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A look at CONASTAs past...


CONASTA 66 was held in Hobart from 9-12 July 2017. Thank you to all those who helped make our conference the success it was. 

Below are some of the presentations presented at the conference.

The Stanhope Oration by Greg Woods of the Menzies Institute for Medical Research: A Double Dose of a Deadly Devil Cancer (35MB PDF)

Keynote Presentation #1 by Paul de Souza, OCE Science Leader—Data61, CSIRO: Exploring Mars (16.7MB PDF) 

Keynote Presentation #2 by Brigid Heywood, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), UTAS: From Abacus to iPhone (11.5MB Powerpoint)

Keynote Presentation #4 by Beth Fulton, Division of Oceans & Atmosphere, CSIRO:  Art of Doing Science (61.2MB PDF) 
Presentation: The Role of Selenium in Evolution by Ross Large, School of Physical Sciences, UTAS (13.4MB Powerpoint)
Presentation: The Art of Plankton Science by Gustaaf Hallegraeff, Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, UTAS (82.6MB Powerpoint)


CONASTA 65 was held in Brisbane from 3-6 July 2016. Thank you to all of our sponsors, exhibitors and delegates who attended, and helped to make our conference the success it was. 



General activity videos from CONASTA 65. Find out what all the excitement was about.



Video of Keynote Speech 1: Professor Neil Menzies 'Is feeding the people costing us the Earth'


Keynote Speech 2: Dr Brad Tucker 'Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the End of the Universe'

(Unfortunately not available due to hardware failure during the event).

Video of Keynote Speech 3: Dr Len Sciacca 'DST's Initiative to Support STEM'

Video of Keynote Speech 4: Dr Stefan Hajkowicz 'Global Megatrends'

Video of the Stanhope Oration: Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO

Links to most of the presentations given with these speeches are available on the ASTA Online Learning Portal.


This conference was so full of content it was extended for an extra day.

CONASTA 64 recap
CONASTA 64 recap


C63 attracted an incredible 500+ delegates from across Australia, and showcased some of SA’s most amazing people, food, facilities and landscapes.

CONASTA 63 recap
CONASTA 63 recap



The atmosphere was full of firing neurons at CONASTA 62, the 62nd Australian Science Teachers’ Association conference.

CONASTA 62 recap
CONASTA 62 recap