GEO Week: Selling Your Story




Future Earth Australia in partnership with Geoscience Australia presents GEO Week: Selling Your Story. The aim of this event is to bring together a select group of early career researchers and practitioners (ECRPs) to experience GEO Week who will also have the opportunity to present their work, and to learn about communicating in a variety of different formats to a range of audiences.  The event will be held on Monday 4 November 2019 at Geoscience Australia and Tuesday 5 November at the National Convention Centre in Canberra.

The event will consist of a range of presentations associated with GEO Week Week (full list available here: Participants will then attend an interactive workshop led by Future Earth Australia and hosted by Geoscience Australia, aimed at developing their skills in presenting their work to a variety of audiences including peers (both within and outside their discipline), policymakers, and the general public. To conclude this event, ECRPs will have a chance to showcase what they have learned by presenting a 3 minute thesis-style presentation on their own work during a lightning talk at GEO Week. 

Participation is open to ECRPs based anywhere in Australia with a broad interest in earth observations. This can include (but is not limited to) the measurements of our planet and how it is changing; data that is collected by satellites, aircraft, ships and observatories on the ground; and observations of land, the atmosphere, oceans, cities, towns, and villages. For the purpose of this event, an ECRP is defined as someone employed in academia, industry, government or a not-for-profit organisation who is within 7 years of obtaining their most recent qualification (allowing for career disruptions).

GEO Week: Selling Your Story will be kept purposefully small, with a maximum of 10 applicants selected to participate. This will ensure that everyone has the chance to listen to and speak with all other participants and thereby build lasting connections.

Successful applicants from Future Earth Australia financial member organisations (full list here: who do not live within reasonable driving distance to Geoscience Australia will be eligible for a travel allowance of up to $300 to cover a return domestic flight from their city of origin. Accommodation will also be provided for attendees from Future Earth Australia member organisations. Note that you do not have to be employed at a Future Earth Australia member organisation to apply.

Submission Guidelines:

To apply, please email the attached registration form with an abstract of up to 250 words to by 11.59pm Wednesday 16 October 2019. This abstract should summarise the work you plan to present in a three-minute thesis-style presentation.