Science Communication Conference: call for proposals

The logo for the British Science AssociationThe British Science Association have asked us for a guest blog spot to promote their conference. The theme is ‘online science engagement’ and we rule at that:-) (Don’t believe me? Check what happens if you google online science engagement. Four of the top links are about IAS. Yes, you’re right, I do deserve a raise, don’t I?)

Naturally the I’m a Scientist team will be proposing a session on what we’ve learnt about online engagement by running this event. Hopefully we’ll see you there!

The Wellcome Trust and the Science in Society team at the British Science Association are working in partnership to organise the 2011 Science Communication Conference taking place on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 May 2011 at Kings Place, London.

The Conference addresses the key issues facing science communicators in the UK. Each year brings together people who are involved in public engagement – a diverse group of people from a broad range of backgrounds. It is a fantastic opportunity to network, share ideas and good practice.

Call for Proposals

We have now opened a call for proposals for sessions to contribute to the programme.

This year’s programme will explore a variety of subjects and will also feature a themed strand of ‘Online Engagement’, which aims to discuss the developing and evolving world of online science communication.

We also welcome any other suggestions that debate, consider and celebrate the diverse community.

If you would like to submit a session idea please visit our website.

You can also view programmes and reports from previous conferences on the website.

The deadline for submitting your proposal is Friday 26 November 2010.

To discuss your idea prior to submission, please contact Alice Taylor-Gee, 020 7019 4940, email

We look forward to seeing you in 2011!

Save the date in your diaries and follow @SciCommConf on Twitter for regular updates (hashtag #SCC2011).

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