13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference

5-8 MAY, 2014

Reminder of science communication postgraduate researchers’ meeting in Salvador, Brazil, 5 May 2014

Come to the 13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference, on 5-8 May 2014, in Salvador, Brazil, and you can also take part in a meeting for postgraduate researchers.

This will be an opportunity to hear what has been going on in postgraduate research in our sector and to share experiences and information with other postgraduate researchers.

The meeting will take place on the morning of 5 May, the day before the full conference begins. Register early to be sure of a place. We will close registrations on 28 February.

Many postgraduate researchers are working alone or in small groups in their institutions and could benefit from wider contacts. The meeting aims to support postgraduate researchers in science communication by developing contacts between them and strengthening the association with the PCST network that organises the PCST conferences.

The meeting will discuss trends and issues in recent postgraduate research in science communication. Participants will be invited to speak about their current projects and the meeting will provide opportunities for networking among postgraduate researchers.

To register (free of charge) for this pre-conference meeting, send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a description of your own research in 200 words; name of your institution, department and supervisor(s); stage of research, e.g. year 3, PhD.

The meeting is intended for those taking part in the PCST conference. If you are not attending the PCST conference but you very much want to take part in the postgraduate researchers’ meeting, send us the information requested above. Depending on the demand from PCST conference participants, we may be able to accommodate you.

The primary language of the meeting will be English. Depending on the distribution of participants, we may use Portuguese and Spanish also. Please submit your project summary in English, Portuguese or Spanish.

Details of the meeting's final agenda will be confirmed to those who register by 28 February.

Brian Trench - PCST Scientific Committee; co-editor, Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology, (Routledge, 2nd edition, 2014); Vanessa Brasil – postgraduate researcher, Universidade Federal of Rio de Janeiro and Museu da Vida, Brazil; Maarten van der Sanden - assistant professor, Science Communication, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.