Science Communication Conference

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


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About the Conference:

When and where is the Science Communication Conference in 2015?
The 2015 Science Communication Conference will take place on Thursday 18 & Friday 19 June at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Who organises the Conference?
The Science Communication Conference is organised by the British Science Association in partnership with the Wellcome Trust.

Who attends the Conference?
We welcome anyone who works in or has an interest in public engagement with science. That includes people who work in all sectors, as well as freelancers and small consultancies. The Conference will include sessions for all levels of experience, from seasoned pros to those new to the sector.

What is the Conference for?
The Conference aims to:

  • Address key issues facing all people doing and researching science communication, policy and public engagement
  • Link together this diverse group, to share new ideas and move the sector forward
  • Help the community to find inspiration and connections from culture throughout the UK.

Attending the Conference:

How do I book?
Bookings for the 2015 Conference will open in April 2015.

How much does registration for the conference cost?
The delegate fees for 2014 were £100 for a one-day pass (either day) and £185 for a two-day pass. Delegates will be able to purchase single day tickets as well as a full, two-day delegate pass.

Can I get a discount?
For the 2015 Conference, we hope to offer early-bird discounts, and discounts for specific groups. In 2014, we offered discounted rates for the following groups:

  • Unemployed: one-day = £70, two-day = £125
  • Undergraduate students: one-day = £70, two-day = £125
  • British Science Association volunteers: one-day = £70, two-day = £125
  • Freelancers: one-day = £90, two-day = £165

How should I pay for the conference?
All payment is online by credit/debit card through Eventbrite. We are unable to accept cash or cheques. You will receive a booking confirmation, receipt and ticket via email.

Are bursaries available for the Science Communication Conference?
In 2015, we hope to be able to offer bursaries to help specific individuals attend the Conference that wouldn't otherwise be able to come. Bursaries were awarded in the following categories:

  • BSc or MSc Science Communication students (UK Full/Part time course for 2013/2014)
  • Freelancers and individuals from non-profit organisations with less than 15 staff
  • Researchers involved in public engagement
  • Volunteers who have made a substantial and regular contribution to science communication initiatives over a considerable period of time

What socialising opportunities are there at the Conference?
In 2015, we hope to offer a range of evening events for you to meet other delegates, network and unwind after a busy day at the Conference.