The National Centre for Science Communicators (NCSC) is a pulsating science communication organisation with national and international reach. Its members include science communicators from varied fields of communication – print media, television, radio, Planetaria, science centers etc. The NCSC was established in January 1997 with a view to developing science communication in India. The Centre provides opportunities for science communicators to explore and express their talents and creativity for better understanding of science and recognises such talents. Presently, the membership strength of NCSC is over 200 spread across the country. To serve the purpose and goal in mind NCSC proposes an International Conference for Science Communicators under the theme Public Appreciation of Science &Technology. The dissemination of scientific Information and creation of both scientific awareness and knowledge are contemporary societal necessities. Several groups and organisations are active in this area in India and the sharing of their experiences is vital for evolving an appropriate strategy for technological progress and sustained development. For this purpose local, regional, national and global networks and linkages have to be created. Media plays a major role here to create this awareness and enhance public appreciation of science and technology.

There will be about six sessions on different topics viz.

Perspectives of Science communication

Societal Implications of Science and Technology

Resources for Science Communications

National and International networking of Science Communicators

Science Literacy and Mass Media

Economic viability of Science communication

The conference will be targeted at key people engaged in science communication, including policy makers, professionals and academics, in government, research institutions, universities, industry and business, the media, PR, science centers and museums, science education funding organisations, learned institutions, NGOs and research charities.

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Public Communication of Science and Technology

 

Public appreciation of science & technology

Suhas Naik-Satam   National Centre For Science Communicators

The National Centre for Science Communicators (NCSC) is a pulsating science communication organisation with national and international reach. Its members include science communicators from varied fields of communication – print media, television, radio, Planetaria, science centers etc. The NCSC was established in January 1997 with a view to developing science communication in India. The Centre provides opportunities for science communicators to explore and express their talents and creativity for better understanding of science and recognises such talents. Presently, the membership strength of NCSC is over 200 spread across the country. To serve the purpose and goal in mind NCSC proposes an International Conference for Science Communicators under the theme Public Appreciation of Science &Technology. The dissemination of scientific Information and creation of both scientific awareness and knowledge are contemporary societal necessities. Several groups and organisations are active in this area in India and the sharing of their experiences is vital for evolving an appropriate strategy for technological progress and sustained development. For this purpose local, regional, national and global networks and linkages have to be created. Media plays a major role here to create this awareness and enhance public appreciation of science and technology.

There will be about six sessions on different topics viz.

Perspectives of Science communication

Societal Implications of Science and Technology

Resources for Science Communications

National and International networking of Science Communicators

Science Literacy and Mass Media

Economic viability of Science communication

The conference will be targeted at key people engaged in science communication, including policy makers, professionals and academics, in government, research institutions, universities, industry and business, the media, PR, science centers and museums, science education funding organisations, learned institutions, NGOs and research charities.

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