Moving forward, looking back
18 - 19 June, Manchester Metropolitan University

The Science Communication Conference is the only place everyone from a range of science communication disciplines and backgrounds can come together to discuss the issues that face all of them. This year, our emphasis will be on moving the sector forward, improving our practice, and upping our game.

We’re doing this in a number of ways. Following feedback from previous years, we’re hosting the conference outside of the South East, at Manchester Metropolitan University, to ensure that science communicators from across the UK have a chance to attend. Manchester’s vibrant culture and illustrious scientific history make it a great location for a conference that will have its eyes fixed on the future, by learning from the past.

Our speakers will be the cream of science communication, with inspiring ideas to share. Academics and speakers from outside the sector will talk alongside practitioners in as many sessions as possible, bringing ideas and inspiration, but also critical thinking about existing practices.


You can read our write up of the event, and the evaluation.

The Programme

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The first day of the conference will cover a range of skills and issues, catering to interested, experienced and expert levels. The day will round off with an improvisation workshop, and speed mentoring session, to help delegates meet each other and get ideas for career development.

On the second day of the conference, our focus will be on science communication challenges that can only be solved by action from across the sector. As the Science Communication Conferences is a rare opportunity to mix the different communities within science communication, we’ll be getting delegates to collaborate and come up with solutions and actions to address these big challenges, and move the sector as a whole forward.


The conference fee includes:

  • All administration
  • Access to speakers' presentations
  • Refreshments
  • Lunches
  • Evening entertainment 

We’ve tried to keep our ticket costs low, and have arranged low cost accommodation in the local area. Our early bird delegate rate is at a discount, and we recommend booking early to get the best deals on travel and accommodation. Our bursary applications have closed.

If you have any questions about the conference, see our FAQs, or contact

The Conference is generously supported by the Wellcome TrustThe Royal Society of Chemistry, and our host, Manchester Metropolitan University.

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