The 2019 Conference on Communication and Environment in Vancouver

The 2019 Conference on Communication and Environment in Vancouver

The 15th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE 2019) will take place June 17-21, 2019. The conference will be held at the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus on the Point Grey headland, surrounded by forest and ocean, with views of the Coast Mountains and just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, all of which is part of the traditional unceded territory of the Musqueam people. (more…)

Highlights of the 2nd HEIRRI Conference in Vienna: Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI

Highlights of the 2nd HEIRRI Conference in Vienna: Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI

The second and last HEIRRI Conference celebrated in Vienna on April 27th 2018 has gathered around 150 people from 43 countries under the title “Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI”. The event has been centred in discussing about RRI teaching and learning, as well as presenting the work done during the almost three years of project. (more…)

The SCS participates in the PCST conference in New Zealand

The SCS participates in the PCST conference in New Zealand

From April 3rd to 6th 2018, the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, hosts the international conference of the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) network. This year, Gema Revuelta (Director of the Science, Communication and Society Studies Centre, SCS-UPF), Carolina Llorente (SCS-UPF Coordinator) and Núria Saladié (SCS-UPF International Projects’ Coordinator) participate in this year’s event, revolving around the theme “Science, Stories and Society”. (more…)

35 Scolarships for te Erice International School of Science Journalism

35 Scolarships for te Erice International School of Science Journalism

The theme of the 2018 edition of the school is “What’s Next: Challenges and Opportunities for Tomorrow’s Fundamental Physics“.  The School will be held from June 24th to 29th, 2018.

Celebrated by the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017, the detection of gravitational waves heralded a new era for the investigation of cosmic objects with multiple cosmic messengers. Still, multi-messenger astronomy is just one of the many challenges physics research will face in the next future. From the search for new elementary particles to the ongoing hunt of dark matter’s components, from the quest for smaller and cheaper accelerators to the technologies requested by the advent of big data science, a whole range of exciting opportunities is opening up, both theoretical and experimental.

However, none of this will succeed if the scientists’ efforts will not be understood and supported by the general public and the policymakers. It will be the task of science journalists and communicators, along with the scientists themselves, to ensure that this happens.

Therefore, the course will provide, through scientific lectures, discussions and interactive sessions, the appropriate tools for journalists and communicators to cover in the most fitting and engaging way the progress of physics research in the coming years.

More information: http://eissjc.lnf.infn.it/

2018 Annual S.NET Meeting  – CALL for PAPERS

2018 Annual S.NET Meeting – CALL for PAPERS

The 10th annual S.NET meeting will take place June 25-27, 2018 at the Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. The theme is Anticipatory Technologies: Data and Disorientation.

S.NET is an international association that promotes intellectual exchange and critical inquiry about the advancement of new and emerging technologies in society. The aim of the association is to advance critical reflection from various perspectives on developments in a broad range of new and emerging fields, including, but not limited to, nanoscale science and engineering, biotechnology, synthetic biology, cognitive science, ICT and Big Data, and geo-engineering. Current S.NET board members are: Michael Bennett (chair), Maria Belen Albornoz, Marianne Boenink, Christopher Coenen, Ana Delgado, Rider Foley, Poonam Pandey, Clare Shelley-Egan, Chris Toumey, Nora Vaage, and Ana Viseu.

More information: http://s.net/