Read my Lips? Association of Consulting Engineers Australia (ACEA) Breakfast Communicating leadership that inspires, motivates and encourages. With business booming in WA, the ability of leaders to keep in touch with their workforce, to communicate, to engage and to connect can become increasingly difficult as management teams work flat out to meet demands. What can leaders do to keep everyone on the same sheet of music? Featuring communications consultant Nick Sutton. Taking place from 7:15-9am on August 29 at The Old Brewery 173/104 Mounts Bay Road, Perth. Tickets $59 members/ $69 non-members or $440 for corporate tables of eight. Ph 9223 1500. The politics and science of Climate Change: The Wrong Stuff. How much do we really know about the science of climate change? Harold Clough Lecture delivered by Aynsley Kellow, head of school of government at the University of Tasmania. Professor Kellow has written about the politics and science of climate change, including his most recent book, Science and Public Policy: The Virtuous Corruption of Virtual Environmental Science. From 12:30-2pm on October 2 at the Duxton Hotel, 1 St Georges Terrace, Perth. Tickets from $75. Ph Morgan Willcox, 03 9600 4744, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ipa.org.au. Public Relations Institute of Australia: Wide Focus for National PR Conference Featuring PR professionals from around Australia and overseas, including renowned communications and strategy director for former UK PM Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell. In line with the conference theme ‘The New Communicator’, speakers will examine topics such as using new media to engage the workforce, corporate lobbying, the digital radio revolution and communications strategies for climate change. Held from October 13-14 at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle. Tickets $995 members/ $1,295 non-members, including gala dinner. Ph 02 8908 8555, email email@example.com or visit www.acevents.com.au for details.