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Click on the links for upcoming international conferences, webinars, calls for papers and courses in science engagement.

  1. Calls for papers and proposals
  2. Courses / Events
  3. Conferences, webinars, meetings
  4. Jobs / Calls for tenders
  5. Grants & funding

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1. Calls for papers and proposals

Call for papers: Frontiers in Education - deadline 21 August

Submit your paper on "Inclusion in Non-formal Education Places for Children and Adults with Disabilities".

Call for proposals: PCST 2023 Conference - deadline 7 September

The next global gathering of science communication researchers and practitioners, organised by the PCST Network and hosted by a consortium of Dutch Universities, will take place in April 2023 in Rotterdam. Science communication researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals to participate in this conference.

Call for proposals: OpenSciComm 2022 Conference - deadline 10 September

The OpenSciComm 2022 conference, 24 & 25 November 2022, will connect complex research concepts and topics with the concepts that are familiar to the public such as climate change, artificial intelligence, cutting-edge technologies, etc. The main goal of the conference is the presentation of recent, novel and inspirational practices, exchange of ideas and approaches, and networking between international peers.

Call for proposals: Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition 2023 - deadline 12 September

Taking place in July 2023, the Exhibition provides an excellent opportunity to engage a variety of audiences with your institution’s research, including members of the public, school groups, policy makers and potential funders and fellows of the Royal Society.

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2. Courses/Events

Inspiring young people in STEM - anytime, online

The National STEM Learning Centre of the UK put together a series of four courses on the platform Future Learn. This programme aims to help students develop their volunteering skills and STEM activities for young people. Courses are free and you can join at any time. More information and registration can be found on the website.

Science Communications - anytime, online

It’s a comprehensive science communication MOOC on edX - online, free and open to all. The course explores research-based, practical ideas and inspiring stories from the field based on conversations with over 50 expert interviewees worldwide

Impact planning using logic models and theory of change - 31st August, online

This training will introduce you to two powerful tools that will enable you to think systematically about your pathway to impact, including risks and assumptions you might need to take into account and indicators to help you track your progress.

UWE Bristol SCU online course - Applied Research Skills - 5 September 2022 - 30 January 2023, online

This course will introduce participants to knowledge and skills required to design, carry out and critically analyse research in science communication. Applications are open.

Facilitation skills training - 8 September - 18 October, online

Stickydot is launching a five-part series of 2-hour online workshops that give an overview of the theory behind facilitation skills and techniques, as well as an opportunity to test them out in practice with science communicators from across Europe. This course aims to address skills for in-person as well as virtual workshops. It will be of relevance to researchers, science communicators, and facilitators. (workshop on 8th September is free)

Global Tipping Points Conference - September 12-14, The University of Exeter & online

We have left it too late to tackle climate change incrementally.It now requires transformational change, and a dramatic acceleration of progress.

Inclusion Practice and Understanding Power in Engagement - 14 September, online

PEP Network event covering two topics - inclusion practice across the sector, and framing power in engagement. Sign up for both sessions or just the part you are interested in.

Science Communication School - 10-13 October, Montagnana, Italy

This general module provides early career researchers with basic communication skills relevant both within science (e.g., conference presentations, proposal and paper writing, poster presentation) and in public (e.g., science and media, event organization, science and art).

GeoScience Communication School - 14-15 October, Montagnana, Italy

A module devoted to the communication of climate change and natural hazard risks by GeoScientists.

Science film-making course, until November 2022, online

One-day introduction online: Oct 4 / Nov 8. Learn the key principles to professional filmmaking and put your questions to an experienced filmmaker/science communicator.

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3. Conferences, webinars and meetings

ICOM General Conference 2022, 20- 28 August 2022, Prague, Czech Republic

With the theme The Power of Museums, ICOM Prague 2022 will focus on four main issues in which museums and the larger cultural field can be agents of positive change: the fair advancement of civil society; implementing the Sustainable Development Goals; access to culture through digital innovation; and leadership in the museum sector.

ASTC Annual Conference, 12 - 15 September 2022, Pittsburgh, USA

The ASTC Annual Conference is one of the premier annual events for science-engagement professionals and leaders in science and technology centers and museums as well as allied organisations across North America and around the world. This year's theme is Traversing Tomorrow Together.

Conference 2022 - Bridges between disciplines: gender in STEM and social sciences, 12 - 16 September 2022, Valencia, Spain or online

The main aim of this Conference is not only to bridge the gap between what have been thought of as separate and decoupled fields of knowledge, but also to think about gender differences in Science(s) from an intersectional perspective.

CAP2022 - Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2022, 12 - 16 September 2022, Sydney, Australia

Professionals from science communication, informal education, planetaria and science centres, as well as professional and amateur astronomers, journalists and creative personalities, are invited to attend the conference to exchange ideas and best practices, at the Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

Interact 2022 Conference, 14 September 2022, Cardiff, UK

This event, which spans the physical sciences, offers something for everyone with an interest in improving their public engagement capabilities. It will provide a fantastic opportunity to learn new ways to engage with your audience, a chance to share your experiences and good practice, explore funding routes for engagement, explore activities in the STEM marketplace and discuss how the engagement landscape has changed, especially considering the pandemic. More information to be provided soon.

Campus Gutenberg-CosmoCaixa, 19 - 20 September 2022, Barcelona, Spain

These conferences have become a space for debate, critical reflection, co-creation and the exchange of ideas, offering participants an excellent opportunity to learn and explain.

Europeana 2022, 28 - 30 September 2022, The Hague, the Netherlands or online

As a hybrid conference, Europeana hopes to welcome cultural heritage professionals from around the world. The Conference aims to explore how we can collaboratively build a common data space for cultural heritage and raise voices from across the sector to empower digital transformation and explore the role digital cultural heritage plays in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

Forum Wissenschaftskommunikation, 4 - 6 October 2022, Hannover, Germany

Wissenschaft im Dialog is delighted to host the conference at the Leibniz University Hannover.

2022 ASPAC Conference, 5 - 7 October 2022, Bursa, Turkey

Explore the role of science centres and museums in culture and change at the ASPAC annual conference.

Hands On! Conference, 13 - 16 October 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Every two years, Hands On! organises Europe’s only children-dedicated museum conference in order to explore the latest developments in the field of children’s education in museums, children’s museums and science centres.

Science Europe Open Science Conference, 18 - 19 October 2022, Brussels, Belgium

The conference will provide a comprehensive overview of the current policy initiatives, research assessment reforms, and financial measures that support the transition to Open Science, as well as look forward at new trends.

NEMO European Museum Conference, 13 - 15 November 2022, Loulé, Portugal

Save the date! Join for inspiring panel discussions and keynote speeches, networking opportunities, museum study visits and much more.

Ecsite Directors Forum, 17-18 November, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Open to the senior managers of Ecsite's Full member institutions. A two-day seminar to exchange views, make trends and discuss key developments in science engagement. Each year, the event is hosted by one of the participating organisations and strategic discussions centre around a special theme. The 2022 Directors Forum is hosted by NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam

IOP Communicators and Outreach Conference, 17 November 2022, London, UK or online

The IOP Communicators and Outreach Conference is a totally free conference for the sharing of best practice being held at the IOP HQ building in London and live streamed online. The conference is physics focused but not physics limited. Register online before 10 November 2022.

OpenSciComm Conference / 24-25 November 2022, Belgrade, Serbia

The conference aims to connect complex research concepts and topics with concepts that are familiar to the public such as climate change, artificial intelligence and cutting-edge technologies. The main goal is the presentation of recent, novel and inspirational practices, exchange of ideas and approaches, and networking between international peers.

Engage Conference 2022, 6, 7 & 15 December 2022, Central Bristol, UK and online

Engage Live will take place in Central Bristol with a programme including plenary talks, networking sessions and smaller discussion groups. Engage Online will take place the following week on Thursday 15th of December. Come to one day, or come to all – the flexible ticket options mean you can engage with Engage in a way that suits you.

Museum Connections, 17 - 18 January 2023, Paris, France

International trade fair, focusing on the business and sustainable challenges of museums, cultural and touristic venues, Museum Connections highlights trends and innovations to imagine the new visitors’ experiences.

PCST Conference, 12 - 14 April 2023, Rotterdam, Netherlands

PCST Conferences take place every two years, bringing together practitioners, educators and researchers in the diverse and growing field of science communication. They include elements of academic and professional conferences, including presentation of research, reflections on practice, and practical workshops and demonstrations. More information to follow in 2022.

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4. Jobs / Calls for tenders

IDRM Communications & Events Officer - University of Oxford, UK; closing 12 August

Astronomy Education Officer - The Royal Observatory Greenwich, London, UK; closing 14 August

Public Engagement Officer - St George's, University of London, UK; closing 14 August

Graphic designer and Web developer - Ecsite for the SocKETs project, call for tenders; flexible location; closing 11 September

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5. Grants and funding

Royal Society of Chemistry's Outreach Fund - next deadline 5 September

Funding for a broad range of projects and organisations that connect communities with the chemical sciences. Particularly interested in receiving applications for projects themed around sustainability, and those that target and reach under-represented audiences.

The Royal Academy’s Public engagement scheme, Ingenious Closing 26 September 2022

Whether they're engineering a biomechanics theatre show or inspiring girls and young women with Girlguiding, Ingenious awards projects allow engineers and engineering to engage the public in the wonders of engineering.

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