The British Science Association is pleased to announce that the Science Communication Conference 2015 is to be hosted at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) – the first time the Conference has been held in the North of England. The Conference will take place from 18-19 June 2015 at the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School.

The Conference addresses key issues facing all people working in, and researching, science communication, policy and public engagement. But not only that, it tries to link this diverse group together to help move the sector forward.

Every year, hundreds of people attend the Conference, to network, disseminate and learn with representatives from science centres, festivals, research councils, universities, learned societies, charities as well as freelancers and small consultancies.

The call for proposals to organise a session at the Conference is open until Friday 9 January 2015, and organisers are encouraged to focus on the key topics for 2015:

  • Communicating through play
  • Science communication for the public good?
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Telling stories with complex science and big data.

The Conference is organised by the British Science Association and is run in partnership with the Wellcome Trust.