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Beyond fact checking: Addressing misinformation - day 1

Ecsite Annual Conference 2019

Pushing boundaries
Copenhagen, Denmark 6 June 2019 - 8 June 2019
#Ecsite2019

04.06.2019 | 09:00 - 17:45

Tuesday 4 Jun 2019

Business Center Room 1

Business Center Room 1
Pre-conference workshop
Science ♥ society

This two-day pre-conference workshop will bring together social science researchers and the science engagement community to explore the role of science communication professionals at a moment when many worry about the prevalence of misinformation. Recent emphasis on values to the exclusion of facts challenges democratic dialogue and can impact global science and technology progress. Public understanding of climate change, public health issues like vaccination, and technologies like GMOs is complicated by the spread of misinformation. Unquestionably, science communication practitioners have a role to play, but what is that role and how much can we expect to influence the system?

The workshop will provide a space for researchers with a deep understanding of misinformation, trust in science and scientists and other relevant research fields to work together with science engagement professionals and develop practical ways forward

Speakers TBC.

A more detailed programme, still under construction, can be checked here.

Outcomes: what will participants get from this session? Skills, knowledge, experience etc.

Workshop participants can expect to:

  1. connect with social science researchers
  2. learn about the research and insights emerging from this field
  3. share work and ideas emerging from the science communication professionals in this space
  4. workshop ways for researchers and the Ecsite community to work together to build new approaches to these challenges

Convenor

Director of Scientific Mediation and Education
Paris
France
Director of Public Engagement
The Kavli Foundation
Los Angeles
United States
Senior Director, Science in the Public Sphere
RTI International
United States

Session speakers

Senior Director, Science in the Public Sphere
RTI International
United States
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