Science Communication Conference

The annual event for those involved with public engagement to share ideas and best practice


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Call for proposals - Science Communication Conference 2014

In order to propose a session for the 2014 Science Communication Conference, please fill out the form below.

Before you start: Have you read the guidance information?

The deadline for proposals is 5pm Friday 10 January.

The session needs to have one contact person who will liaise with the Conference team. You can have others helping you to organise the session but only list one person to be the main contact responsible for organising the session.
Please select one from the three options below: Discuss it – These sessions are issues-led and are structured to enable in-depth exploration of one topic. Do it – These tend to be interactive, practical or hands-on sessions where delegates actually do something and come away with a new skill. Discover it – these sessions are case study-led to showcase innovations in science communication
What is the session about? For example, is the session about partnerships or about informal learning? Briefly explain what issue/s will be addressed in your session and why it is relevant for delegates across the science communication community (e.g universities, science centres, science festivals, learned societies, science policy makers, etc.). The topic does not need to be relevant to all sci comm sectors.
What will the session look like? Will it be an interactive workshop, a panel discussion, storytelling, or world café or something else? There is an appetite for new formats so be creative. Make the format relevant to your topic and strand.
Please indicate who will be speaking or presenting in your session. Mention profiles or organisations if you do not know individual names. Look to involve people from other areas that have done similar things or can provide an alternative perspective. Try and include speakers from different backgrounds, genders, races and ages as the field of science communication is diverse.
The Conference attracts a very broad range of delegates, from many different areas and with a range of experience. Please indicate if any prior experience is required by delegates attending your session.
Please think about what delegates attending your session will come away with. It may be interesting talking about your project but have a think about what the delegates will find useful. What would you like delegates to do as a result of attending your session? Please consider the strand that you chose.
Use this space to tell us why you feel this session should be included in the programme. What makes it stand out from the other proposals we get? Please sell the idea to us using no more than 250 words.
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