Five presenters from different countries will outline the steps their country worked through, in moving towards a system of modern science communication. They will identify important dates and events in a national timeline, such as the first national science week, the first training and research courses for science communicators, the formation of national associations for journalists and communicators, and the first interactive science centres.
What caused this interest in science communication? Were there any special triggers of events that stimulated science communication, like the Exploratorium in San Francisco? Was there a government report, a special initiative, or a new approach taken by some university?
The presentations will allow us to begin the process of charting the emergence of modern science communication internationally, and the development of the theory and practice of science communication.

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How did modern science communication emerge in different countries round the world - 1

Toss Gascoigne   PCST Network, Australia

Kristian H. Nielsen   Centre for Science Studies / Aarhus University, Dernmark

Elaine Reynoso Haynes   National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Bernard Schiele   UQAM, Canada

Alex Gerber   German Research Centre for Science and Innovation, Germany

Five presenters from different countries will outline the steps their country worked through, in moving towards a system of modern science communication. They will identify important dates and events in a national timeline, such as the first national science week, the first training and research courses for science communicators, the formation of national associations for journalists and communicators, and the first interactive science centres.
What caused this interest in science communication? Were there any special triggers of events that stimulated science communication, like the Exploratorium in San Francisco? Was there a government report, a special initiative, or a new approach taken by some university?
The presentations will allow us to begin the process of charting the emergence of modern science communication internationally, and the development of the theory and practice of science communication.

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