! Submit my entry now
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CITSCIOZ21 – WE’RE GOING VIRTUAL!

Communication & promotion, Conferences
‘Celebrate, Communicate, Co-create’ The 4th conference of the Australian Citizen Science Association 27 – 29 October, 2021 We are so excited to invite you to CitSciOz21 – an online citizen science conference experience from 27 – 29 October 2021.  Centered around the themes of Celebrate, Communicate, and Co-Create, our virtual experience will ensure a highly interactive and engaging event, with the capacity to network with your fellow attendees, speakers, and sponsors as well as providing you with the learning outcomes and benefits you would come to expect from an in-person event. Celebrate Explore, investigate and showcase successful citizen science projects from Australia and the rest of the world. Citizen science is leading to amazing developments across the world. From the tiny to the huge, and from the personal to local, national and global.…
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ACSA Job Opportunity

ACSA Job Opportunity

ACSA development, Conferences
ACSA is looking for a driven, passionate and creative individual to join our team to help deliver ACSA’s 3rd national citizen science conference on the Gold Coast in October 2020. The part time, contracted conference liaison position will work closely with the ACSA management committee as well as the agency managing the delivery of the conference. See Position Description below for more information. Applications close February 9th. Position_Description_ACSA_Conference_Liaison
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@CitSciTC – A Citizen Science Conference For Everyone

@CitSciTC – A Citizen Science Conference For Everyone

Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion, Conferences
Towards the end of 2019 we will see something that has never happened in citizen science before – our first ever worldwide twitter conference! Do you have a smartphone? An internet connected laptop? A computer with wifi? Does your local library have public computers connected to the internet or provides access to wifi? If so then you can participate. But here’s the great thing - there is no venue to pay for and no accommodation needed so this is the cheapest conference you will ever attend! What is a Twitter Conference? A Twitter conference is a virtual conference that takes place on Twitter under the hashtag #CitSciTC. Just like a regular conference, #CitSciTC will feature research presentations and even keynotes, but the talks will be delivered via a series of tweets…
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UN Science Policy Business Forum & UNEA4, Nairobi March 2019

UN Science Policy Business Forum & UNEA4, Nairobi March 2019

Conferences, Meetings and Events
Report of the citizen science delegation to the UN Science Policy Business Forum and UN Environment Assembly 4 Nairobi March 2019 By Libby Hepburn Amongst a cast of thousands from across the globe, the citizen science delegation in Nairobi included 20+ representatives from the global citizen science community, Europe, US, Australia, Africa, Madagascar, Asia, South America….The focus of our big delegation was for strong advocacy across as many sessions as possible to promote citizen science as a valuable and significant provider of data towards the SDGs, bringing in local knowledge and changing behaviours. [caption id="attachment_14649" align="aligncenter" width="772"] Representatives from the global citizen science community in Nairobi[/caption] Building on the great work done in 2017, when citizen science was really introduced as an important concept, the citizen science team was again…
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