New to science communication and unsure where to start? This event is intended to give those new to science communication and engagement an overview of this varied sector. It is suitable for researchers with an interest in scicomm, those in the early stages of sci comm career, and any volunteers looking to expand their skills. The sessions will be really interactive, and a great way to meet others who are new to the sector. 

The interactive sessions will guide delegates through thinking about their audience, choosing the right medium for science communication, effective storytelling and evaluating their work. During the day, the programme will include guidance for delegates on the next steps for their career development  with sessions led by key practitioners and academics in science communication. 

Speakers confirmed so far include science writer Mun-Keat Looi (Wellcome Trust) and research and evaluation specialist Marie Hobson (Heritage Lottery Fund), with more to be announced soon. The workshop sessions will be followed by a keynote address from physicist and broadcaster Helen Czerski (UCL/BBC).

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Who should attend the event?

We take a really broad view of science communication, to include anyone who creates conversations about science, through any medium, or institution. We include scientists, volunteers, public engagement professionals and professional science communicators, journalists or educators, and this event is suitable for people who fall into any of these categories, or whose work involves talking about science.

The event is intended to give an overview of the sector, so is most suitable for people with less than two/three years of experience in the sector.

What happened to the Science Communication Conference? 

The Conference has been a place for science communicators to get together and share learning and ideas since 2002. However, we have found that as the sector has grown and diversified, a single Conference has been unable to meet delegates varied needs and levels of experience. Following a consultation with the science communication community, the BSA has decided to launch a series of smaller, more targeted events, rather than a single Conference. The events are aimed at supporting science communicators at different stages of their careers.

What’s included in the ticket?

Tickets include participation in the workshop, delegate pack which they will complete throughout the day, access to the presentations and delegate lists and tea and coffee throughout the day. There are a number of local sandwich shops and restaurants near the venue or delegates are free to bring their own lunch.

Can I get a refund? 

Full refunds are available up to 4 weeks prior to the event, with a 50% refund available up to 1 week prior. No refunds are available with less than one week's notice

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