CONASTA 66 - Hobart, Tasmania

We would like to invite you to participate in CONASTA 66, the annual science education conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA). In 2017 CONASTA will be hosted by the Science Teachers Association of Tasmania (STAT) and held at the Wrest Point  and the University of Tasmania, Hobart from 9-12 July.

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 delivering 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. 


Need further information about workshops, to help you select the most appropriate one to suit your teaching level? The CONASTA 66 Conference Brief has been developed to provide you with additional information about the conference including social functions, tours available and the workshops.  Download your copy below.

CONASTA 66 Conference Brief
CONASTA 66 Conference Brief



Want to attend CONASTA on a scholarship?

Applications for the Ruth Dirks ASTA Scholarship are now open. 

CONASTA registration and attendance at the Conference Banquet completely covered. Are you eligible?

For more information and to apply click here.


Information for sponsors and exhibitors 

An invitation to all sponsors and exhibitors is extended to participate in CONASTA 66. As a potential sponsor, trade exhibitor or supporter of CONASTA 66 you have a unique opportunity to reach a local, national and international audience of science educators to promote your product(s) and/or service(s). There are a range of sponsor, advertising and exhibition options for you to consider. The Conference Organiser would be pleased to tailor any package to suit your specific marketing or promotional objectives.

A Prospectus is available below for download with further information on sponsorship packages and trade exhibition opportunities.

CONASTA 66 Prospectus
CONASTA 66 Prospectus

Information for delegates

Registration will open for all delegates on 3 March 2017. Get in before 31 May to receive the early bird price. There will be a link on this page to the conference website. The website will provide information on accommodation and a link to book your accommodation. Pre and post conference tours will also be available. 



To read an Education HQ article about what to expect at CONASTA 66 click here. 


Dates to Remember

  • Earlybird Registration opens: 3 March 2017

  • Earlybird Registration closes: 31 May

  • CONASTA 66 Conference dates: 9-12 July 2017



Please contact the ASTA office on 02 6282 9377 or [email protected] for any enquiries.


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