13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference

5-8 MAY, 2014

PCST Network

The International Network on Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) is a network of individuals from around the world who are active in producing and studying PCST.

The PCST Network includes

• Science journalists,
• Science museum and science center staff,
• Science theatre directors,
• Academic researchers who study aspects of PCST,
• Scientists who deal with the public,
• Public information officers for scientific institutions,
• Many others interested in these issues.

The PCST Network sponsors international conferences, electronic discussions, and other activities to foster dialogue among the different groups of people interested in PCST, leading to cross-fertilization across professional, cultural, international, and disciplinary boundaries. The PCST Network seeks to promote new ideas, methods, intellectual and practical questions, and perspectives.

PCST aims

• To foster public communication of science and technology (PCST);
• To encourage discussion of practices, methods, ethical issues, policies, conceptual frameworks, economic and socialconcerns, and other issues related to PCST;
• To link practitioners of PCST, researchers who study PCST, and scientific communities concerned with PCST;
• To link those from different cultures and countries worldwide, in both developed and developing parts of the world, concerned with PCST;
• To provide opportunities for meetings, electronic interactions.

PCST Scientific Committee


• Toss Gascoigne, (President), Consultant, Canberra, Australia

• Andrew Pleasant, State University of New Jersey, USA
• Bernard Schiele, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
• Brian Trench, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
• Dominique Brossard, Department of Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
• Donghong Cheng, China Association of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
• Gultekin Cakmakci, Hacettepe University, Turkey
• Hak-Soo Kim, Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea
• Hans Peter Peters, Research Center, Juelich, Germany
• Jan Riise, Consultant, Sweden
• Jenni Metcalfe, E-connect, Brisbane, Australia
• Julia Tagüeña, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
• Kunungnit Pupatwibul, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand
• Luisa Massarani, Museum of Life, House of Oswaldo Cruz, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil
• Manoj Kumar Patairiya, National Council for Science & Technology Communication, New Delhi, India
• Marina Joubert, Southern Science and University of Pretoria, South Africa
• Masataka Watanabe, Dept. of Public Understanding of S&T, Japan S&T Agency, Japan
• Massimiano Bucchi, University of Trento, Italy
• Michel Claessens, ITER Organization, France
• Sook-kyoung Cho, Korea National Science Foundation, Seoul, South Korea
• Steve Miller, University College London, United Kingdom
• Suzanne De Cheveigne, CNRS, Marseille, France
• Vladimir De Semir, Science Comm. Observatory, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

Previous Conferences

Florence 2012 (Italy)
12th PCST International Conference

New Delhi 2010 (India)
11th PCST International Conference

Øresund 2008 (Sweeden and Denmark)
10th PCST International Conference

Seoul 2006 (South Korea)
9th PCST International Conference

Beijing 2005 (China)
Working Symposium

Barcelona 2004 (Spain)
8th PCST International Conference

Cape Town 2002 (South Africa)
7th PCST International Conference

Geneva 2001 (Switzerland)
6th PCST International Conference

Berlin 1998 (Germany)
5th PCST International Conference

Melbourne 1996 (Australia)
4th PCST International Conference

Montreal 1994 (Canada)
3rd PCST International Conference

Madrid 1991 (Spain)
2nd PCST International Conference

Poitiers 1989 (France)
1st PCST International Conference