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WAITING LIST - ACT Association Lunch: The Challenges Associations Face in a Post-fact, Post-trust World

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Date:Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Time:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue:National Convention Centre Canberra, 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601
Presenter:Anna-Maria Arabia, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Academy of Science

Join us for our Association Lunch.

It is sometimes described as the 'post-normal' world – an environment where experts and the evidence base can be ignored, deprecated or considered irrelevant. This presents a challenge for institutions and organisations that are built on the very foundations of evidence, track record, and expertise. 

The internet is awash with 'facts' and easy access allows many to assume those facts need no further interpretation or analysis. This ease of information access has changed the way the public engage with information, make decisions and the way policy is developed.

During this lunch Anna-Maria Arabia, Chief Executive of the Australian Academy of Science will explore the following:

  • What role do institutions have in an environment of post-facts, post-elite and post-trust?
  • How do associations continue to inform and influence policymaking in this environment?
  • How can we best communicate the evidence base to policymakers and the community?
  • How can we best ensure associations continue to provide members with information that is reputable and trustworthy?
Lunch will be provided.

THIS EVENT IS FULL.
IF YOU REGISTER NOW, YOU WILL BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST. WE WILL CONTACT YOU WHEN A PLACE BECOMES AVAILABLE. 


ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Anna-Maria Arabia, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Academy of Science

Anna-Maria has over 20 years’ experience in the science sector and is an experienced Chief Executive currently leading the Australian Academy of Science, an independent not for profit organisation that provides authoritative and influential scientific advice, represents Australia on key international scientific bodies, builds public awareness and understanding of science, and champions, celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science. 

In this role Anna-Maria has led significant reform in global science engagement, in science policy matters; and in addressing gender equity in science. She is considered a change agent in the STEM sector.

Prior to her appointment at the Academy, Anna-Maria was Principal Adviser to the Hon Bill Shorten. She has worked in senior policy roles in both social and economic portfolios and has worked extensively with parliamentarians, the business and community sectors, and the media. 

Anna-Maria was formerly General Manager of Questacon - the National Science and Technology Centre, and CEO of Science & Technology Australia.  Anna-Maria was recently a Director of the Board of Spinal Cord Injuries Australia. She is a strategic advocate for science, social justice, diversity and inclusion.

Anna-Maria obtained her Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and has undertaken medical research in the field of neuroscience both in Australia and abroad.

 

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