The annual Biosciences Education Australia Network (BEAN) forum

The annual Biosciences Education Australia Network (BEAN) forum will be held at the Shine Dome, ANU on 10-11 December. This peak body event for biological and biomedical sciences education in Australia is an annual forum that seeks to highlight activities that can transform the way we teach the sciences in general.

This year’s forum has a focus on digital technologies and communication. We will hold workshops on how to make your own sensor-based Aduinos as well as creating your own VR world.

These sessions are designed specifically to overcome the fear that most of us have for seemingly complex computational tasks. There will also be a workshop in conjunction with the Centre for Public Awareness of Science at ANU on ways we might incorporate Responsible Research Innovation strategies into our curriculum.

Registration is a very modest $260 for the two-day forum (thanks to the generous support of Australian Academy of Science and ANU, Melbourne, Sydney, UQ and Monash), and features a cross-disciplinary line-up of guest speakers to inform and inspire. Click here to view the forum program and see highlights online at and register here!

The ACDS executive is highly supportive of this well-established disciplinary network, which represents the combined groups of CUBEnet and VIBEnet, previously funded by ALTC.

We would urge you to consider sending one or two of your academic colleagues to attend this event. Space is limited but there is still room available. If you have any questions, please contact or

Philip Poronnik | Payne-Scott Professor
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Physiology |School of Medical Sciences

Professor Pauline Ross
Associate Dean Education, Teaching Principal
Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences