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Rio hosts PCST symposium

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. The closing date for submissions is 12 noon (GMT) on 1 October 2017.

PCST and RedPop sign agreement

15 Feb 2017:   PCST Network is delighted to announce that it has signed a Co-Operation Agreement with RedPop, the science communication network for Latin America and the Caribbean.  

Feedback on PCST Conference, Istanbul

3 Oct 2016:   More than half of the registered delegates (318) to the April 2016 PCST Conference in Istanbul Turkey responded to an online survey seeking their feedback about the conference. What did participants like? What suggestions do they have for future conferences?

PCST symposium in Latin America

20 Aug 2016:   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.

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Call for proposals

The PCST Network and the New Zealand conference hosts have pleasure in inviting you to [External link]submit proposals for presentations at PCST 2018. The closing date is 12 noon (GMT) on 1 October 2017.

Key dates

  • Early 2017 – Call for proposals
  • Mid 2017 – Registration opens
  • 1 December 2017 – Early bird registrations close
  • 1 February 2018 – Announcement of Conference program
  • 15 February 2018 – Registration deadline for presenters
  • 1 March 2018 – Registration closes
  • 1 March 2018 – Deadline for bids to host 2022 Conference