The Science for the Public Good x TFOM events will be a series of talks and panel discussions demonstrating the use of virtual platforms as interactive and effective venues that scientists can use to engage audiences with their work, especially early career researchers or those disadvantaged by the need to physically travel. These events will be focused on aspects of the broad topic of Science for the Public Good including how this may be interpreted across different fields, academia, industry, and public engagement. There are two main aims of these events: to initiate discussions about what Science for the Public Good may look like and how it can be achieved, and to showcase how mixed reality approaches can improve how we interact and share our research.
The S4PG x TFOM series has been made possible thanks to a seed grant provided by the Theo Murphy Initiative think tank “Science for Public Good”. TFOM (The Future of Meetings) is an ongoing community of practice established following the 2020 CSIRO symposium of the same name, and has actively advocated for better online interactions in order to achieve improved accessibility, inclusivity and sustainability.