The Graeme Clark Oration - Australia's most prestigious free public science event
Women in STEMM Lunch
Join Professor Paula Hammond, the 2018 Graeme Clark Orator, as we celebrate the contributions made to science by women, while acknowledging the challenges women of all walks of life still face.
The lunch will provide an opportunity for supporters of STEMM from all genders to network and be inspired by the example of Paula Hammond.
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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.
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Youth Ambassador Program
The Convergence Science Network is celebrating its 10 years of presenting the Graeme Clark Oration by establishing the Graeme Clark Oration Youth Ambassador Program. Each year, two senior Victorian secondary science students will be appointed as ambassadors in recognition of their academic excellence and demonstrated leadership skills. They will attend the Oration and Oration Dinner accompanied by their family, spend private time with the orator, be given the opportunity to spend some time during the summer vacation in a research laboratory and receive $500 in support of their education.
Harold Varmus has been America's leader not only in cancer biology but in the support of scientific excellence, data sharing, and global health. Few people have been as successful in both research and public policy and no one has had a greater impact on setting and protecting high standards for NIH-supported science.
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. Your Convergence Science Network 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.