Queensland Museum Transparent Lab: Does the media help or hinder science? Passion vs Accuracy


Lost Creatures: Big Questions

Get ready to tackle the big questions in the second of three dino-sized Q&A Style events hosted by Queensland Museum and supported by the ABC. BOOK NOWExternal .

Accurate communication is often an issue for scientists, particularly when they feel the essence of their research is lost or reported in a way that is misleading. But would the public get to know about recent discoveries without the media? Would messages be delivered in a form that is easy to understand and interpret without media intervention?

Be part of a discussion that debates the role of the media in science communication and explore how science, communicators and the public can work together for effective information dissemination.

Moderator: Paul Barclay, presenter and producer of Big Ideas on ABC Radio National

Speaker list: 

  • Antony Funnell, Presenter, Future Tense and Media Report, ABC Radio National. Co-author, The Best Australian Science Writing 2013
  • Professor Suzanne Miller, CEO and Director, Queensland Museum Network
  • Dr Joel Gilmore, Science Communicator, Principal of the Renewable Energy & Climate Policy, ROAM Consulting
  • Dr Susannah Eliott, CEO, Australian Science and Media Centre 

Pre-booking essential. BOOK NOWExternal . Drinks and snacks available for purchase 5.30pm – 6.30pm.

Time: Doors open 5.30pm for exhibition viewing. Discussion 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Please note, you must arrive at the Museum for entry before 6.20pm.

Date: Thursday 13 March

Location: Level 2

Cost: All prices include booking fees.

Adults $21.50
MyMuseum Adults: $16.50
Concession: $16.50
MyMuseum Concession: $11.50