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Deane Hutton  

Australian Science Communicator and Futurist

Dr. Deane Hutton is one of Australia’s best-known Science Communicators and Futurists. For more than 25 years, he has been sharing his enthusiasm for science and technology with others through nation-wide television, as well as through books, radio and the internet. His work on television has included programs for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Australia's National Nine Network. For 18 years he was a writer-presenter of the international award-winning "Curiosity Show", and over 7 years as science presenter on Australia’s popular variety program "Hey Hey It’s Saturday".

In addition to his keynote talks at business conferences and seminars, Deane visits schools in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore to present live science shows for young people. He has developed five shows for schools: The Magic of Science; Journey through Space; The Information Superhighway; Boost Your Brainpower; and Going Green with Dr Deane.

With degrees in science and education from Adelaide University (Australia), Deane also has a PhD in Visual Perception and Message Design from Indiana University (USA). He is a member of the National Speakers Association of Australia and has earned that organization’s highest level of accrecditation — CSP (Certified Speaking Professional). Also, he is a member of the Australian Science Communicators Association, a Life Member of the International Visual Literacy Association, and a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (FACE).

As a nine year old, Deane Hutton pulled the family clock apart and put it back together again - with three pieces left over. It still worked! From that time, Deane knew that he not only wanted to understand science and technology, but also to share his enthusiasm for learning with others. It was inevitable that he would become a science communicator.img deanehutton wideprofile1

In Adelaide, he taught science in high schools and then educational technology at University. Deane travelled to America, where he studied Instructional Systems Technology, Visual Perception and Message Design at Indiana University.

Deane received two Michael Daley awards from the Australian Government for "excellence in science, technology and engineering journalism".

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