PCST Network

Public Communication of Science and Technology


11 December 2017   Rockefeller Centre hosts 'Theory-meets-Practice' Conference

After a period of rapid expansion, science communication has arrived at something of a crossroads. Where to next?  The aim of the conference was to provide a fresh focus.

Science in Society: the next 25 years

10 Dec 2017:   In 2017, the international peer reviewed journal Public Understanding of Science, founded in 1992, celebrates its 25th anniversary. Leading scholars in the field were invited to imagine and reflect upon the future scenarios of Science in Society, discussing the main trends and ...

[External website]New Zealand retreat to build on PCST ideas

6 Dec 2017:   Next April, after the PCST conference in Dunedin, we’re planning a 4-day retreat near Wellington, New Zealand.  It’s open to all interested in in the public engagement about science, STS and associated fields

Rio hosts PCST symposium

23 Aug 2017:   International research leaders met with science communication researchers from Latin America to talk about trust, current trends in research, social media and dialogue in science communication.

Putting science into society and society into science communication

1 Aug 2017:   We are excited to announce that Professor Maja Horst from the University of Copenhagen will kick off Day 4 (6 April) of PCST 2018, which is themed around SOCIETY. Professor Horst not only has a strong research interest in science and society: she ...

[External website]Professor Lawrence Krauss opening at PCST2018

26 Jul 2017:   Lawrence M. Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist with wide research interests, including the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, where his studies include the early universe, the nature of dark matter, general relativity and neutrino astrophysics.

[External website]Special JCOM issue on the history of science comms

20 Jul 2017:   JCOM is an open access journal on science communication. Since the world of communication and the scientific community are now undergoing a rapid and uncertain transition, JCOM wants to provide some theoretical guidelines both for scholars and practitioners in the ...

PCST backs events in Brazil, Italy, England

1 Jul 2017:   PCST Network announces its support to three events taking place July-November 2017. All of these events are organised by members of the PCST Scientific Committee and all address in different ways the state of research in science communication and its relations ...

Call for proposals: 2018 PCST Conference

13 Mar 2017:   The PCST Network invites you to submit proposals for presentations at the PCST Conference 2018 in New Zealand, 4–6 April 2018. Update: The Call for proposals has now closed.

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Call for proposals

The Call for proposals for the 2018 PCST Conference has now closed. All submitted proposals have been reviewed and the authors notified of the outcome. Authors of proposals that have been accepted for the conference have until 28 February 2018 to make any minor edits.

Key dates

2018 PCST Conference

  • Early 2017 – Call for proposals
  • Mid 2017 – Registration opens
  • 1 Dec 2017 – Early bird registrations close
  • 20 Jan 2018 – Deadline for bids to host 2022 Conference
  • 1 Feb 2018 – Announcement of Conference program
  • 15 Feb 2018 – Registration deadline for presenters
  • 1 Mar 2018 – Registration closes

Election of Committee

  • 15 Feb 2018 – Open for nominations
  • 15 Mar 2018 – Close of nominations
  • 21 Mar 2018 – Voting opens
  • 4 Apr 2018 – Voting closes (9pm GMT)