The Graeme Clark Oration - Australia's most prestigious free public science event
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Cancellation of 2020 Graeme Clark Oration. In view of policy statements by both the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments, and in order to provide certainty to the community, sponsors and the orator, the 2020 Graeme Clark Oration, scheduled for 20 July, will be cancelled.
To everyone who has supported the 2020 oration so far – the many members of the public who have already registered to attend, the many schools who were making arrangements to engage with the Oration’s schools program, and to our generous and committed sponsors – we are very grateful for your interest and enthusiasm for the event. We look forward to informing you of the 2021 Graeme Clark Oration details as soon as we can.
Dr Natalia Trayanova
Our 2020 Orator directs the Alliance for Cardiovascular Diagnostic and Treatment Innovation, a research institute with faculty from Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Radiology, and Applied Math, aimed at applying predictive data-driven approaches, computational modelling, and innovations in cardiac imaging to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
GCO Biomedical Showcase
As a continuation of our initiative of the Graeme Clark Oration, we are pleased to announce that visitors to the event will have the opportunity to visit the Biomedical Innovation Showcase.
The Showcase is an exhibition from many of the Oration sponsors highlighting leading biomedical research and innovation taking place in Melbourne. The Showcase will be open from 4.00pm – 6.00pm, is free of charge and no registration is required. Main Foyer.
Graeme Clark Oration Schools Program
Victorian secondary schools are invited to participate in the 2020 Graeme Clark Oration Schools Program. The Program offers schools five opportunities for engagement with the Graeme Clark Oration:
A Graeme Clark Oration Special Event
Prominent women in STEMM
This event will advocate for gender equity, equality and diversity in STEMM, connect women in science across each professional sector and encourage discourse on how to ensure the health and success of Australia’s science sector in the future.
The lunch will provide an opportunity for supporters of STEMM from all genders to network and be inspired by the example of Dr Trayanova. Early and mid-career researchers, students, mentors and leaders across institutions and disciplines will find this event of value.
The event will be hosted by Michelle Gallaher, co-founder and co-chair of Women in STEMM Australia, Opyl (formerly The Social Science) and winner of Telstra’s Business Woman of the year 2017.
Video introduction by the Orator
This is just a quick note to say how much I appreciated both the stunning lecture as well as the wonderful dinner where we could also do great networking. The Graeme Clark Oration is a major contribution to scientific progress in Melbourne!
An event like this draws together politicians, scientists, the full gamut of some of the greatest minds and we sit around after an inspirational talk like tonight and talk about what we can do better.
Thank you for opening these
wonderful talks up to the general public. It is value for people to know the exciting things happening in science!
It is wonderful that as a student of health sciences I can hear such a world-class speaker in my hometown. And for free! Thank you, thank you for organising such an event!
Since the inaugural Oration was delivered by Professor Graeme Clark in 2008, the lecture has grown in stature and attracted outstanding orators, making it one of the most prestigious Orations within the Australian scientific lecture calendar.
The Graeme Clark Oration
The Graeme Clark Oration is delivered by global leaders in health and medical science in honour of Prof. Graeme Clark’s pioneering work in developing the bionic ear in Melbourne in the 1970’s. It is recognised as Australia’s most prestigious free public science event and is attended by secondary school students.