Asia-Pacific STS Network Conference, 23-25 November
South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
The 2009 Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network Conference is the inaugural annual meeting of the new Asia-Pacific STS Network, where STS typically refers to exploring the social, environmental, cultural, political and ethical issues raised by science and technology, often related to policy and governance. The aim of the forum is to bring together researchers involved in STS studies in the Asia-Pacific region (East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australasia near the Pacific Ocean plus the states in Oceania) for critical discussions about science and technology for the new millennium, especially in connection to environmental sustainability, and to Indigenous peoples in the region. More broadly, to encourage stronger STS networking across countries, disciplines, institutions and professional groups, and to foster new connections and deepen or broaden existing ones.
Welcome to Country
Conference Opening and Closing Performances by the The Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers also known as Yugimbir and Nugi Aboriginal Dancers
5-7pm Sunday 22nd November, The Ship Inn, South Bank waterfront, Griffith University Cocktail platters and drinks (included in registration)
Post-conference field trip
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary: A coach will pick you up at a designated place at South Bank (information coming) on Thursday 26th November at 1.00pm and return you at 5.00pm. Cost: AUD$40 (entry $24, coach fare $16), See online registration form for booking details