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 8 years as science presenter on Australia’s top 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 presents three shows: The Magic of Science; Journey through Space; and The Information Superhighway.
With degrees in science and education from Adelaide University (Australia), Deane also has a Ph.D. 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 Education.
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.
In Adelaide, he taught science in high schools and then educational technology at University. Deane travelled to America, where he completed a Ph.D. in Visual Perception and Message Design at Indiana University.
Deane received a Michael Daley award from the Australian Government in 1992 for "excellence in science, technology and engineering journalism".
Recent clients include: Hoechst, MLC Insurance, Landcare, Cold Storage Association, Aust Society of Educational Technology, Local Government Association, Westfield Shopping Centres, S.A. Marketing Association, CSIRO ORICA, BHP, Philips Car Systems, Nora Goodridge Management, Learning Assistant Program Conference, Annual Conference on Application of World Wide Web in Australia, Australian Institute of Engineers, Myer, Rentokil-Calmic, MLC Insurance, Landcare, Graphic Communication Teachers Association, Australian Society of Educational Technology, Edinburgh International Science Festival and many more…
“Deane was well prepared in both his presentation and relevance to rotary with a delicate mix of rotary and science enjoyed by all."
Rotary International District 9780
“The audience got really involved in the show and thoroughly enjoyed the performanc. “Everyone seemed entranced by his presentation - once again a great success"
“Excellent. Deanne gave a very professional presentation with audience participation, it was great fun."
McCormac Cooper & Assoc
“Deane's presentation was very well received, it was interactive and informative. Deane's presentation was the highlight of the conference."
City of Onkapringa