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Concept Australian Science Festival Limited (1993 - )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Festival or Event, Science Communication and Education
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ACN 070 495 797
Civic Square, Australian Capital Territory 2608, Australia


The Australian Science Festival Limited was established to manage "The Australian Science Festival, Canberra" which was originally held in April/May each year but then moved to August.

From there Web site: "The Australian Science Festival Limited is Australia's oldest, non-government science-communication production company. The festival is a not-for-profit company, guided by a dedicated Board and an eminent Advisory Council. The festival also manages the national office of the enormously successful National Science Week. The Australian Science Festival Limited is an award-winning organisation. The festival won a Canberra Region Tourism Award and the Executive Director, Mary-Anne Waldren, won the ACT Telstra AusIndustry Business Woman of the Year Award in 1999. The first Australian Science Festival was held in 1993 and attracted about 70,000 people to 65 events. By 1999, the seventh Australian Science Festival had a budget of $1 million and had grown to attract more than 150,000 visitors to more than 220 events."


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Gavan McCarthy