Science in Public 2019: Call for contributions

Science in Public is an interdisciplinary annual conference addressing how scientific practice, science communication, science policy, and representations of science interact with the wider world. The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from a variety of fields to explore how activities and understandings in these fields have developed in the past, where they now stand, and how they might develop in future.

This year’s Science in Public Conference 2019 will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 July 2019. The organising committee includes representatives from MMU, The University of Manchester, The University of Salford, The Museum of Science and Industry and mathematician and science communicator, Katie Steckles.

This year’s theme is the global and the local’ and the call for contributions is open until Friday the 29th March 2019.

This year the organising committee are inviting a range of formats in addition to the tradition academic paper and panel discussion. This includes lightning talks (5 min talks), scratch demos (scicomm show or work in progress) and a scicomm marketplace.

The conference organisers wish to encourage the widest possible range of perspectives. People representing community organisations, early career researchers and science communication practitioners are particularly encouraged.