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Looking to the future

Greetings from the ASCC SAASTA team,

We trust that you have had a safe journey home and that you are looking forward to the holiday period!

Thank you once again for being part of the inaugural African Science Communication Conference held in Port Elizabeth last week. This email serves to reiterate our commitment in working with you to strengthen the network that was established during this conference.

You have received this email because your details have been captured by the event organisers or, because you registered for the conference but could not attend it. If you are receiving this e-mail in error, please let us know.

This is the first email in what we hope would lead to a fruitful discussion group.

New on the website:

The majority of PowerPoint presentations are available from

Note to presenters: If you do not see your presentation on the website, it means that it was not captured – either because you presented from a memory stick or CD, or because of human error. If your presentation is smaller than 5MB, you are welcome to e-mail it to us for inclusion on the website or send us a pdf version of the document.

  • A full listing of delegates who attended ASCC 2006 is also available from the website [in Acrobat PDF].

In response to some of the comments made during the Wrap Up session last Thursday, as well as feedback from some of the evaluation forms, the SAASTA team has already met to brainstorm ideas for the next conference to address challenges such as the perils of PowerPoint while really getting to the nitty gritty of bringing science closer to society.

We look forward to sharing these and other ideas in the ASCC discussion forum,  for implementation during the next ASCC in two years’ time.

In the meantime, please keep in touch. We hope to have the discussion forum up and running by early 2007.

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