The theme of the conference is 'The art of science'. We hope to explore links between science and art as well as the art of 'doing science'. Tasmania has a reputation for excellence in both the science and art communities. There are many examples of scientists who showcase and communicate their science through art and many examples of artists who use science as inspiration and develop works that communicate complex science to the general community.
As the major science education event in Australia, CONASTA has a strong reputation for offering high quality and stimulating professional learning experiences for science teachers, school laboratory technicians/managers and others with an interest in science education. Our delegates include representatives from all Australian states and territories, government and non-government schools, all years of schooling and from metropolitan, rural and remote locations.
ASTA and STAT are committed to deliering a conference that meets the essential need for engagement, professional development and support amongst science teacher and laboratory technician communities. The vital role of Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths (STEM) in Australia's future is unquestionable, and the foundation of STEM excellence rests with Australia's STEM educators.