The 2013 Science Communication Conference, taking place on 16 & 17 May in London and you still have time to submit a proposal to run a session.

Following a stakeholder meeting last month there are a few things we have changed this year to make it easier to submit a proposal.

We have given the Conference strands, not according to areas of work but linked to the type of session it is:

  • Do it: These sessions will be highly practical with an emphasis on sharing skills
  • Discuss it: These sessions will cover the hot topics in public engagement and provide an opportunity to discuss the important issues
  • Discover it: These sessions will highlight excellent examples of public engagement and provide audiences with fresh ideas to apply to their own projects

We have not chosen a theme for the conference however once the proposals come in the New Year, we will look to see if there is any recurring theme that comes organically from the scicomm community.

There is a brief, one page online proposal form for you to complete so that you don’t have to do lots of work prior to having your proposal accepted.

We have also encouraged new and creative formats for the sessions and have given some ideas – see here.

We would be interested in hearing about any ideas you and your organisation may have for a session and would welcome any proposals submitted. Applications are open until 3 January 2013

For more details and applications – see here.

If you have an idea you would like to discuss first, please do get in touch with Alice Taylor-Gee (

About the Science Communication Conference

This two day event is the only cross-sector conference, bringing together people from across the science communication field. Over 400 people usually attend the conference, including both seasoned sci-commers and those who are new to the sector. Representatives from science centres, festivals, research councils, universities, learned societies, charities as well as freelancers and small consultancies enjoy networking among the variety of delegates attending. The British Science Association’s Science in Society team organises the Conference in partnership with the Wellcome Trust.

Posted on behalf of Alice Taylor-Gee, Science in Society Manager, British Science Association.