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PCST 2012 Conference - deadline for proposals extended

The 12th international public communication of science and technology conference (PCST), will take place in Florence, Italy, 18-20 April 2012. Content is welcome from areas such as science journalism, science communication and science in society research, science museums, public engagement with science and technology, and communication activities by research institutions.

The deadline for proposals submission has been extended to 14th October, 2011.

PCST 2012 Programme Highlights • Plenary Speakers will include: Piero Angela (RAI, Italian Public TV), Felice Frankel (MIT), Helga Nowotny (President, European Research Council), Semir Zeki (University College London), Martin W Bauer (LSE, editor of journal Public Understanding of Science), John Durant (MIT Museum of Science), Edna Einsiedel (University of Calgary), Bruce V Lewenstein (Cornell University). • Formats will include Speakers’ Corner, Book Club, Performances and Screenings, as well as Parallel Sessions; these will be a mix of produced group sessions and seminars based on thematically aligned individual papers.

Please see www.pcst2012.org for more news updates and information on programme highlights, registration, accommodation, social and cultural programme.