Social inclusion, political engagement, social media, audiences and their relationship with science communication, science and culture... These are just some of the themes that will be discussed at the 13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PCST 2014), on May 5-8 in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)
The preliminary programme is now available online. Four plenaries will get the discussion started, and the dialogue will continue in 14 parallel sessions held during the rest of the conference.
Some of the world's top experts in science communication will be participating in these events. Aiming to bring different approaches and perspectives to the table, these experts come from eight different countries across the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia.
The opening plenaries will discuss the relationship between science and society in different contexts: from low-income communities in Colombia, to indigenous groups in the Amazon, to the Brazilian Carnival, to Thai theatre, to South African groups working for equality and human capital development in science.
For a taste of what is coming, visit http://www.pcst-2014.org/index.php/en/programme
This is the first time the PCST Conference – one of the main international fora on science communication – will be held in Latin America. The theme for this year’s conference is “Science communication for social inclusion and public engagement.”
The deadline for sending proposals is closed. Registration is now open at http://www.pcst-2014.org/index.php/en/registration