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Call for papers for PCST conference- “Science communication for social inclusion and political engagement”.


Call for Proposals: 13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference, Brazil

The 13th International PCST (Public Communication of Science and Technology) Conference is to be held in Salvador, Brazil, on 5-8 May 2014, with the theme “Science communication for social inclusion and political engagement”. The PCST International Network, which organises the conference, and the Brazilian conference hosts are inviting proposals for presentations at this event. Proposals are invited for presentations on science communication and science-in-society research, science journalism, science museums, and public engagement with science and technology. Next year the theme is “Science communication for social inclusion and political engagement”.

Proposals for PCST 2014 are especially welcome on the conference’s main theme and on the following dimensions of science communication:

  • Science communication empowering scientists and the public
  • Communicating science with policy-makers
  • Beliefs, values and scientific citizenship
  • Local community knowledge and global context
  • New technologies and new practices in science communication
  • Emerging issues of science and society

The deadline for proposals is 1 September 2013. For further information, please visit www.pcst-2014.org

Please note that the Wellcome Trust's MOP public engagement meeting is likely to be held as a satellite meeting to this one. There will be limited spaces. Priority for the Wellcome meeting and travel and accomodation costs may be given to those who have a paper accepted.

Best Wishes


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Comment by Michael Parker on July 3, 2013 at 22:56

Thanks Sian. It sounds like an interesting conference.

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