A Conversation with Alison Leigh

Come and discuss the latest trends in science documentary and factual media with one of the most experienced women in the business.

She will talk about some of the best documentaries of the past 5 years (with clips), her interest in how documentary can create emotion and empathy, and her passion for intervening in the Anthropocene.

Alison Leigh is senior consultant and past Editorial Director of the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers. Under her direction, the event has acquired the reputation of being the world’s best for tracking the trends and engaging in provocative and engrossing debate around relevant issues in the genres. Previously she played a leading role in producing and commissioning science TV programs in Australia, including six years as Series Producer and then Executive Producer ABC TV Science Unit. She helped develop National Science Week in Australia and was a founding member and past President of the Australian Science Communicators.