Universitat Pompeu Fabra
PCST Academy - Public Communication of Science and Technlology

Past events

Ecsite Annual Conference 2012:  Space and Time, Unlimited
Cité de l'Espace - Toulouse (France), 31 May to 2 June 2012

Science in Society - Towards an European Model for responsible Research and Innovation
Odense (Denmark), 23-25 April 2012

PCST 2012 : Quality, Honesty and Beauty in Science Communication
Florence (Italy), 18-20 April 2012

Two faces of Science Communication: peers and lay audiences
Oeiras (Portugal), 19-23 March 2012

6th Science Centre World Congress
Cape Town (South Africa), 4-8 September 2011

British Science Festival
Bradford, UK, 10-15 September 2011

Comunicación pública de la ciencia
Córdoba (Argentina), 14, 15 y 16 de septiembre 2011

1stPLACES ConferenceThe British Science Festival is one of Europe's largest science festivals, each year travelling to a different UK location, and bringing you the latest in science, technology and engineering. The theme for the 2011 Festival is "Exploring new worlds."
Paris (France), 22-23 September 2011

  • Why regions and cities want science culture to be part of their economic development strategies and why they create policy for it
  • How they implement these policies locally
  • How they finance science culture actions and programmes and how they evaluate the impact of the funding

Three sessions will be built around three speakers each (approx 20 min each) with a moderated discussion animated by famed BBC science journalist Quentin Cooper.
Please register by sending an email to Antonio Gomes da Costa, PLACES Coordinator: [email protected]The event will bring together over 5,000 scientists, business leaders,
government officials, policy-makers and international scientific media representatives to discuss the best of European science and to address all of the current major global scientific challenges, including Energy, Climate Change, Food and Health.

XVIII Congreso Nacional de Divulgación de la Ciencia y la Técnica y II Congreso Estatal de Difusión y Divulgación de la Ciencia y la Tecnología
Michoacán (México), 3 a 7 de octubre 2011

ScienceTeller Festival
Dunedin, New Zealand - University of Otago's Centre for Science Communication, 15-19 November 2011
ScienceTeller is a celebration of Storytelling and Science dedicated to documentary filmmaking, writing and other creative media. It is a competition-based festival where the viewing audience gets to see the winning entries for the various categories as well as selected others. The festival program combines extensive public screenings and workshops with stimulating talks by guest speakers.

Les cultures de sciences en Europe
13, 14, 15 octobre 2011

1st European Gender Summit - Scientific Quality through Equality
Brussels, Belgium, 8-9 November, 2011

Madame Curie, an opera about Marie Curie composed by Elżbieta Sikora
Paris, France, 15 November 2011

Visualizing Science and Environment
University of Brighton, UK, 17-18 November 2011

La comunicación pública de la ciencia: espacios de interacción, desarrollos y desafíos comunicativos
El Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Provincia de Córdoba (Argentina), la Escuela de Ciencias de la Información y la Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía y Física de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba se proponen convocar a los diversos actores de Argentina, Iberoamérica y Europa cuyos intereses se vinculen con la Comunicación Pública de la Ciencia: docentes-investigadores de los diversos centros, universidades y carreras, periodistas, realizadores, productores, agentes sociales, educadores, organizadores de museos, egresados y alumnos de cursos avanzados interesados por la temática.
Córdoba (Argentina), 22, 23 y 24 de junio de 2011

Health in the Headlines a European Conference on Health Journalism
Coventry University, 23-24 June 2011

7th World Conference of Science Journalists
Doha (Qatar), 27-29 June 2011

Les sciences dans la culture: un tournant?
Strasbourg, 29 Juin - 1 Juillet 2011

La vulgarisation scientifique : quel(s) effet(s) pour le chercheur?
Dijon, 12 et 13 Mai 2011

Communicating Science: Plaesures and Pitfalls of Historical Narrative
Barcelona, December 2010 - May 2011

2011 Science Communication Conference
The annual British Science Association two-day Science Communication Conference addresses the key issues facing science communicators in the UK and brings together people involved in public engagement
London, 25 & 26 May 2011

Ecsite Annual Conference 2011
Warsaw (Poland), 26-28 May 2011

Health Journalism 2011
This conference is focused on aspects of covering health, medical research, public health, policy issues, consumer health and the business of health care.
Philadelphia (USA), 14-17 April 2011

1th PCST Conference in India
New Delhi (India), December 6-10, 2010

Conference Comunicare.ro
The College of Communication and Public Relations at the State University of Political and Administrative Studies and the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding is organizing the first conference on science communication in Romania: 'Science of Communication for the Communication of Science (SC4CS)' under the aegis of the Romanian Academy and the National Authority for Scientific Research.
Romanian Academy Library, Bucharest, Romania, 6 & 7 December 2010

Science from the Lab to the Public
Closing conference of the e-KnowNet project
Organized by: CeDiS - Competence Center E-Learning/Multimedia, Freie Universität Berlin
Online Educa Berlin 2010 - December 1st 2010

SciCom10 - Qualified information or fond media spectacle?
Risk communication in the tension area of interests
Vienna University of Technology, 10th to 12th November2010

The Science in Society Conference 2010
Carlos III University (Madrid-Spain), 11 to 13 November 2010

Recognition of Science and Technology Parks in Europe
Brussels, 17th to 19th November

Science and Technology Summit 
The Hague, 18 and 19 November 2010

ASTC 2010 Annual Conference and Exhibit Hall
The ASTC Annual Conference and Exhibit Hall provide science center professionals from across the globe with an intimate forum to exchange ideas and discuss the field's leading issues. With over 100 conference sessions, participants are challenged to explore ways of making science centers more essential to their communities
Bishop Museum Honolulu, Hawaii 2-5 October 2010

Transcultural Communication - Intercultural Comparisons
Hamburg (Germany), 12-15 October 2010

Foro-Taller Apropiación social de la Ciencia, la Tecnología y la Innovación
Medillín (Colombia), 19-22 Octubre 2010

Fête de la Science
France, 21 au 24 Octobre 2010

TeleNatura 2010 IX Festival Internacional de Televisión para la Conservación y Divulgación de la Naturaleza
Pamplona (España), 26 a 29 de Octubre 2010

The public understanding of science in Africa
The workshop is organised by the Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, together with the British Institute of East Africa, located in the city of Nairobi, and The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Anthropologies of African Biosciences Group.
British Institute of East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, 22-24 September 2010

Musées et coopération, enjeux et perspectives
OCIM - Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris, 21 et 22 septembre 2010

15th biannual conference of the European Association of Museums for the History of Medical Sciences
Copenhagen (Denmark), 16-19 September 2010

SciComm Conference
The Science Communication Conference is an event to bring together teachers, educators, researchers, science communicators and the general public to discuss ways to communicate and disseminate scientific information.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - Raleigh (USA), 21 August 2010

 Euroscience Open Forum ESOF2010
Torino (Italy), 2-7 July 2010

Climate Change and the Media
Bonn (Germany), 21-23 June 2010

Risky entanglements? Contemporary research cultures imagined and practised
Albert Schweitzer Haus, Vienna (Austria), 9-11 June 2010 

Ecsite Annual Conference 2010
Dortmund (Germany), 3-5 June 2010

Science Communication Conference 
The British Science Association is working in partnership with the Wellcome Trust to organise the 2010 Science Communication Conference. The Conference addresses the key issues facing science communicators in the UK and each year brings together people who are involved in public engagement. It is a fantastic opportunity to network, share ideas and good practice. The theme for the Conference will be 'Audiences for engagement' and can involve experts from other disciplines who have engaged successfully with certain audiences, not necessarily about science.  Please note that the deadline for submissions is Monday 21 December 2009
Kings Place, London, 24 & 25 May 2010

II International School for Science Journalism & Communication
Erice, Sicily, 9 -13 May 2010

Media for Science Forum
Organised by The Spanish Foundation for Science and Techonology  (FECYT), Media For Science Forum 2010 is a science journalism European congress that will deal with strategic issues about science communication and science journalism and its social dimension. Science journalism plays a vital role in informing and educating audiences about the scientific advances and their social applications, yet it faces unprecedented challenges and opportunities offered by the emerging digital technologies.
Casa Encendida, Madrid, 12th - 13th May, 2010

Canadian Association of Science Centres Annual Conference
Science is definitely a field where daring can be given free reign. Many crazy and revolutionary ideas have crystallized into real projects thanks to bold creators who believed in their ideas. Science museums and similar organisations can also take pride in taking a bold approach in their operations, programming and even funding. Come exercise your creativity and see what your peers are doing. The CASC annual conference includes a pre-conference behind-the scenes tour, an inspiring keynote speaker, two days of concurrent sessions and workshops, plus a tradeshow and our National Awards Gala. All events are geared towards facilitating practical innovations in the development, delivery, and support of science engagement activities. Individuals from science centres, museums, nature centres, planetariums, outreach organisations and schools are all welcome to join us.
Montréal Science Center, Montréal-Québec, Canada May 5-7 , 2010

CinéSciences 2010
4 villes - Montpellier, Nîmes, Carcassonne et Alès - projetteront à tour de rôle des films pour le grand public et pour les jeunes. Un festival itinérant en région pour valoriser auprès de tous une production audiovisuelle originale dans les domaines des Sciences.
Festival de Cinema Scientifique du Languedoc Roussillon, 5 mars - 2 avril, 2010

V Congreso Nacional Sobre Comunicación de la Ciencias: Una nueva Cultura
Pamplona, España, 10 - 12 Marzo 2010


Musées et développemenet durable: Pour contruire quel monde?
OCIM - Dijon, 4 et 5 Mars 2010

Bridging Science and Society
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting - San Diego (California), February 18-22, 2010

Face aux ruptures économiques et écologiques, quel rôle pour la Culture scientifique et technique? 
Journées Hubert Curien - Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg),  February 10-12th, 2010

Forum mondial sciences et démocratie
Paris, 23 janvier 2010


Research Triangle Park, January 15-17th, 2010

La città e la scienza
Napoli (Italy), 11-13 Decembre 2009

Ecology in a Changing Climate
Two Hemispheres - One Globe
10th International Ecology Congress - Brisbane Convention Centre, Australia, 19 August 2009

International School of Scientific Journalism and Communication
1st Edition
Ettore Majorana Foundation and Center for Scientific Culture  - Erice, Sicily (Italy), 6-9 July 2009

Governing the uncertainty:The contribution of social sciences to governance of risks in environmental health
Risks in environmental health and workplace safety are complex. Albeit characterised by multiple uncertainties, their identification, assessment and management have been subject to a wave of "scientisation" characteristic of our modern societies. Quantitative approaches and empirical research destined to characterise, prevent and mitigate risks have mobilised a wide range of scientific disciplines.  Nonetheless, the limits of quantitative approaches remain important. Hence, there is ample room for more qualitative approaches, along with methods that take into consideration the role of socio-technical systems in the production of risks, their identification and control
Ecole des Mines (Paris), 6-7 July 2009 

6th World Conference of Science Journalists 2009
London (UK), 29 June-2 July 2009
The 6th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2009) will bring established and aspiring reporters, writers and science communicators from around the world to debate, network, develop their professional skills and report on the latest advances science and technology.
Host organisation: Association of British Science Writers http://www.absw.org.uk
For details contact: Julie Clayton, [email protected]

Looking to the future of Science centers
Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), June 28th, 2009
The symposium will take place on the event of marking the 10th anniversary of the Clore Garden of Science, and the retirement of its funding director, Dr Moshe Rishpon. 3 keynote speakers are now confirmed, Dr. Per-Edvin Persson, Director of Heureka- The Finnish science centre, Dr Goery Delacôte, Chief Executive of At-Bristol,  and Dr. Alan J. Friedman, consultant in the areas of museum development and science communication.For more information on the event please contact: [email protected]

Science Communication Conference 2009
British Science Association - Kings Place (London), 22 and 23 June 2009

ECSITE Annual Conference 2009
Milan (Italy), 4 to 6 June 2009

Arts, Sciences et Technicités
Journées Internationales sur la Communication, l'Éducation et la Culture Scientifiques et Industrielles
Chamonix, 26-28 May 2009

Research on interactive exhibits
Vienna (Austria), 25-26 May 2009
The Austrian Science Center Netzwerk will host a symposium in Vienna on May, 25th-26th 2009. International experts will report about state-of-the-art visitor research in museums. The focus of the symposium will be on interactivity, learning, target groups, design and methods of conducting research on museum visitors. We address (inter)national museum staff, science and culture mediators, exhibition architects, designers, etc. The symposium will take place in the Technical Museum of Vienna and is supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF) within its programme forMUSE - research in museums.
For more information please contact Ulrike Oberhammer, [email protected]

Jornada sobre el programa Ciencia en Sociedad en el 7PM
"Science in Society" - Oficina Europea; 22 Mayo

9th EUSCEA Annual Conference 2009
Perugia (Italy) - 13-16 May
The European science events association ( EUSCEA)  conference will take place in the wonderful city of Perugia, in the middle of Italy, in the "green" and also somewhat "mystical" province of Umbria, during the famous Perugian Science Festival with all its science theatres, presentations and shows - even in the old fortress, where the visitors are riding through on escalators, to be fascinated by science - a real "magical" situation. The conference is the occasion to exchange, to network and to learn about the state-of-the-art of science events, about future projects, about best experiences.

The Two Cultures in the 21st Century
New York Academy of Sciences, 9 May 2009

Research connection  2009
European Commission - Prague (Czech Republic), 7-8 May 2009

Two Cultures: 50 years on
The Royal Society (London), 5 May 2009

Evolving science communication: learn, adapte, collaborate
Bristol, 26 & 27 March 2009

Communicating the science of climate change in a skeptical world
Perth (Australia), 23 March 2009

Transforming Cultural and Scientific Communication
Melbourne (Australia), 5 to 6 March 2009

New Scientist editor to lecture on 'Science and the Media'
National Science and Engineering Week
, University Of Southampton (UK), 4th to 16th March

2nd African Science Communication Conference
Gauteng, South Africa, 18 to 21 February 2009
The 2nd African Science Communications Conference (ASCC) will convene in Gauteng, South Africa. The theme of the 2nd ASCC will be "Shaping Africa's Future: Science Communication's contribution to Science, Technology and Innovation, and the development of democracy in Africa". With an emphasis on integrating academic research with policy-decision making and industry, the meeting will address important issues in the development and advancement of Science Communication.

Children's University - The idea captures Europe
Tübingen (Germany), 13th & 14 February 2009

Science Communicators advancing European knowledge society
Brussels, 18th February 2009

Sigma Xi Center Research Triangle Park, NC., January 16-18, 2009

2nd ECREA's Conference
To be held in Barcelona (Spain), on November 25-28, 2008.
ECREA's (European Communication Research and Education Association) Science and Environment Communication Section welcomes the submission of proposals for papers, posters and panels. Examples of topic areas that can be addressed include - but are far from restricted to - the following:
   * Media representations of science and/or the environment
   * Political and commercial discourses on science, technology and/or the environment
   * The communication of environmental or science-related risks
   * The dialogic, interactive communication of research-based knowledge
   * The discourse and politics of environmental activism
   * The roles of communication in scientific (or environmental) governance, democracy and citizenship
   * Public engagement with science and/or with environmental issues
   * Constructions of nature, science and technology in popular culture
   * Communication and the production of research-based knowledge
Conference website: http://www.ecrea2008barcelona.org/
Paper proposals: http://www.ecrea2008barcelona.org/eng/callfor_pa.asp
Poster proposals: http://www.ecrea2008barcelona.org/eng/callfor_po.asp
Panel proposals: http://www.ecrea2008barcelona.org/eng/callfor_pn.asp

I Coloquio Internacional de Cultura Científica
Feria de Guadalajara - México, 6 y 7 Diciembre 2008

Seminario mundial sobre periodismo científico
Instituto Internacional de Periodismo "José Martí"
La Habana - Cuba, 8 to 10 December 2008

Uganda Conference for Science Communication 2008
Kampala (Uganda), November 23-26, 2008

2008 Film & History Conference
"Film & Science: Fictions, Documentaries, and Beyond"
Chicago, Illinois USA), October 30-November 2, 2008

The 6th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Press and Scientific and Social Progress
Chinese Society for Science and technology Journalism
Beijing, (China), November 21-23, 2008

Science in Society: Dialogues and Scientific Responsibility
Paris, November 24-25, 2008
The objective of the conference is to discuss the place science holds within our European society. The growing distrust citizens show towards new and potential scientific and technological advances and applications, and youth's decreasing interest for scientific studies and careers, are the symptoms of changes we need to understand. The Conference will focus on analysing the relationship between stakeholders and partners of the scientific community in the "knowledge society" that Europe is trying to build. The conference will examine the possible erosion of the research landscape due to globalisation. This should ultimately lead to questions about scientific responsibility. Finally, ‘best practices' will be identified.

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, October 24-29 2008

Festival della Scienza
Genova (Italy), October 23 - November 4, 2008

Mostra de Ciencia e Cinema
Amigos de la Casa de las Ciencias (A Coruña), October 22-25, 2008

II Jornada Internacional sobre Gestión de la Información en Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación
Universidad de Concepción (Chile), October 22-24, 2008

18e Rencontres européennes CNRS Jeunes "Sciences et Citoyens"
Palais des Congrès du Futuroscope - Poitiers, 24, 25 et 26 Octobre 2008

Science, Media and Society Course
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 2 - 3 October 2008

Science and Technology in Society Forum
 Kyoto (Japan), on October 5-7, 2008.
http://www.stsforum.org/The IUCN World Conservation Congress
Barcelona (Spain), 5-14 October 2008
More than 8,000 of the world's leading decision makers in sustainable development: from governments, NGOs, business, the UN and academia. Together in one place for 10 days: to debate, share, network, learn, commit, vote and decide. The objective: ideas, action and solutions for a diverse and sustainable world.

Science in the 21st Century: Science, Society and Information Technology
Perimeter Institute Waterloo - Ontario, September 8th-12th 2008

World Knowledge Dialogue 
Dialogue between the natural/technical sciences and the human/social sciences
Crans-Montana (Switzerland), September 10-13, 2008.

Science Blogging 2008
The science blogging community is growing rapidly and reaching larger audiences. At Science Blogging 2008, science bloggers from around the world will have the opportunity to meet and discuss the pressing issues in science, science communication, publishing and education. What can science bloggers do to maximise their impact? Can blogging contribute to scientific research and careers? How can blogs be used to help educate the public about science? Readers and writers of science blogs, those who follow trends in online scientific communication and anyone else interested in learning more about science blogging will benefit from the discussions.This event is being organized by Nature Network.
Royal Institution, London, August 30, 2008

ESOF is Euroscience's biennial celebration of the excitement of Europe?s best science. By bringing Europeans together to discuss the frontiers of research and its relevance to our lives, society and economy, ESOF2008 aims to make science an integral part of European culture.
BarcelonaJuly 18-22, 2008.

Using open access models for science dissemination
ICTP Workshop, Trieste, Italy, 7 - 16 July 2008

10th PCST Conference in Øresund
The Swedish Research Council with partners wish you very welcome to the Øresund region in June 25-27, 2008 for the PCST-10 conference.
The conference will gather researchers, science journalists, science centers and museums staff, publishers and other science communication professionals from all over the world - all interested in Public Communication of Science and Technology. The conference offers an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues, discuss and debate and share experience and knowledge within the rapidly expanding science communication field.

Communicating Science to the Media and the Public
Chambre de Commerce, Luxemburg, June 17-19, 2008

5th Science Centre World Congress
Toronto (Canada). June 15-20, 2008
Communication channel on YouTube of 5SCWC

Science and the Public
Manchester (United Kingdom). June 21-22, 2008

Science Communication and Public Participation
Nowadays, it is generally acknowledged that science, technology and society are intertwined. It is no longer self-evident that the general public trusts science and technology. The public has become more critical and demands a role in the development of science and technology. Emerging technologies, such as biotechnology, gene technology, but also nanotechnology, can not be developed without help of the general public. Public acceptance is needed, especially when it concerns issues of health and food.The questions for today's conference are how to understand the relationship between the public and science? And, what does this understanding mean for (science) communication and public participation activities? In three presentations theoretical aspects of this relationship and their meaning for science communication and public participation will be discussed. Experiences in Canada, Belgium and the Netherlands will be given. At the end of the conference, the presenters will discuss practical implications for science communication activities and public participation.
The European Association for the Study of Science and Technology, Twente, May 29

New Sensations Symposium - Art, Science and Healthcare
To accompany the an-Aesthetic exhibition at tactileBOSCH Gallery in Cardiff the New Sensations Symposium considers the role of contemporary Art/Science practice to current and emerging healthcare practices. Featuring nationally and internationally recognised artists and theorists the event will include talks, workshops, discussions and an opportunity for networking.
tactileBOSCH Gallery, Cardiff.  31st May 2008

Nanotechnoloy - Towards Reducing Animal Testing
The Royal Society, London. May 28-29, 2008

Ecsite Annual Conference 2008
To be held in Budapest (Hungary).  May 29-31, 2008.

World Science Festival
New York City, May 28 - June 1, 2008

eHealth 2008 conference
The conference will focus mostly on the topics which contribute to connecting eHealth tools and users. The exhibition will show eHealth solutions of EU Member States, Slovenian and other EU countries eHealth industry.
To be held in Slovenia. May 6-8, 2008.

FEST2008 International Science Media Fair
In the transition from the industrial to the knowledge era, the media, or the means by which knowledge is shared and disseminated, have assumed enormous importance. this is why the autonomous region of friuli venezia giulia promotes and supports the international science media fair, which is one of the many regional initiatives aimed at promoting the culture of innovation in all sectors of social life and business. fest is an innovative event which promotes encounters and exchanges among ordinary citizens of ages, the centres that produce new knowledge and operators in the world of science communication. in a historically multicultural region, trieste has achieved its goal of becoming a city of science, a place where universities and internationally renowned research centres operate.
Trieste (Italy). 16-20 april 2008

Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum 2008: "Weathering Change, Monitoring Uncertainty"
To promote science, innovation, and education in western Alaska, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus and the Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Association (WAISA) is hosting the Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (WAISC) from April 4–6, 2008. WAISC is western Alaska's first regional science conference and is attracting participants from UAF, UAA, Alaska Energy Authority, Bristol Bay Native Association, City of Dillingham and Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation. WAISC offers a fantastic opportunity to support region science and education in western Alaska. This conference will highlight local efforts that provide a more interdisciplinary approach to scientific inquiry and resource management.
Dillingham, Alaska. April 4–6, 2008

Communicating the beauty of Science
Edinburgh (Scotland). March 25-30, 2008.
Organised by the British Council and directed by Quentin Cooper, the event is closely linked to the Edinburgh Science Festival and combines workshops, practical exercises, interactive sessions and talks with highlights from the Festival programme. Sessions will be intensely interactive and built on exchanges of ideas, brainstorming, and comparisons of different global practices. The scope will range from broad issues, such as how to make science appeal to those who don't find it attractive, to guidance on being interviewed, and the detailed anatomy of individual science stories.
Leading scientists, journalists and science communicators will take part in the sessions, but there will also be an emphasis on the expertise and experience brought by the participants. The programme is flexible enough both to take on their specific interests and concerns and to allow time to explore Edinburgh and the Science Festival.

Driving Innovation from Science to Business
Aix-en-Provence (France). March 6, 2008

5th International Workshop On: Enhancing Change Through Science Centres
Johannesburg, South Africa, 25 –28 February 2008

The Future of Science Journalism
MIT. February 18-20, 2008

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Boston (USA). February 14-18, 2008.

Congreso Iberoamericano de Ciudadanía y Políticas Públicas en Ciencia y Tecnología
Madrid (Spain). February, 5-8, 2008

Communicating Science to the young - future networks
Vienna (Austria), January 31st - February 2nd, 2008
Making science more accessible and understandable for the general public has become in important goal in Europe in recent years. What are the challenges encountered in practice? How can succesful methods and approaches be adapted and taken up? How can effects be broadened? Whatare effecitve and practical ways to improve science communication? How to enhance scientific attitude among children and young people? Is co-operation and networking a suitable means of bridging the gap between specific approaches?

The Internet as (New) Health Information Source
The role and impact of the World Wide Web as a health information source in the Austrian medical context. Organised by the Department of Social Studies of Science (Institut für Wissenschaftsforschung), University of Vienna (Austria). January 25-26, 2008

2èmes Journées Hubert Curien de la Culture Scientifique, Technique et Industrielle
Liège (Belgium). January 16-18, 2008

Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo
Granada (Spain). January 17-18, 2008

Science Blogging Conference
Sigma Xi Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (USA). January 19, 2008

Darwin at the Field Museum
The Field Museum (Chicago, USA) hosted a one-day symposium on darwin and its Theory of Evolution on November 3, 2007. The symposium celebrated the temporary exhibit on Darwin, his life and his science at the museum (until the 1st of January, 2008).
Temporary exhibits:

European Forum On Science Journalism
How to strengthen science coverage in the European press? How to convince editors to run science stories? How to assess the trustworthiness of scientific research? How to explain science in an understandable fashion? How to stimulate public interest in science news? These are among the key questions addressed at the first European Forum on Science Journalism, that took place in the Universitat Pomepu Fabra (Barcelona) on December 3-4, 2007.
Leading science journalists and editors of national newspapers and specialised science publications from across Europe and the world met in Barcelona to discuss the challenges in reporting on science, the impact of new technologies on the profession and importance of linking science to society and everyday life together with leading scientists and top science communication professionals from across Europe, the US, Canada, China and Australia.
This was the last of the three major events organised by the European Commission to mark the launch of FP7 (after the Conference for Information Multipliers and Today is the Future). To feed the debate, four European reports was specifically commissioned by Directorate-General for Research:
- Three surveys on science in the media in Europe, as perceived by European citizens (Eurobarometer), researchers, and journalists & editors.
- A report and handbook on EU-wide training opportunities for science journalists.

IV Congreso de Comunicación Social de la Ciencia
Was held in Madrid (Spain) on November 21-23, 2007

Science Film Festival 2007
Bangkok (Thailand) on November 13-23, 2007

Communicating climate change: discourses, meditations and perceptions
Was held in the University of Minho, Braga (Portugal) on November 19-20, 2007

Future Directions in Science Journalism
Vancouver BC (Canada). November 9-10, 2007.

World Science Forum
Budapest (Hungary). November 8-10, 2007.

Science Across Television - A European Perspective for the next Decade
Was in the International Space University, Strasbourg (France) on November 8-9, 2007

Festival della Scienza
Genova (Italy). October 25 - November 6, 2007.

8th EMBO/EMBL Joint Conference on Science and Society
The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) organised a multidisciplinary and international Science & Society conference: The Future of our Species - evolution, disease and sustainable development.
November 2-3, 2007 at the EMBL, Heidelberg (Germany).

Women in Science 2007
Alexandria (Egypt). October 23-24, 2007.

National Association of Science Writers Annual Meeting 2007
Spokane, Washington (USA). October 19-23, 2007.

Science Education in School
Center for Science Education and Training, Bucharest (Romania). October 11-14, 2007.

Open Access: the New World of Research Communication
The University of Ottawa Library (Canada), in association with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), hosted a public seminar entitled Open Access: the New World of Research Communication on October 10, 2007..
The presentations are available along with audio: http://web20.uottawa.ca/academic/library/openaccess.mp3

Women in Science
Women in Science Conferences are designed to allow young women in grades 7 through 12 to learn first-hand about careers in science, mathematics, and technology from accomplished professional women.
Central Wyoming College (USA). October 6, 2007.

Cities, Science and Sustainability
An international workshop examining successful approaches to 'cities, science and sustainability' was held at TWAS's headquarters in Trieste (Italy) , on September 20-22, 2007.

ESF-ORI First World Conference on research integrity: fostering responsible research
The European Science Foundation (ESF) and the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity (ORI) organised a World Conference on Research Integrity in Lisbon (Portugal), on September 16-19, 2007.

Society of Environmental Journalists's 17th Annual Conference
Held in Stanford (USA), on September 5-7, 2007

3rd Living Knowledge conference
Communities building knowledge: innovation through citizens' science and university engagement. Held in Paris (France), from August 30 to September 1, 2007

ESERA - 2007 Conference
The 2007 ESERA Conference was held in Malmö (Sweden) on August 21-25, 2007.

4th Annual Jack F. Ealy Workshop on Science Journalism
Modeled on the previous years’ successful programs, the workshop will consist of two main components: 1- Hands-on instruction from leading scientists, relating to the environment, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, infectious diseases among others; and 2- Practical workshops, conducted by experienced science journalists, on how to more effectively and accurately report on complex science issues.
La Jolla (USA), July 11-20, 2007.

Barcelona. July 5-6, 2007

Festival del documentario scientifico
Roma (Italy). June 20-22, 2007

CIPAST: 2nd Training Workshop
How to design and organise public deliberation and participation in Science & Technology.
Naples (Italy). June 17-21, 2007

7th EUSCEA Annual Conference
Tavira (Portugal). June 14-17, 2007

Science Communication Training Course
Comunicare la ricerca è un corso sulla comunicazione pubblica della scienza e della tecnologia dedicato a ricercatori e responsabili della comunicazione di enti di ricerca o imprese.
Rome (Italy). June 4-5, 2007

18 th ECSITE Conference
This year the organisation hosting the conference is the Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Ciencia Viva. The ‘Pavilion of Knowledge’ is an interactive science centre, head of a network of 14 science and technology centres in Portugal. This active organisation is involved in projects with schools, government and international organisations.
Lisbon (Portugal). May 31 - June 2, 2007.

Dissensus: research, politics, money and journalism
The Danish Science Journalists Association invites you to participate in a one- day conference on the role of science and science journalism under political and economical pressure.
University of Copenhagen (Denmark), June 1st, 2007

Science matters: a unified perspective
This was the first conference, the aim of which is to draw together participants from a wide range of disciplines to discuss different aspects of Science. The proceedings will be published in 2008.
Ericeira (Portugal), May 28-30, 2007

Fiera internazionale dell’Editoria Scientifica di Trieste
Trieste (Italy), May 17-20, 2007.

ESERA - Science and the Public Conference
The conference title's division of "science" and "the public" consciously references the approach often taken by the scientific community. We are aware of the variety of problems of referring to the the public; research problematising the term may form part of the conference programme.
Imperial College, London (UK), May 19, 2007.

The Science Communication Conference
In 2007, focused on climate change and the first on more generic and varied aspects of public engagement. For two days, the conference ran sessions in three strands - engaging to inspire & educate, engaging to involve and engaging through the media & PR.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, London (UK), May 14-15, 2007.

X Meeting of the RED POP - IV Workshop Science, Communication and Society
The meeting was held on May 9-11, 2007, in San José (Costa Rica) at the National Center for Advanced Technology, CENAT.
The central theme of the meeting was Between the Global and the Local.

Women in Science
Women in Science Conferences are designed to allow young women in grades 7 through 12 to learn first-hand about careers in science, mathematics, and technology from accomplished professional women.
University of Wyoming (USA). May 8, 2007.

Nanotech Outreach Workshop
The Nanotech Outreach Workshop invites the widest range of stakeholders to participate. Success depends on cooperation and conversation, not only across disciplines but also between the scientific community and the public it serves. Leuven (Belgium), May 7-8, 2007.

European Journalism Conference
Under the working name of Promoting basic working rights for all journalists: Challenges of the digital era, the yearly conference of the European Federation of Journalists was held in Zagreb (Croatia) on April, 23-25.

5th World Conference of Science Journalists
The 5th World Conference of Science Journalists was held in Melbourne (Australia), April 16-20, 2007.

Scienza e società si incontrano nell'architettura
Science and society meet each other in architecture. This event was held in Villa Caldogno (Italy) on April, 12-15.

Essential Dialogues: Why Scientists and Engineers Must Not Speak in Tongues
Symposium at Arizona State University, April 2, 2007.

Today is the Future
This event marked the launch of the Seventh Framework Programme 2007-2013 to support research, March 7, 2007.
It included the The award ceremony for the Descartes Prizes for collaborative research and science communication.

La publication scientifique dans l’Espace européen de la recherche
La Commission européenne présidera à Bruxelles, le 15 et 16 février 2007, une conférence sur les questions relatives à la publication scientifique.

Sciences et société en mutation
Auditorium du CNRS (Paris) February 12, 2007.

African Science Communication Conference
The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement will host an African Science Communication Conference, December 4-7, 2006.
This event was specifically focused on the need to develop this field and establish collaborative networks on the African continent engaging academies, universities, the public, science centres and private research centres, as well as industry, the media, the education field and professional practitioners.

Rencontres Internationales de l'audiovisuel scientifique
Paris (France). October 14 - Novembre 12, 2006.

Euroscience Open Forum 2006
Euroscience Open Forum 2006 (ESOF2006) was the second pan-European General Science Meeting, held in Munich, July 15-19, 2006.
ESOF brought together all groups involved in the scientific endeavour. This included researchers from different disciplines, policy-makers, representatives of industrial R&D, science journalists and the general public. It fostered debate about science and society, presented science and the humanities at the cutting edge and stimulates scientific awareness.

ECSITE annual conference
The Ecsite conference was organised in Technopolis, the Flemish science centre, in Mechelen (Belgium), June 8-10, 2006.
ECSITE - the European Collaborative for Science, Industry and Technology Exhibitions - is a non-profit collaborative of science centres and museums. Its objective is to promote public awareness of science and technology, and to facilitate co-operation between science-technology centres, museums and related institutions in Europe.

Communicating Science & Technology
The conference, which took place at the University of Tromsø June 6-9 2006, focused on the question of declining recruitment to the natural sciences, mathematics and technology, seeking to engage the private sector in a debate about what this means for society as a whole.

6th EUSCEA Annual Conference 2006
The 6th EUSCEA Annual Conference 2006 took place in Iceland, June 2-3, 2006 - organised by Guðrún J. Bachmann from the University of Iceland and Páll Vilhjálmsson from RANNIS. The Icelandic Centre for Research, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.

Science & the Public Research Conference
On Saturday 20th May 2006 Imperial College Science Communication Group hosted the first postgraduate conference on science and the public. This one day event brought together postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in the area of 'science and the public' in interdisciplinary discussion and debate.

Communicating European Research 2005
On 14-15 November, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research hosted the second Communicating European Research conference. Based on the very positive experiences from the 2004 edition, the event focused on the manifold aspects of science communication and provided an excellent forum and meeting place for scientists, communication professionals and journalists. The conference also took stock of the progress towards the Seventh Framework Programme.

Science in Society Forum 2005
The Science in Society Forum 2005, which took place ib Brussels, March 9-11, 2005, reviewed the success of the efforts of the European Union to draw together the ‘innovation triangle’ (science, society and the economy) and plot a new course forward in the form of a Charter on the Future of Science in Society. Society needs science and science needs society. This means that effective communications are one important aspect of the relationship between science and society.


The Science Communication Conference is an event to bring together teachers, educators, researchers, science communicators and the general public to discuss ways to communicate and disseminate scientific information.

Risky entanglements? Contemporary research cultures imagined and practised
Albert Schweitzer Haus, Vienna (Austria), 9-11 June 2010
Following the previous conferences in this series, it aims to address the modern challenges in astronomy communication through a global perspective. Major themes of CAP2010 will be the outcome and legacy of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) as well as techniques for how to make public astronomical knowledge global and accessible to everyone across national, language, political, social and cultural borders and to those with impairment limitations.
Cape Town, South Africa, 15 - 19 March, 2010

V Congreso Nacional Sobre Comunicación de la Ciencias: Una nueva Cultura
Pamplona, España, 10 - 12 Marzo 2010
Following the previous conferences in this series, it aims to address the modern challenges in astronomy communication through a global perspective. Major themes of CAP2010 will be the outcome and legacy of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) as well as techniques for how to make public astronomical knowledge global and accessible to everyone across national, language, political, social and cultural borders and to those with impairment limitations.
Cape Town, South Africa, 15 - 19 March, 2010

V Congreso Nacional Sobre Comunicación de la Ciencias: Una nueva Cultura
Pamplona, España, 10 - 12 Marzo 2010

Musées et développemenet durable: Pour contruire quel monde?
OCIM - Dijon, 4 et 5 Mars 2010

Bridging Science and Society
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting - San Diego (California), February 18-22, 2010

Face aux ruptures économiques et écologiques, quel rôle pour la Culture scientifique et technique?
Journées Hubert Curien - Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg),  February 10-12th, 2010
Incontro Internazionale di Studi AISLo
Napoli (Italy) , 11-13 Dicembre 2009

SciCom09 - education, dialogue or event? Challenges for a target group-orientated science communication
Vienna University of Technology, 16-17 November 2009

Science Festival 2009
Luxembourg, 12-15 Novembre, 2009

10th EMBO/EMBL Science & Society Conference
Food, sustainability and plant science - a global challenge
Heidelberg (Germany), 6-7 November 2009

The 6th International Conference on Hands-on Science (HSCI 2009)
Science for All : Quest for Excellence
Science City, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) India, 27-31 October 2009

Diffusion de la culture scientifique et technique au Maroc : esquisse d'un état des lieux et perspectives d'une politique nationale à la lumière des expériences étrangères
Centre national pour la recherche scientifique et technique (CNRST), Rabat (Maroc), 26-28 October 2009

Jornada Comunicación en Salud 2.0

Retos y oportunidades de las redes sociales y las nuevas herramientas de comunicación
Observatorio de la Comunicación Científica-UPF, Barcelona (España), 26 de Octubre 2009

Living Knowledge 2009

Engaged Communities, Engaged Universities: Developing policy and practice in participatory research
Queen's University Belfast, 27 - 29 August 2009
Città italiane, aree urbane, megalopoli del mondo la Città estesa e sostenibile economie della diversità e del cambiamento 
Napoli (Italia), 10 - 12 Dicembre 2009

Foro Iberoamericano de Comunicación y Divulgación Científica
Campinas (Brasil), 23 al 25 de noviembre de 2009.
Città italiane, aree urbane, megalopoli del mondo la Città estesa e sostenibile economie della diversità e del cambiamento
Napoli (Italia), 10 - 12 Dicembre 2009

Better visual communication for climate change
Copenhagen (Denmark), December 4 2009

Comunicar Ciencia en Red
Campus de la Comunicació-UPF (Barcelona), 30 de noviembre y 1 de diciembre, 2009

IV International Festival of Scientific Video VIDEOCIENCIA´2009
La Habana (Cuba), 23 to 27 November 2009

Observer, questionner, accompagner... Un observatoire pour la Culture Scientifique et Technique
Dijon (France), les 26 et 27 Novembre 2009

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - Raleigh (USA), 21 August 2010

Euroscience Open Forum ESOF2010
Torino (Italy), 2-7 July 2010

Climate Change and the Media
Bonn (Germany), 21-23 June 2010
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