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Selection of international conferences, calls, webinars and courses

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Page last updated: 24 May 2022

Calls for papers and proposals

Call for proposal: Europeana 2022

The conference will 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, and Europeana are now inviting proposals for sessions around seven themes: Common Data Spaces, Diversity & Inclusion, Participation & collaboration, Climate Action, Storytelling, 3D, multilinguality and AI, European Year of Youth. Deadline for proposal is 27 May 2022.

Call for volunteers: The Big Bang Fair 2022

Bring science and engineering to life as a volunteer to stuck in, inspire the next generation and get excited at the STEM event of the year. Apply by 27 May 2022.

Call for papers: NEMO European Museum Conference 2022

The aim of the Conference is to explore how museums can become more innovative, agile and flexible in a fast-changing and challenging world. Proposals are welcomed until 31 May 2022.

Call for applicants: Royal Society of Chemistry's Outreach Fund

It will be run on a rolling monthly application system (next deadline Wednesday 8 June), more information about this can be found on the webpage. The sociey is particularly interested in receiving applications for projects that are themed around sustainability, as well as those that target and reach under-represented audiences.

Call for proposals: Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition 2023

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. The call for proposals will close at 3pm on 12 September 2022.


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.

Science film-making course, both online and in person, until November 2022

One-day introduction online: Jun 7 / Oct 4 / Nov 8. Learn the key principles to professional filmmaking and put your questions to an experienced filmmaker/science communicator.

UWE Bristol's Science Communication (SCU) Masterclass, 20 - 23 June 2022, Arnolfini, UWE Bristol City Campus

UWE Bristol's Science Communication (SCU) Masterclass is an intensive, short course (four days) created to provide professional development in science communication. The masterclass draws on the existing expertise of the team that delivers the University's popular and practical MSc in Science Communication.

The future of sustainable educational communities for Greece, 20 - 24 June 2022, Athens, Greece or online

How do ultra-modernization and urban development affect society? How do these changes impact the education system? These wicked problems can only be solved through dialogue between different backgrounds. To apply to this opportunity of transdisciplinary exploration of Athens’ future, fill out this form by 23 May 2022.

Science communication in the post-Covid-19 era, 27 June - 1 July 2022, Geneva, Switzerland

Has there ever been a more critical moment to effectively engage lay audiences with science and technology? This course is meant to bring awareness and perspectives towards the shifting paradigms related to the global events that we are living in. The course will provide an overview of the pillars that ought be the foundation of correct and meaningful science communication. Join the University of Geneva for a course given by experts in the field of science communication.

Science communication theory and practice, starting 11 July 2022, online

The course is designed for scientists who want to enhance their ability to integrate public communication and engagement as a part of their research activities, as well as for science communication professionals eager to enhance their professional experience and network. The course will be presented by Dr Marina Joubert, a pioneer of science communication practice and research in South AfricaYou can apply to the course until 15 June.

Conferences, webinars and meetings

CitSci2022, 24 - 28 May 2022, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Save the date - CitSci2022 will be held in conjunction with Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS)

Talk Back Better Webinar Series, starting 26 May 2022, online

The International Science Council, as part of its Public Value of Science programme, in partnership with the Falling Walls International Year of Science Engagement initiative is convening a series of webinars exploring the capacities that research institutions need to practice progressive, effective science communication in the current global context. The series will run every week for 5 weeks starting Thursday 26 May 2022.

MuseumNext Digital Summit, 6 - 8 June 2022, online

The MuseumNext Digital Summit will follow our popular virtual conference format. You can expect eight sessions each day, with 20 minute presentations followed by live Q&A’s. The call for speakers is out now, and the full programme will be shared here.

Impact of Science Conference, 22 - 24 June 2022, Leiden , the Netherlands

The Conference will focus on stimulating societal impact of science by building stronger, long-term structures for knowledge and data exchange, as well as Public-Private collaboration. Discover the programme and register on the event page.

The Big Bang Fair, 22 - 24 June 2022, Birmingham, UK

The Big Bang Fair 2022 will be packed full of exciting, interactive activities and has been designed specifically with 11 to 14 year olds in mind, to provide the best careers inspiration, advice and opportunities to meet with real scientists and engineers. Register on the event page.

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 is open until 15 June.

EUSEA2022 Conference, 6 - 7 July 2022, Cork, Ireland

The EUSEA team would like to invite you all to become part of the European Science Engagement Conference 2022focusing on "Co-Creating the Future". Registration will soon open.

The Royal Society’s annual Summer Science Exhibition, 6 - 10 July 2022, London, UK

The event offers a free interactive experience for anyone curious about the latest advances in science and technology. Get hands-on with berry-powered solar cells, find out how you could join the hunt for unknown species in your back garden, or meet the scientists designing remote-healing technology.

BIG Event 2022, STEM Communicators’ conference, 13 - 15 July 2022, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The BIG Event is a three day get-together every summer to share skills and experiences, develop professional links and keep up-to-date with the STEM engagement field. This is the place to hone your skills and recharge your professional batteries, pick up great ideas and show off your talent to your peers. Registrations are open.

EuroScience Open Forum 2022, 13 - 16 July 2022, Leiden, the Netherlands

The conference is the place to discuss new discoveries and debate the direction the research is taking in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. ESOF2022 is for everyone with a curious mind, varying from leading (young) scientists, researchers, business people, entrepreneurs, innovators, policy makers, science and technology communicators and the general public from all over Europe. Registration is open.

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. Register before 2 May to befinit from the Early Bird registration fee.

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 - 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. Register before 31 May to benefit from early bird fee.

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. More information and how to register on the event page.

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. Registration is open.

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. Registrations will soon open on their website.

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. Visit the event page for further information.

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. Sign up for a reminder to be first to know when registration opens.

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

Engage Live will take place in Central Bristol on Wednesday 7th of December, 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 both – the flexible ticket options mean you can engage with Engage in a way that suits you.

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