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

The call for proposals is your chance to shape the programme of the 2013 Conference.

This year we will have three strands to explore the topics that matter to you:

  • Do it: These sessions will be highly practical with an emphasis on sharing skills
  • Discuss it: These sessions will cover the hot topics in public engagement and provide an opportunity to discuss the important issues
  • Discover it: These sessions will highlight excellent examples of public engagement and provide audiences with fresh ideas to apply to their own projects 

Here are a few suggestions for topics that came up at a brainstorming with representatives of diferent sectors: 

  • open access
  • links between public engagement and policy
  • links between PR and public engagement
  • perceived tension between academics who study scicomm and practitioners
  • REF and the impact statement
  • making the most of partnerships
  • cuts and funding

The call for proposals is now closed.

Important dates

  • 3 January 2013: deadline for proposals ** Deadline extended til Friday 11 January **
  • 18 January 2013: applicants notified if successful or not
  • 8 February 2013: successful applicants to confirm speaker names and organisations, and write a brief description about the session
  • 15 March 2013: session organisers to provide speaker biographies and photos for the programme, as well as room layout and AV requirements
  • 16-17 May  2013: the Conference will be held at Kings Place, London