8 November 2021 - 10 November 2021
The EIANZ Victorian Division is happy to be hosting the 2021 EIANZ Annual Conference with the theme: 'How good is science!?'
The double punctuation in this year's theme is deliberate. It invites presenters and participants to decide on how they will approach the theme.
How good is science! draws on an expression commonly used by a current Australian political leader. It invites delegates to share the success stories of science and illustrate how it has resulted in good environmental and social outcomes.
How good is science? is more complex. For example, despite an overwhelming number of scientists concluding that humans have contributed to climate change, some high-profile politicians and media commentators are still not convinced. Concerns have been raised about the extent to which experiments in scientific papers can be replicated. In Australia, 65,000+ years of Indigenous scientific knowledge is largely ignored.
So how good is science? Is there a problem with quality and, if so, how do we address it? Or is the problem that science is good, but we are not being successful in the way that we are communicating it?
There are many ways to respond to this question and delegates are encouraged to be imaginative, provocative, and thoughtful.
Join us (either face-to-face or virtually) for this year’s conference. We are inviting you to respond to our call for papers and session proposals, and contribute to the discussion about ‘How good is science’.