Communication Ambassador Program

2019 Communication Ambassadors

You can view the work of our ASM Communication Ambassadors on our websiteLinkedInFacebook, and Twitter (@AUSSOCMIC).

Applications for ASM Communication Ambassador Program:

The ASM is looking for teams of members to volunteer as part of a roster of Communication Ambassadors within the society.  Communication Ambassadors contribute to ASM’s communication channels by sharing content on ASM events, showcasing their work, and serving as a public advocates for microbiology. 

The ASM provides all successful applicants with professional communication training. In the past this has been through The Social Science ( The training will cover social media strategies, fostering a personal brand online, and becoming an online influencer in science and beyond. 

APPLICATIONS (close 31 march each year)

To apply for the program, please submit an Expression of Interest (maximum 200 words) to and highlight the following:

1. Your name, institution, qualifications, area of interest within microbiology, and ASM membership status;

2. How you wish to contribute to the program.  Some key initiatives include (but are not limited to):

  • Social media coverage (Twitter, Facebook, Blog) of science news, initiatives, and meetings;

  • Photography and videography at ASM meetings, including processing and file hand-over;

  • Welcome conference delegates at the registration desk, poster, and symposia sessions throughout ASM meetings;

  • Develop podcasting opportunities for ASM, to interview scientists and promote stories in microbiology.

3. What conferences, scientific meetings, or events you can provide coverage for. We strongly encourage communication ambassadors to attend ASM scientific meetings.

We are looking for enthusiastic members who are keen to contribute - past Communication Ambassadors are eligible to apply.