13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference

SALVADOR | BRAZIL
5-8 MAY, 2014

Programme

13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PCST 2014)

5-8 May, Salvador, Bahia

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5 May - The Pre-Conference will occur at Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz/Fiocruz

6-8 May - The PCST Conference will occur at Pestana Hotel

Monday 5 May

Schedule

Activity

Further information

9am

Registration

The registration will be held at the Pestana Hotel

9:30am - 1pm

Workshop: Postgraduate research network in science communication

 

2pm - 5pm

Workshop: Social Media in the Public Communication of Science and Technology – Crash Course and Hands-On Experiments for Researchers and Practitioners

 

Local: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz/Fiocruz

Address: Rua Waldemar Falcão, 121 - Candeal, Salvador - BA

 

Tuesday 6 May

Schedule

Activity

Further information

8am – 5pm

Registration

 

9am – 9:45am

Welcomes

 

9:45am – 12pm

Plenary: Social Inclusion, Political Engagement and Science Communication

Speakers:

 

Elizabeth Rasekoala - executive director of the African-Caribbean Network for Science & Technology (Nigeria and South Africa)

Alfredo Wagner - Federal University of Amazonas (Brazil)

Claudia Aguirre - Parque Explora, Medellin (Colombia)

Moderator: Marina Joubert - Southern Science (South Africa, member of the scientific committe of the PCST Network)

12pm – 2pm

Lunch

 

2pm – 3:15pm

Parallel sessions

Papers, Panels, Workshops, Show Tell & Talk

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Coffee Break

 

3:45pm – 5pm

Parallel sessions

Papers, Panels, Workshops, Show Tell & Talk

5pm – 6:10pm

Performances & Videos

 

6:15pm

Welcome reception

 

Local: Pestana Hotel

 

Wednesday 7 May

Schedule

Activity

Further information

All day

Posters

 

9am – 10:30am

Plenary: Science communication and social media

Speakers:

 

Dominique Brossard - University of Wisconsin (United States) and member of the scientific committe of the PCST Network

 

Mohammed Yahia - Editor of Nature Middle East (Egypt)

 

Moderador: Brian Trench - member of the scientific committe of the PCST Network (Ireland)

 

10:30am – 10:45am

Coffee break

 

10:45am – 12pm

Parallel sessions

Papers, Panels, Workshops, Show Tell & Talk

12pm – 1:15pm

Lunch

  

1:15pm – 2:30pm

Parallel sessions

Papers, Panels, Workshops, Show Tell & Talk

2:45pm – 4pm

Parallel sessions

Papers, Panels, Workshops, Show Tell & Talk

4pm – 4:30pm

Coffee break

 

4:30pm – 5:45pm

Performances & Videos

 

5pm - 6:30pm

PCST Annual General Meeting

 

6pm – 6:45pm

Buses for Conference Dinner

Regional food: visit to a museum on the regional food and restaurant

 

Local: Museu da Gastronomia Baiana, Pelourinho

 

7pm

PCST Conference Dinner

Local: SENAC Pelourinho Restaurant 

Tradicional Bahia´s food

Local: Pestana Hotel

 

Thursday 8 May

Schedule

Activity

Further information

All day

Posters

 

9am – 10:30am

Plenary: Science communication and the audiences

Speakers:

Alan Irwin – Dean of Research at Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) and University of Glasgow (United Kindom)

Susanna Hornig Priest – Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington and editor of the journal Science Communication (United States)

Yurij Castelfranchi - Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)

Moderator:Suzanne de Cheveigne - Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (France) and PCST Scientific Committee member

10:30pm – 10:45pm

Coffee break

 

10:45pm – 12pm

Parallel sessions

Papers, Panels, Workshops, Show Tell & Talk

12pm – 13:15pm

Lunch

  

1:15pm – 2:30pm

Parallel sessions

Papers, Panels, Workshops, Show Tell & Talk

2:45pm – 4pm

Parallel sessions

Papers, Panels, Workshops, Show Tell & Talk

4pm – 4:15pm

Coffee break

 

4:15pm – 5:45pm

Plenary: Science in Culture

 Speakers:

Nana Dakin - B-Floor Theatre Company (Thailand)

Michael John Gorman - CEO of Science Gallery International (Ireland)

 Ildeu Moreira - University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Moderator:Massimiano Bucchi - University of Trento (Italy) and and PCST Scientific Committee member

 

5:45pm – 6pm

Presentation of PCST 2016

Closing speeches

 

 

Local: Pestana Hotel

 

* All the guests listed above confirmed the participation,  but changes still can be made at the programme.

 

 

Speakers

 

Alfredo Wagner Berno de Almeida


 

Alfredo Wagner (Ph.D., Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) is currently an associate professor at the State University of Amazonas (UEA) and a researcher in the Centre of Studies in Humid Tropics (CESTU). He works primarily in the following areas: traditional villages, ethnicity, conflicts, social movements, territorialization processes, and social mapping in the Amazon.

Alan Irwin


 

Alan Irwin (Ph.D., University of Manchester) has been Dean of Research at Copenhagen Business School since 2007. He was also Acting President of CBS during 2011, and has published on issues of science and technology policy, scientific governance, risk, and science-public relations. He is currently a member of the Strategy Advisory Board for the UK Global Food Security Programme and a visiting professor at the Department of Management at the University of Glasgow.

Claudia Aguirre

 

Claudia Aguirre (M.S., Centre Scientifique d’Orsay at Paris XI University; École Normale Supérieure de Cachan). She currently works as Director of Education and Contents in Parque Explora, Medellin, Colombia. Claudia’s research has focused on science popularization and on the history of science  communication.

Dominique Brossard


 

Dominique Brossard (Ph.D., Cornell University) is a professor and the Chair of the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she leads the Science, Media, and the Public (SCIMEP) research lab. A Kavli Foundation “Frontiers of Science” fellow, her research focuses on the intersection between science, media, and public policy in online environments for controversial issues, including biotechnology, stem cell research, nanotechnology, and nuclear energy. Follow her work on Twitter (@brossardd).

Elizabeth Rasekoala

 

 

Elizabeth Rasekoala is the founder and executive director of the African-Caribbean Network for Science & Technology (ACNST), an NGO working to advance human capital development, race and gender equality, and social inclusion in the scientific enterprise, in the African Diaspora and on the African continent. She is also a founding member of SET4Women, the South African Government Reference Group on Gender, Science and Technology, and has worked to advance the inclusion of climate change issues in science communication discourses.

Ildeu de Castro Moreira

 

Ildeu Moreira is a professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). For nine years, he was the director of the Department of Popularization and Diffusion of Science and Technology at the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, and was responsible for a national program on science communication, which supports research in the field and its practice. In 2013, he was awarded the José Reis Prize, a national award for science communication.

Michael John Gorman

 

Michael Gorman is the CEO of Science Gallery International and Adjunct Professor of Creative Technologies at Trinity College Dublin. He has international experience in public engagement with science and technology, and has created and developed public exhibitions and events in the United States, Europe, and Ireland. He has published on the relationship between science and the arts in journals including Leonardo and Nature and is the author of several books, including Buckminster fuller: Designing for mobility.

Mohammed Yahia

 

Mohammed Yahia is the launch editor of Nature Middle East, an online portal of the science magazine, Nature, which focuses on science-related news from the Arab world. He was the Middle East and North Africa region coordinator for the online portal SciDev.Net and has worked on raising the profile of science and science journalism in the Middle East.

Nana Dakin

 

Nana Dakin is theatre director and performer. Prior to moving to Bangkok in 2007, she earned her Liberal Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College (NY). Her directorial debut was performed at the WOW Cafe Theater in New York in 2006. Besides directing, she has performed in numerous B-Floor productions both in Thailand and abroad. In January 2013, she co-directed “Survival games” with Teerawat Mulvilai as part of the Art in Global Health project by the Wellcome Collection (UK).

Susanna Priest

 

Susanna Priest (Ph.D., University of Washington) is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Washington. She has developed academic programs in science communication at Texas A&M University and George Mason University, and has taught at the University of South Carolina and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is the editor of the journal Science Communication and compiled the Encyclopedia of Science Communication (Sage, 2010). She has also written books on communication issues surrounding biotechnology and nanotechnology.

Yurij Castelfranchi

 

Yurij Castelfranchi (Ph.D., State University of Campinas) is currently a professor of Sociology at Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He was a researcher at the Laboratory of Advanced Studies in Journalism (Labjor-Unicamp) and vice-director of Journal of Science Communication (JCOM). He has worked as a journalist and columnist in newspapers, radio
and television, and is the author of popular science books (about AI, GMOs, the Amazon and the history of Earth).