Thursday, May 2, 2013

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

Call for Proposals

13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference
5-8 May 2014, Salvador, Brazil
“Science communication for social inclusion and political engagement”


The 13th International PCST (Public Communication of Science and Technology) Conference will be held in Salvador, Brazil, on 5-8 May 2014.

PCST 2014 is organized by the PCST International Network and hosted by the Museu da Vida (Museum of Life), a hands-on science museum of House of Oswaldo Cruz/Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), and the Laboratory of Advanced Studies in Journalism, at the State University of Campinas (Labjor/Unicamp).

The PCST International Network and the Brazilian conference hosts have pleasure in inviting you to submit proposals for presentations at this major 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.

The deadline for proposals is 12 noon (GMT) on 1st September 2013. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by members of the PCST Scientific Committee.

Themes
PCST conferences are a forum for discussing a wide range of issues in science communication practice, training and research but proposals for PCST 2014 are especially welcome on the conference’s main theme Science communication for social inclusion and political engagement 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
For further information, please visit www.pcst-2014.org