PCST Network

Public Communication of Science and Technology


11 April 2018   President Brian Trench at Dunedin opening

Stories, and histories, connect us, even across great distances.  Defined broadly, science communication is society talking about science. That could well be recast: science communication is society telling stories about science.

Lloyd Davis elected Life Member

18 Apr 2018:   Lloyd is professor of science communication at University of Otago in Dunedin and founding director of the university's Centre for Science Communication. He is a recognised expert on penguins, author of popular books and maker of films on these birds.&...

Hans Peter Peters elected Life Member

18 Apr 2018:   Hans Peter Peters has been an internationally recognised researcher in science communication for over 30 years, and a member of the PCST Scientific Committee since 2004.

Scientific Committee election

5 Apr 2018:   Fourteen members were elected: 4 from Americas and Africa 4 from Europe 4 from Asia and Australasia 2 from Any country but under the age of thirty-five .


25 Mar 2018:   The venue for the meeting was the main theatre at St David Lecture Theatre Complex, University of Otago.   PCST financial members can see the agenda by logging in to their account on the membership page.  

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.

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PCST Conference 2018. Dunedin, New Zealand

16th PCST Conference

Aberdeen, Scotland. 26–28 May 2020.

2018 PCST Conference papers

Authors of papers presented at the PCST Conference 2018 can now [External website]upload their paper in full (PDF only). The full papers will accompany previously accepted abstracts and be included in the PCST Archive.

Our partners

PCST Network has co-operation agreements with the following international organisations:

  • EUSEA - European Science Engagement Association
  • IECA - International Environmental Communication Association
  • RedPop - Science Communication Network in Latin American and the Carribean