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Selection of international conferences, calls, webinars and courses

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Calls for papers and proposals

Call for speakers: Annual International Symposium of Science Museums, 4-5 November, online

The theme of this annual symposium is 'Science Museums and Capital' and it will be held online. View the website for more details.

Call for proposals: Living Knowledge Conference, 29 June-1 July 2022, Groningen, the Netherlands

The Living Knowledge Conference will adress the issues of: "New synergies in Research with and for Communities: Meet, Learn, and Collaborate”. The deadline for submissions is 15 December; registration opens in February.

Call for proposals: EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 13-16 July 2022, Leiden, the Netherlands
The 10th edition of the EuroScience Open Forum will have as main conference theme: “Crossing Borders, Engaged Science, Resilient Societies”. The deadline for submissions is 15 November.


Inspiring young people in STEM, online course, can be joined at any time

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.

Arts, science, and entrepreneurship course, 8-12 November 2021, Malta

The course brings together participants with diverse backgrounds to address community issues through a design thinking process. This course will allow participants to work with 12 experts from around Europe and a chance to share and grow their own ideas, and to collaborate with a group of people with wildly different backgrounds and outlooks. Register here or visit www.sciculture.eu for more information.

Science Filmmaking Course, 8-10 November 2021, Folly Farm (UK)

A three-day science filmmaking course near Bristol with the science communications agency, Blue Fire Films that worked with academics and universities, among others. More details can be found on the website.

Conferences, webinars and meetings

Free Natural History Live Webinars from the Field Studies Council, June to December

FSC Natural History Live webinars are free online learning experiences via Zoom for adults, comprising of a 30–40 minute talk from a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session on a range of taxa and projects. There are still eleven individual sessions in total, taking place throughout the year.

Presidency Conference: "New European Research Area – Towards a Responsible Knowledge-Driven Society of the 3rd Millennium", 26-27 October, Slovenia

The Conference will focus on discussing the process of redesigning the European Research Area (ERA) policy framework, informing future European Commission policy initiatives, as well as feeding into policy-making work of the Council of the EU, the Member States and countries associated to Horizon Europe. More information coming soon!

Japan SciCom Forum (JSF), October 26-27, online

Free registration is now open (deadline October 13). The keynote speaker will be Brooke Smith, Director of Public Engagement with Science at The Kavli Foundation. Four interactive workshops will cover strategic planning of online events, translating intercultural contexts, how to sketchnote, and understanding how DOIs and Altmetric tools are used for research impact.

Science Communication Seminar Series, 3 November, online

Science Communication in a Pandemic: the 'Oxford' Vaccine, presented by Steve Pritchard. How has the University of Oxford attempted to guide the narrative around vaccines, and in particular their coronavirus vaccine, and what can we learn as science communicators for the future? The seminar will be held online at 13:00-14:00. Join here.

CIMUSET 48th Conference, 7-11 November, online

This year's theme is "Museums & Environmental Concerns, New Insights." It will be held virtually in the Iranian National Museum of Science & Technology.

Falling Walls Engage 2021, 7-9 November, Berlin, Germany

This edition will be another great opportunity for applicants to connect with other inspiring Science Engagers involving communities in meaningful and impactful ways around the world, and to gain international visibility on stage in Berlin.

'Hands On?! into the future', 9-12 November 2021, online

This conference from the International Association of Children in Museums will have two strands: Classic Hands On! conference sessions and best practice presentations by members & novel formats in connection with our 21st century children project. Find more information on their website.

SAASTEC International Conference, 10-12 November, online

Due to the pandemic, the event will now take place online. More information coming soon!

SciCulture End of Project Conference, 13 November, Malta

The conference, a wrap up of the Erasmus+ funded project SciCulture, will be held in Malta, under the theme: “Transdisciplinary approaches for societal change - how different backgrounds come together to address wicked problems”. The conference will mainly focus on: Collaboration, creativity and innovation in education, RRI (responsible research and innovation) in education and research and on Posthumanism for problem solving and innovative pedagogies. Free registration (deadline 29 October) is now open.

‘Science & You’ International Conference, 16-19 November, Metz, France

‘Science & You’ brings together research and practice of science communication and public engagement, and offers a forum to reflect on the current state of practice, ventilate new ideas and lessons learned, and create new partnerships. The theme of the 2021 Conference is "Science Communication: Take a Step Back to Move Forward."

ASDC Virtual Conference 2021: Sustainable Futures, 24-25 November, online

Alongside the keynote speakers, ASDC are looking for a series of member-run sessions that share new ideas, powerful messages and the very best research and practice. If you would like to run a session please complete this form with your expression of interest and the organisers will be in touch.

National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) Engage Conference 2021, 1-2 December, online

Registration is now open to join the conference, which will discuss the issues we have collectively faced over the last 18 months - how the pandemic, tragedies, inequalities, movements and grass-roots activism of the last 18 months has disrupted the knowledge sectors significantly, but also opened up new opportunities to learn and re-focus the role of public engagement in the future of higher education and society.

Connected Audience Conference, 25-29 April 2022, online

The conference will address the pressing issue of Public Value and Relevance. We invite you to join colleagues from around the world to explore the role that cultural organisations can, do, and should play in our communities. Registration opens in October and the call for proposals is now open!

Living Knowledge Conference, 29 June-1 July 2022, Groningen, the Netherlands

The 9th Living Knowledge Conference aims to bring together all those involved in doing or supporting research with and for communities. This year will adress the issues of: "New synergies in Research with and for Communities: Meet, Learn, and Collaborate”. What can we learn from each other’s approaches? How can we collaborate? Which links have been forged and which could we still make? Registration opens in February and the call for proposals is open.

Page last updated: 19 October 2021


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