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18 March 2018   2018 Election of the PCST Scientific Committee

The 2018 Election of the PCST Scientific Committee will open from 08:00, 21 March until 21:00, 4 April 2018 (GMT). All financial PCST members are eligible to vote.

PCST and IECA sign cooperation agreement

7 Mar 2018:   PCST Network and the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) are pleased to announce the signing of a Co-Operation Agreement between the two organizations.  PCST President Brian Trench and IECA Chair Richard Doherty have signed an agreement that commits both ...

Rockefeller Centre hosts 'Theory-meets-Practice' Conference

11 Dec 2017:   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

PCST signs agreement with EUSEA

2 Oct 2017:   PCST President Brian Trench and Markus Weißkopf, President of the European Science Engagement Association, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations.

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]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 ...

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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.

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)