Posted on: 20 August 2016
PCST symposium in Latin America.
Science communicators from across Latin America met in San José, Costa Rica, on 28-30 September to discuss science communication as a profession: training, responsibilities and roles.
PCST Network and RedPOP, the science communication network for Latin America and the Caribbean, supported this symposium.
Brian Trench, PCST president, gave a keynote address at the symposium’s opening session, addressing the role of universities in professional science communication. He also facilitated a pre-symposium workshop on science communication research.
Luisa Massarani (Brazil), director of RedPOP and member of the PCST scientific committee, and Lisbeth Fog (Colombia), former member of the PCST scientific committee were among the plenary speakers.
The Costa Rican hosts are the State University for Distance Learning (UNED) and the Cientec Foundation.