The Biggest SciComm Event list on the web

This is an initiative to make a comprehensive calendar of all interesting events and competitions taking place during a yearly cycle in the #SciComm world – including both peer-to-peer scientific communication and science dissemination.

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Country
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2017
January
05/01/2017ASE Annual ConferenceConferenceThe Association for Science EducationUKReading“Lectures are given by science researchers to share their work with our audience of science educators”
06/01/2017ASE Annual ConferenceConferenceThe Association for Science EducationUKReading“Lectures are given by science researchers to share their work with our audience of science educators”
07/01/2017ASE Annual ConferenceConferenceThe Association for Science EducationUKReading“Lectures are given by science researchers to share their work with our audience of science educators”
Knight-Risser Prize opens for entriesJournalism competitionStandford UniversityUSACalifornia"Prize is given for journalism in any media best illuminates as environmental issue in western Cananda, the United States, or Mexico".
Yves O. Fortier Earth Science Journalism AwardCompetitionGeological Association of CanadaCanadaOnline"Award recognizing a journalist in a journalistic presentation of earth science in the newsprint media".
11/01/2017The Little EventBurmingham
31/01/2017NASA Poop Challenge winners announcedScience competitionNASAUSA
February
08/02/2017Keck Futures InitiativeNational Academy of SciencesUSA
11/02/2017Brighton Science FestivalScience festivalUniversity of SussexUKBrighton"A family fun science festival for all ages for parents and children to play, experiment, discover and share the science experience, but mostly for 12-14 year old students." Event from 11 Feb -25 Feb 2017.
13/02/2017SMASHfestUKScience festivalSMASHfestUKUKLondon"Free festival for all ages featuring comedy and variety shows, interactive installations, music, film, participatory art and engineering, experiments and theatre, it explores science, technology, engineering and maths through the arts and design." Runs from 11 -13 February 2017.
18/02/2017Maps without Borders: Stories of Civic Science in ActionStorytelling ExhibitionDITOsUKLondon"This storytelling exhibition showcases powerful aerial maps created by citizens using kites, balloons, and point-and-shoot cameras. We explore how people around the world are harnessing the power of Do-It-Yourself techniques to address local environmental, social and political matters."
18/02/201720th Annual Salmon BowlScience competitionOregon State UniversityUSAOregon"Salmon Bowl is academic science bowl with an ocean science twist. High school students from all over Oregon and Idaho come to compete, test their ocean know-how, and earn some serious bragging rights - for the win!"
24/02/2017Soapbox Science closes for application entriesScience outreach"A novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and their scientific work."
March
01/03/2017Wellcome Image Awards winners announcedImage competitionWellcomeUKInternet(Recognising the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images that communicate significant aspects of biomedical science).
03/03/2017STARTS Prize open call endsScience competitionEuropean CommissionUKLinz"Prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts."
05/03/2017Dunbar SciFest 2017Science festivalDunbar SciFestUKDunbarScience festival for the general public showcasing workshos, shows and storytellings.
06/03/2017Dunbar SciFest 2017Science festivalDunbar SciFestUKDunbarScience festival for the general public showcasing workshos, shows and storytellings.
15/03/2017Knight-Risser Prize closes for entriesJournalism competitionStandford UniversityUSACalifornia"Prize is given for journalism in any media best illuminates as environmental issue in western Cananda, the United States, or Mexico".
15/03/2017Big Bang Fair 2017 registration openScience festivalNECUKBurmingham"The largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK". Runs from 15-18 March 2017.
21/03/2017Mediomix Scicomm Boost 2017Scicomm workshopMediomixGermanyCologneA scicomm boost providing creative science writing workshop (21-22 March 2017) and scientific visual storytelling workshop (23-24 March 2017) for graduate students, PIs, PR officers, social media and marketing specialists.
23/03/2017LA County Science & Engineering Fair Science festivalSpaceXUSALos Angeles"A science fair for students enrolled in the Los Angeles County public and private schools." Runs from 23-26 March 2017.
29/03/2017Athens Science FestivalScience festivalSciCoGreeceAthens"The biggest celebrations of science and technology in Greece to explore science in fun, innovative and interactive ways. Held from 29 March - 2 April 2017."
31/03/2017Science Writing Awards in Acoustics calls for entriesScience competitionAcoustical Society of AmericaUSANew Orleans, LA"Entries may be newspaper or magazine articles, TV or radio broadcasts, books, or websites that were published, broadcast, printed, or posted between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016.
April
01/04/2017Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience festivalHeld from 1-16 April 2017.
03/04/2017GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium reports and presentations dueWorld wide science fairGLOBE programUSAOnline"Students learn the practices of sciences through hands-on investigations in their communities, sparking curiosity and interest in science."
27/04/2017ASM Agar Art 2017 submission deadlineAgar art competitionAmerican Society for MicrobiologyUSAOnlineAgar art competition to capture the attention of the general public.
May
15/05/2017GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium scores and badges announcedWorld wide science fairGLOBE programUSAOnline"Students learn to practice science through hands-on investigations in their communities, to spark their curiosity and interest in science."
24/05/2017Narrating Science: The Power of Stories in the 21st CenturyScience conferenceFiction Meets ScienceTorontoUniversity of GuelphHeld from May 24-27, 2017. "Three day discussions and reading about science and their joys, insights and repercussions with scientists, science writers, novelists and scholars."
29-30/05/2017Public Awareness of Research InfrastructuresScience Communications WorkshopMLZ, ERF, ESO, EIRO-ForumGermanyGarching near MunichHands-on forum for communication officers and PR to share their experiences and expertise. Participants will return home with new ideas for their work, by learning how and with which means other research institutions are communicating the importance of science and of research infrastructures to society.
June
17/06/2017MRC Festival Medical Research FestivalMedical Research CouncilUKCambridge"A family-friendly hands-on activities, tours of our world-class laboratories and facilities, fascinating talks and the opportunity to talk to our scientists about their cutting-edge research. Raises public awareness and importance of medical research in society." Runs from 17-25 June 2017.
29/06/2017Lancashire Science FestivalScience FestivalUKLanchashire
30/06/2017Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) competition submission dueScience competitionImaginary Open Mathematics(An initiaitive of mathematical sciences organizations around the world designed to showcase ways in which mathematical sciences can be useful in tackling our world's problems).
July
03/07/2017Schools Sustainability ChallengeVideo competitionTrust for Sustainable LivingUKOnline"Participating schools are invited to create a short (3 minute) video showcasing their best sustainability-related projects."
03/07/2017International schools essay competition and debate climate actionGlobal essay competitionTrust for Sustainable LivingUKOnline"School children around the world are invited to write open letters to the newly-elected UN Secretary General, outlining their ideas for practical climate action in this global essay competition."
August
17/08/2017Einstein's Garden Science Stalls 2017Science festivalGreen ManUKWales"Einstein’s Garden is Green Man festival’s area of science and nature where art and science collide to bring an exciting and unique line up of performances, workshops and installations that use creativity, play and participation to engage people with science and research in unexpected ways. Runs from 17 -20 August 2017.
September
10/09//201714th International Conference of Mathematics Education for the Future ProjectHungary
MASS ConferenceScience conference"Science teaching community to participate in the education conference 'Motivate and Attract Students to Science' to share ideas and enhance motivation of students for STEM"
GLOBE at My School Picture Contest deadlinePhoto contestGLOBE programUSAOnline
21/09//2017ScienceComm 2017Science communication conferenceLandhaus, Solothurn21 Sept - 22 Sept 2017.
26/09/2017Youth Grand Challenge CREST competition closesSTEM competition"A STEM Competition aims at ages 11-19 to see how science and technology can by deployed to tackle global health issues."
30/09//2017European Researcher's Night: exploring science whilst having funScience meet
October
26/10/2017World Conference of Science JournalistsScience conferenceNational Association of Science WritersUSASan Francisco, CA"The 10th World Conference of Science Journalists brings 1,200 journalists from around the world to San Francisco for professional workshops and science programs." Runs from 26-30 October 2017.
November
15/11/2017Science Centre World Summit 2017Science conferenceSCWSJapanTokyo"A global meeting of professionals of science centres/museums and their networks from around the world." Held from 15-17 November 2017.
December
2018National Insect Week
Passed events
March 2016
03/03/2016Final in Chemistry World's science communication competitionSciComm competitionChemistry WorldUKLondonA competition of communication skills about science in 10 minutes.
17/03/2016#RSCAnalyticalPosterScience meetingRoyal Society of ChemistryUKInternetThe Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Science Twitter Poster Conference is an online event being held entirely over Twitter.
26/03/2016Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience FestivalEdinburgh International Science FestivalUKEdinburgh“Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.”
27/03/2016Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience FestivalEdinburgh International Science FestivalUKEdinburgh“Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.”
28/03/2016Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience FestivalEdinburgh International Science FestivalUKEdinburgh“Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.”
29/03/2016Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience FestivalEdinburgh International Science FestivalUKEdinburgh“Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.”
30/03/2016Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience FestivalEdinburgh International Science FestivalUKEdinburgh“Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.”
31/03/2016Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience FestivalEdinburgh International Science FestivalUKEdinburgh“Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.”
April 2016
01/04/2016SciArt Nanolab Summer Institute application dueSummer programArtSci Center, California Nanosystem Institute, Department of Design Media Arts at UCLAUSALos Angeles(A 2 week program for high school students to make connections between cutting edge scientific research, popular culture and contemporary arts).
01/04/2016Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience FestivalEdinburgh International Science FestivalUKEdinburgh“Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.”
02/04/2016Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience FestivalEdinburgh International Science FestivalUKEdinburgh“Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.”
03/04/2016Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience FestivalEdinburgh International Science FestivalUKEdinburgh“Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.”
04/04/2016Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience FestivalEdinburgh International Science FestivalUKEdinburgh“Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.”
05/04/2016Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience FestivalEdinburgh International Science FestivalUKEdinburgh“Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.”
05/04/2016Athens Science FestivalScience FestivalAthens Science FestivalGRAthens“Since its first organisation in 2014, the Athens Science Festival managed to establish itself as one of the biggest celebrations of science and technology in Greece.”
06/04/2016Athens Science FestivalScience FestivalAthens Science FestivalGRAthens“Since its first organisation in 2014, the Athens Science Festival managed to establish itself as one of the biggest celebrations of science and technology in Greece.”
06/04/2016Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience FestivalEdinburgh International Science FestivalUKEdinburgh“Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.”
06/04/2016Science SlamScience Slamscienceslam.deDEHamburgScientists communicate research on stage and are judged by audience.
06/04/2016Science SlamScience Slamscienceslam.deDEKarlsruheScientists communicate research on stage and are judged by audience.
07/04/2016Athens Science FestivalScience FestivalAthens Science FestivalGRAthens“Since its first organisation in 2014, the Athens Science Festival managed to establish itself as one of the biggest celebrations of science and technology in Greece.”
07/04/2016Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience FestivalEdinburgh International Science FestivalUKEdinburgh“Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.”
08/04/2016Athens Science FestivalScience FestivalAthens Science FestivalGRAthens“Since its first organisation in 2014, the Athens Science Festival managed to establish itself as one of the biggest celebrations of science and technology in Greece.”
08/04/2016Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience FestivalEdinburgh International Science FestivalUKEdinburgh“Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.”
08/04/2016Science Communication Competition closes for entries.SciComm competitionBiochemical Society, UKA SciComm competition open to students who is able to communicate a biomolecular topic to the general public using an article or a video.
08/04/2016Research as Art Competition closes for entriesArt competitionSwansea University Research ForumUKSwanseaA Research as Art competition open to researchers from all backgrounds to portray an image and description of their research to the world.
09/04/2016Athens Science FestivalScience FestivalAthens Science FestivalGRAthens“Since its first organisation in 2014, the Athens Science Festival managed to establish itself as one of the biggest celebrations of science and technology in Greece.”
09/04/2016Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience FestivalEdinburgh International Science FestivalUKEdinburgh“Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.”
10/04/2016Athens Science FestivalScience FestivalAthens Science FestivalGRAthens“Since its first organisation in 2014, the Athens Science Festival managed to establish itself as one of the biggest celebrations of science and technology in Greece.”
10/04/2016Edinburgh International Science FestivalScience FestivalEdinburgh International Science FestivalUKEdinburgh“Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.”
10/04/2016Crastina Science Haiku Competition submission dueSciComm competitionScientia CrastinaSwedenInternet(Describe your research or studies in the STEMM field in the form of a haiku).
12/04/2016Film and Science FestivalFilm FestivalInstitut Francias AmsterdamNetherlandsAmsterdam and Groningen"The French Embassy to the Netherlands and the Institut Francais are organizing the 6th edition of the Film&Science Festival, which will be held from April 12th until April 15th in Amsterdam and Groningen."
13/04/2016Forum för forskningskommunikation 2016ConferenceVinnovaSEGöteborgAn annual conference for Swedish science communicators.
13/04/2016VetenskapsfestivalenScience festivalSwedish Research Council & othersSEGöteborg“One of Europe’s leading popular science events and the only one of its kind in Sweden.”
13/04/2016White House Science FairScience FairThe White HouseUSAWashington DC(Features science projects and experiments from America's most innovative students).
14/04/2016Science SlamScience Slamscienceslam.deDEBerlin Scientists communicate research on stage and are judged by audience.
14/04/2016VetenskapsfestivalenScience festivalSwedish Research Council & othersSwedenGöteborg“One of Europe’s leading popular science events and the only one of its kind in Sweden.”
15/04/2016Science SlamScience Slamscienceslam.deDEHalleScientists communicate research on stage and are judged by audience.
15/04/2016The Josh Award 2016 closes for entriesSciComm competitionMuseum Science Industry (UK), BIG, Manchester Science Festival(UK’s national award in science communication, established to recognise and support up-and-coming talent in science communication.)

15/04/20167th OfftopicariumUnconferenceOfftopicarium groupPLWarsawA gathering of (people with open mind and creative ideas) willing to (share and making their ideas real). Open to participants from all backgrounds.
15/04/2016VetenskapsfestivalenScience festivalSwedish Research Council & othersSEGöteborg“One of Europe’s leading popular science events and the only one of its kind in Sweden.”
15/04/2016Art of Physics Competition deadlinePhotography competitionCanadian Association of PhysicistsCanadaInternetCompetition of physics imagery to convey message for the general public can understand.
15/04/2016Data Stories 2016 closes for entriesVideo competitionScience AAASUSAInternetVideo competition showcasing science data visualization.
16/04/20167th OfftopicariumUnconferenceOfftopicarium groupPLWarsawA gathering of (people with open mind and creative ideas) willing to (share and making their ideas real). Open to participants from all backgrounds.
16/04/2016VetenskapsfestivalenScience festivalSwedish Research Council & othersSEGöteborg“One of Europe’s leading popular science events and the only one of its kind in Sweden.”
17/04/20167th OfftopicariumUnconferenceOfftopicarium groupPLWarsawA gathering of (people with open mind and creative ideas) willing to (share and making their ideas real). Open to participants from all backgrounds.
17/04/2016VetenskapsfestivalenScience festivalSwedish Research Council & othersSEGöteborg“One of Europe’s leading popular science events and the only one of its kind in Sweden.”
19/04/2016Science SlamScience Slamscienceslam.deDESiegen Scientists communicate research on stage and are judged by audience.
19/04/2016Science SlamScience Slamscienceslam.deDEKölnScientists communicate research on stage and are judged by audience.
20/04/2016Science SlamScience Slamscienceslam.deDEBremenScientists communicate research on stage and are judged by audience.
20/04/2016Nominations open for John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science 2016Nomination competitionSense about ScienceUKInternet(Recognizing work who promotes science and evidence on a matter of public interest).
23/04/2016Science SlamScience Slamscienceslam.deDEKonstanzScientists communicate research on stage and are judged by audience.
25/04/2016FameLab UK National FinalScience SlamCheltenham Science FestivalUKCheltenham(To find and nurture scientists and engineers with a flaire for communicating with public audiences.)
29/04/2016The Society of Biology Book Awards closes for entriesWriting competitionRoyal Society of BiologyUKInternet(Celebrates the best biology, biosciences and life sciences writing published in the previous year).
May
01/05/2016International Images for Science closes for entriesPhotography competitionThe Royal Photographic SocietyUKScience photography competition.
02/05/2016Visualizing and Modeling Cell BiologyWorkshopUCSF National Science FoundationUSASalt Lake City, UT(Interactive workshop focusing on different aspects of visualizing and modeling biological data).
03/05/2016Visualizing and Modeling Cell BiologyWorkshopUCSF National Science FoundationUSASalt Lake City, UT(Interactive workshop focusing on different aspects of visualizing and modeling biological data).
05/05/20163 Minute WonderScience SlamInstitute of PhysicsUKMayfairResearchers in physics have the opportunity to present their work to the public in 3 minutes.
04/05/2016Ode to Physiology - Animal Olympics! closes for entriesArt competitionThe Physiological SocietyUKInternetPoetry about physiology. This year: elite animals.
07/05/2016Imperial FestivalScience FestivalImperial College LondonUKSouth Kensington Campus(Science festival in celebrating the best of Imperial's innovative research).
08/05/2016Imperial FestivalScience FestivalImperial College LondonUKSouth Kensington Campus(Science festival in celebrating the best of Imperial's innovative research).
12/05/2016SciFestScience FestivalUniversity of Eastern FinlandFIJoensuu“Yearly international festival which brings together thousands of schoolkids, high school students, and teachers.”
13/05/2016SciFestScience FestivalUniversity of Eastern FinlandFIJoensuu“Yearly international festival which brings together thousands of schoolkids, high school students, and teachers.”
14/05/2016SciFestScience FestivalUniversity of Eastern FinlandFIJoensuu“Yearly international festival which brings together thousands of schoolkids, high school students, and teachers.”
16/05/2016BioBlitz 2016Centennial Challenge ProjectU. S. National Park ServiceUSANation wideCelebrating the National Park Service Centennial, BioBlitz purpose is to provide "an opportunity to learn about biodiversity of a park and contribute to an understanding of the biodiversity of the nation". Event runs from May 16 to May 22, 2016.
17/05/2016Climate Change and PoetryScience talkManchester Met and EvidentlyUKManchesterScience talk about climate change and what its effects on our environment.
25/05/2016North East Science Communication SocialNewcastle
June
01/06/2016World Science FestivalScience FestivalWorld Science FestivalUSANew York City(The World Science Festival brings live and digital content in science and arts for the audience to engage with scientific discoveries).
02/06/2016World Science FestivalScience FestivalWorld Science FestivalUSANew York City(The World Science Festival brings live and digital content in science and arts for the audience to engage with scientific discoveries).
03/06/2016World Science FestivalScience FestivalWorld Science FestivalUSANew York City(The World Science Festival brings live and digital content in science and arts for the audience to engage with scientific discoveries).
04/06/2016World Science FestivalScience FestivalWorld Science FestivalUSANew York City(The World Science Festival brings live and digital content in science and arts for the audience to engage with scientific discoveries).
05/06/2016World Science FestivalScience FestivalWorld Science FestivalUSANew York City(The World Science Festival brings live and digital content in science and arts for the audience to engage with scientific discoveries).
09/06/2016Glasgow Science FestivalScience FestivalUniversity of GlasgowUKGlasgow(One of the largest science festivals in UK). Event takes place from June 9 to June 19, 2016.
09/06/2016ComSciCon National WorkshopWorkshopHarvard UniversityUSACambridge, MAWorkshop to support graduate students entering the science communication in the sciences and engineering fields.
10/06/2016ComSciCon National WorkshopWorkshopHarvard UniversityUSACambridge, MAWorkshop to support graduate students entering the science communication in the sciences and engineering fields.
11/06/2016ComSciCon National WorkshopWorkshopHarvard UniversityUSACambridge, MAWorkshop to support graduate students entering the science communication in the sciences and engineering fields.
11/06/2016Bristol Festival of NatureFestivalBristol Natural History ConsortiumUKBristolNature festival celebrating nature with activities and entertainment.
12/06/2016Bristol Festival of NatureFestivalBristol Natural History ConsortiumUKBristolNature festival celebrating nature with activities and entertainment.
13/06/2016International Public Science Events ConferenceConferenceMIT Media LabUSACambridge, MAMany thousands of live public science events engage millions of people every year, and the events we’re involved in are each different...The same emotional roller coaster is familiar to anyone that has taken responsibility for running a live event. Evaluation findings and research questions often transfer well between event forms. The science matters deeply to us all, but not necessarily more than the social experiences we carefully craft. And we tend to be outgoing, fun-loving, and just a bit daft.
17/06/2016The Great Bug Hunt CompetitionDrawing competitionRoyal Entomological SocietyUKInternetDrawing competition for primary schools of bugs in their local habitats.
24/06/2016UWE Bristol SCU Science Writing Competition closes for entriesWriting competition
FameLab International FinalScience SlamCheltenham Science FestivalUKCheltenham(To find and nurture scientists and engineers with a flaire for communicating with public audiences.)
25/06/2016UK Robotics Week Robotics CompetitionUK-RAS NetworkUKLondon, Sheffield, CoventryA robotics competition (to learn about current state-of-the-art robotic technology, discuss the role of robots and artificial intelligence, and to inspire the next generation of designers and engineers.) Competitions are school robot challenge, field robotics challenge, surgical robot challenge and autonomous driving challenge. Event held from June 25, 2016 to July 1, 2016.
25/06/2016Erice International School of Science JournalismConferenceEttore Majorana CentreItalyEriceA 5 day conference gear towards students in science jouralism or SciComm. Topic for 2016 is "Fundamental Science: from cutting-edge technologies to the heart of society".
26/06/2016Erice International School of Science JournalismConferenceEttore Majorana CentreItalyEriceA 5 day conference gear towards students in science jouralism or SciComm. Topic for 2016 is "Fundamental Science: from cutting-edge technologies to the heart of society".
27/06/2016Erice International School of Science JournalismConferenceEttore Majorana CentreItalyEriceA 5 day conference gear towards students in science jouralism or SciComm. Topic for 2016 is "Fundamental Science: from cutting-edge technologies to the heart of society".
28/06/2016Erice International School of Science JournalismConferenceEttore Majorana CentreItalyEriceA 5 day conference gear towards students in science jouralism or SciComm. Topic for 2016 is "Fundamental Science: from cutting-edge technologies to the heart of society".
29/06/2016Erice International School of Science JournalismConferenceEttore Majorana CentreItalyEriceA 5 day conference gear towards students in science jouralism or SciComm. Topic for 2016 is "Fundamental Science: from cutting-edge technologies to the heart of society".
30/06/2016Erice International School of Science JournalismConferenceEttore Majorana CentreItalyEriceA 5 day conference gear towards students in science jouralism or SciComm. Topic for 2016 is "Fundamental Science: from cutting-edge technologies to the heart of society".
30/06/2016Science Communication Awards deadlineRoyal Society of BiologyUK
July
03/07/2016GNSI ConferenceConferenceGuild of Natural Science IllustratorsUSASanta Cruz, CAA series of workshops, presentations, and field trips in science illustration for members and non members. Event is held from July 3-9, 2016.
04/07/2016Let’s talk ScienceConferenceFlemish universitiesBEGhentFlemish universities organize summer school on SciComm and comm. skills.
05/07/2016Let’s talk ScienceConferenceFlemish universitiesBEGhentFlemish universities organize summer school on SciComm and comm. skills.
06/07/2016Let’s talk ScienceConferenceFlemish universitiesBEGhentFlemish universities organize summer school on SciComm and comm. skills.
07/07/2016Bodily Matters: Human Biomatter in ArtConferenceUniversity College LondonUKLondon"An interdisciplinary conference addressing the creating manuipulation and use of human biological matter in artwork production".
08/07/2016Bodily Matters: Human Biomatter in ArtConferenceUniversity College LondonUKLondon"An interdisciplinary conference addressing the creating manuipulation and use of human biological matter in artwork production".
13/07/2016Science in Public Conference 2016Conferencehttps://scienceinpublic.org/UKCanterburyConference on research and practice on science in the public sphere (e.g. science in media; museums; public engagement; popular science; history; science &
policy; science in fictions & art
14/07/2016Science in Public Conference 2016Conferencehttps://scienceinpublic.org/UKCanterburyConference on research and practice on science in the public sphere (e.g. science in media; museums; public engagement; popular science; history; science &
policy; science in fictions & art
15/07/2016Science in Public Conference 2016Conferencehttps://scienceinpublic.org/UKCanterburyConference on research and practice on science in the public sphere (e.g. science in media; museums; public engagement; popular science; history; science &
policy; science in fictions & art
20/07/201671st Annual AMI ConferenceConferenceAssociation of Medical IllustratorsUSAtlantaAtlanta July 20-23 for the 71st Annual AMI Conference!
21/07/201671st Annual AMI ConferenceConferenceAssociation of Medical IllustratorsUSAtlantaAtlanta July 20-23 for the 71st Annual AMI Conference!
22/07/201671st Annual AMI ConferenceConferenceAssociation of Medical IllustratorsUSAtlantaAtlanta July 20-23 for the 71st Annual AMI Conference!
22/07/2016BIG Event 2016ConferenceBIGUKBelfastAnnual conference for science communication.
23/07/201671st Annual AMI ConferenceConferenceAssociation of Medical IllustratorsUSAtlantaAtlanta July 20-23 for the 71st Annual AMI Conference!
23/07/2016BIG Event 2016ConferenceBIGUKBelfastAnnual conference for science communication.
24/07/2016BIG Event 2016ConferenceBIGUKBelfastAnnual conference for science communication.
24/07/2016SciArt Nanolab Summer Institute startsSummer programArtSci Center, California Nanosystem Institute, Department of Design Media Arts at UCLAUSALos Angeles(A 2 week program for high school students to make connections between cutting edge scientific research, popular culture and contemporary arts).
30/07/2016Shuffle FestivalArt and science festivalhttp://www.shufflefestival.com/homeUKLondon"In the sacred surrounds of London’s most urban woodland, (and in conjunction with the opening of the 24 hour tube!) we are programming 24 hours of films, science, talks, walks, performance, food & music."
August
01/08/2016John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science 2016 closes for entriesNomination competitionSense about ScienceUKInternet(Recognizing work who promotes science and evidence on a matter of public interest).
05/08/2016SciArt Nanolab Summer Institute endsSummer programArtSci Center, California Nanosystem Institute, Department of Design Media Arts at UCLAUSALos Angeles(A 2 week program for high school students to make connections between cutting edge scientific research, popular culture and contemporary arts).
22/08/2016West Coast Science Communication Retreat registration opensScience communcation retreatSciComm campUSAMalibu, CA"Southern California weekend of workshops, networking and socializing for science communicators and scientists."
31/08/2016RSB Photography competition (Biology: from Big to Small) closes for entriesPhoto competitionRoyal Society of BiologyUKInternetAnnual photography competition; two classes: below and over 18 years
September
01/09/2016UQ 3 Minute Thesis Wildcard CompetitionScience SlamUniversity of QueenslandAUBrisbaneA 3 minute thesis competition for PhD students.
Nancy Rothwell Award competition closes for entriesArt competitionRoyal Society of BiologyUKA specimen drawing competition for students ages 7-18 years old.
06/09/2016British Science Festival 2016Science FestivalBritish Science AssociationUKSwansea“A diverse programme of talks, debates, performances and activities.”
07/09/2016British Science Festival 2016Science FestivalBritish Science AssociationUKSwansea“A diverse programme of talks, debates, performances and activities.”
08/09/2016British Science Festival 2016Science FestivalBritish Science AssociationUKSwansea“A diverse programme of talks, debates, performances and activities.”
09/09/2016British Science Festival 2016Science FestivalBritish Science AssociationUKSwansea“A diverse programme of talks, debates, performances and activities.”
10/09/2016enTANGLEment exhibition-Art Inspired by ScienceScience exhibitionArtInScienceUSALos AngelesArtwork showcase from members of Artist & Scientist meet up group.
14-18/09/2016BeakerheadArt, Science, Engineering SpectacleBeakerhead Creative SocietyCanadaCalgaryA smash up of art science and engineering over five days, with more than 60 different events.
12/09/2016Vitae Researcher Development International ConferenceConferenceVitaeUKManchester“Event that brings together all those with a strategic and practical role in developing researchers.”
13/09/2016Vitae Researcher Development International ConferenceConferenceVitaeUKManchester“Event that brings together all those with a strategic and practical role in developing researchers.”
14/09/2016UQ 3 Minute Thesis FinalScience SlamUniversity of QueenslandAUBrisbaneA 3 minute thesis competition for PhD students.
20/09/2016Science Media Awards and Summit in the Hub (SMASH 16)Visual science competitionJackson Hold WILD and WGBHUSABoston, MAScience storytelling competition ranging in various topics and medium to explain science to the public.
21/09/2016Science Media Awards and Summit in the Hub (SMASH 16)Visual science competitionJackson Hold WILD and WGBHUSABoston, MAScience storytelling competition ranging in various topics and medium to explain science to the public.
22/09/2016Science Media Awards and Summit in the Hub (SMASH 16)Visual science competitionJackson Hold WILD and WGBHUSABoston, MAScience storytelling competition ranging in various topics and medium to explain science to the public.
27/09/2016Google Science Fair awards celebrationOnline science fair competitionGoogleOnlineScience fair competition for students to "perform an experiment and present their results". Open to students around the world between 13-18 years old.
28/09/2016ASDC National ConferenceScience conferenceThe Royal SocietyUKLondon"A one day conference bringing together professionals from UK's leading organisations with an interest in engaging the public and schools with science."
28/09/20163:AM Altmetrics ConferenceAltmetrics conferenceElsevier, Wellcome Trust, Data Cite, Altmetric, Crossref, Springer NatureRomaniaBucharest"An annual conference organized by like-minded individuals who work with alternative metrics."
29/09/20163:AM Altmetrics ConferenceAltmetrics conferenceElsevier, Wellcome Trust, Data Cite, Altmetric, Crossref, Springer NatureRomaniaBucharest"An annual conference organized by like-minded individuals who work with alternative metrics."
October
01/10/2016Forsker grand prixScience SlamNorges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitetNOOslo
Nancy Rothwell Award winners announcedArt competitionRoyal Society of BiologyUKOnlineA specimen drawing competition for students ages 7-18 years old.
03/10/2016Early career physics communicator award deadlinePhysics communication competitionInstitute of PhysicsUKOnline"Communicator award for people at the start of their careers in physics who have undertaken activities that support and encourage excellent communication of physics."
06/10/2016Peripatetic ConferenceScience conferenceUniwersytet WarszawskiPolandZakopane"A conference to present research on cognitive systems from multitude of perspectives and methodologies and to bridge gaps between different disciplines to develop a common language and new methods and paradigms for modeling cognitive phenomena."
08/10/2016Biology WeekScience FestivalBBSRCUKThroughout UK"Annual celebration of life sciences for children to professional scientists." Event held October 8-16, 2016.
10/10/2016Breakthrough Junior Challenge application deadlineScience competitionChan Zuckerberg Initiative, Khan AcademyUSAOnline"An annual competition for students ages 13-18 from countries around the globe to create and submit a science video that brings to life a concept or theory in life sciences, physics or mathematics."
19/10/2016Beakerhead SciComm ProgramCourseBeakerheadCanadaJasperA four-day intensive on science communication in collaboration with the Jasper Dark Sky Festival.
16/10/2016Breakthrough Junior Challenge application peer-to-peer reviewScience competitionChan Zuckerberg Initiative, Khan AcademyUSAOnline"An annual competition for students ages 13-18 from countries around the globe to create and submit a science video that brings to life a concept or theory in life sciences, physics or mathematics."
21/10/2016Symposium on Aesthetics and the Life SciencesPublic symposiumRCSBUSANew Jersey"Public symposium bringing together scientists, performance and visual artisits, educators, historians, and anthropologists to share their perspective on the life science and art intersection."
22/10/2016Manchester Science FestivalScience meetingManchesterAn annual science festival that celebrates science.
27/10/2016Bay Area Science FestivalScience FestivalUCSF and the Science and Health Education Partnership (SEP)USASan Francisco, CAAn annual science festival that includes a variety of science and technology activities for the general public. Event is held from Oct. 27 to Nov. 5, 2016.
28/10/2016Science Writers 2016ConferenceNational Association of Science WritersUSASan Antonio, TX(A meeting for science writers, by science writers from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, 2016)
28/10/2016Inspiring Science Communication Study ToursStudy Tourswissnex San FranciscoUSASan Francisco, CA(Providing Swiss science communication community with the opportunity to engage in the Bay Area on science communication topics).
Bragg Prizes for Science Writing winners announcedScience Writing CompetitionUNSW PressAustraliaInternetScience non-fiction writing competition open only to Australian residents and citizens.
BioArt Competition winners announcedScience Art CompetitionFASEBUSAInternet"The sharing of beauty and breadth of biological research with the public through images and videos."
30/10/2016Winner of Josh Award announcedScience communication competitionBIGUKManchester(UK’s national award in science communication, established to recognise and support up-and-coming talent in science communication.)

31/10/2016One Shared Place Contest winners announcedVideo contestAmerican Geosciences InstituteUSAOnline"Educators and students are invited to work together and make a 30-90 second video that includes the place of elements of 'geoheritage' and 'geoscience' as they relate to 'one shard place' of significance."
November
Dance your Ph.D winners announcedDance competitionScience AAASUSAInternetA dance your thesis competition for PhD students.
18/11/2017West Coast Science Communication RetreatScience communcation retreatSciComm campUSAMalibu, CA"Southern California weekend of workshops, networking and socializing for science communicators and scientists."
19/11/2017West Coast Science Communication RetreatScience communcation retreatSciComm campUSAMalibu, CA"Southern California weekend of workshops, networking and socializing for science communicators and scientists."
20/11/2017West Coast Science Communication RetreatScience communcation retreatSciComm campUSAMalibu, CA"Southern California weekend of workshops, networking and socializing for science communicators and scientists."
20-23/11/2016Beakerhead SciComm CourseCourseBeakerheadCanadaWaterlooA four-day intensive on science communication in collaboration with the Perimeter Institute
December
04/12/2016Breakthrough Junior Challenge winner announcedScience competitionChan Zuckerberg Initiative, Khan AcademyUSAonline"An annual competition for students ages 13-18 from countries around the globe to create and submit a science video that brings to life a concept or theory in life sciences, physics or mathematics."
05/12/20169th Forum WissenschaftskommunikationConferenceWissenschaft im Dialog (WiD)GermanyBielefeldThe 9th Forum Wissenschaftskommunikation will take place from 5 to 7 December 2016 in Bielefeld, Germany. We cordially invite everyone engaged in science communication and science marketing to participate.
10/12/2016NASA Poop Challenge submission deadlineScience competitionNASAUSAA science competition to create a waste system for US astronauts to collect wastes in space.
12/12/2016BES Science SlamScience competitionBritish Ecological SocietyUKLiverpoolA competition for 6 ecologists to explain their research in 8 minutes.