Inspiring Australia NSW Stakeholder Briefing September 2023

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Join us in person or online at the next Inspiring Australia NSW Stakeholder Briefing on Tuesday 12 September 2023.

Our regular briefings are a great way to find out more about the STEM ecosystem in NSW and meet colleagues and collaborators. For our post-National Science Week briefing we’ll review the 2023 program and have invited key program hosts to share their successful engagement strategies.

We are also pleased to include a presentation on VR technology from the VR Huddle Room, and we encourage those who want to know more about how to incorporate VR technology into their STEAM programs to come along and ask questions.

All are welcome to attend in person at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney or online via Zoom.

  • Get an update on key stats from 2023 National Science Week
  • Hear some of the success stories of 2023 National Science Week from event presenters
  • Network and share science engagement news and opportunities with colleagues at the conclusion of formal proceedings from 3.30pm.


For those unable to join us in person, we invite you to join in via a Zoom meeting. Please register for the Zoom ticket and we will send you the link to join the meeting the day before.  If you have any questions in advance for the organisers, please use the opportunity to include them in the registration form. You will also be able to ask questions and contribute during the meeting. Register now!


1.45pm   Registrations open
2.00pm   Welcome and presentations

  • Hosted by Emily Jateff, Chair Inspiring NSW
  • National Science Week 2023 highlights with Meredith Hall, Manager Inspiring NSW
  • Presentations by 2023 National Science Week program hosts

3.30pm     Refreshments and networking
4 to 5pm   Optional visit to the Australian National Maritime Museum exhibitions

Guest speakers on their 2023 National Science Week experience

Aleshia Lonsdale, artist and curator and Phoebe Cowdery, Creative Producer at the Corridor Project will talk about the cultural learning delivered through their place based First Nations science program Wyangala in Central West NSW.

Christian Eckardt, Manager Education and Community Programs, Greater Sydney Parklands will speak about the long-running Science Week program Science in the Swamp at Centennial Park, and the evolution of a new program, Science in the Scrub at Western Sydney Parklands.

Alison Mellor from the Australian Museum, with Rachel Rothwell and Colleen Fitzgerald from the Botanic Gardens of Sydney, will present on their successful collaboration Sydney Science Trail that offers a schools and community program along with an online trail.

To finish the presentation we are pleased to include Rosanna Cotina from VR Huddle Room and Edgevr who will talk about her National Science Week event series Journey to the VR Huddle Room, and more broadly about the opportunity for using VR technology in STEAM outreach and community engagement.


Image: Science in the Scrub, Western Sydney Parklands, National Science Week 13 August 2023