Networking, science communications, public engagement and advocacy for convergence science



The Next Big Thing Series

The Convergence Science Network has over the past six years proudly showcased some of Australia’s and the world’s leading convergence science researchers. They have shared the results of many years of dedicated research in their quest to gain new knowledge and understanding to improve the lives of people around the world.


We are pleased to introduce a new event series, The Next Big Thing, which engages the public with Early- and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCRs): the next-generation of science and technology research leaders.


The Next Big Thing series offers EMCRs who have completed their PhD or other higher

degree in the last 15 years, the opportunity to communicate their research to a diverse

audience in a public forum. EMCRs will share their achievements and inspire us with their passion and dedication.  These researchers are the next big thing in their chosen field of science.


Through this series the public can meet our best and brightest young scientists, learn about their research goals and aspirations in a manner that is accessible and informative. It is a chance to celebrate the dedication and commitment shown by so many EMCRs who are devoted to delivering improved health outcomes for society.



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About the Convergence Forum

The Convergence Science Network will announce a series of events in early 2015.  Our program will include presentations from science thought leaders and practitioners, events where we explore topical issues in more depth and we¹ll be presenting some of our brightest scientists who will share their exciting work in convergence science.

Convergence Science Symposium

The Convergence Science Network is an initiative that promotes an understanding of convergence science to the community, why it is important and how it is helping researchers and businesses realise their visions in delivering improved health and well-being.

Graeme Clark Oration

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The Graeme Clark Oration is delivered by global leaders in 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.

The Convergence Science Network is excited about its networking activities and is inviting organisations to join this unique science communication and engagement initiative.

Contact us to find out the exclusive benefits available to Network sponsors.  We also offer an  Individual Membership package of benefits.

We Engage with the community to share developments in convergence science and how these advances impact medicine and health care.

We Inspire the research community, start-ups, existing businesses,  government agencies and schools to take advantage of the opportunities offered by convergence science.

We Create the environment and opportunities for new ideas, knowledge and resources across different science disciplines to come together to improve health.