Science Communication Conference

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Conference FAQs

Please have a look at our most frequently asked questions about the Science Communication Conference.

If your question isn't answered by this page, please do get in touch with the Science in Society team.

About the Conference:

When is the Science Communication Conference in 2014?
The Science Communication Conference took place on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 May 2014. Dates and venue for the 2015 Conference are to be confirmed.

Where is the Science Communication Conference held?
In 2014, the Science Communication Conference moved outside of London for the first time in more than 10 years, as the University of Surrey will be hosted the event. The University of Surrey is based in Guildford, a 40 minute train journey from London Waterloo.

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

Attending the Conference:

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

How much does registration for the conference cost?
The delegate fees for 2014 were £100 for a 1-day pass (either day) and £185 for a 2-day pass. We hope to offer early-bird discounts for early bookings, in 2014 costing £90 for a 1-day pass or £165 for a 2-day pass. Delegates will be able to purchase single day tickets as well as a full, 2 day delegate pass.

Can I get a discount?
We hope to offer discounts for specific groups. In 2014, we will be offered discounted rates for the following groups:

  • Unemployed: 1 day = £70, 2 day = £125
  • Undergraduate students: 1 day = £70, 2 day = £125 
  • British Science Association volunteers: 1 day = £70, 2 day = £125
  • Freelancers: 1 day = £90, 2 day = £165 

How can 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

Who spoke at the 2014 Conference?
Read the online programme to find out what sessions took place and who spoke.

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.