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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The Event List Master

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
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."
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.
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.
03/05/20172017 International Conference on Space Science and CommunicationScience conferenceIconSpaceMalaysiaKuala Lumpur"IconSpace2017 aims to address advances in research on space science and communication by bring together researchers in the fields of space science, communication technology and related fields to present their research findings as well as create opportunities for more research collaborations by joining this conference."
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."
22/05/2017Josh Awards call for nominations closesScience communication competitionBIGUKNewcastle"UK's national award established to recognise and support up-and-coming talent in science communication."
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.
World Oceans DayArt contestNOAAUSA"Student will create art that illustrates this years theme: "Our Ocean, Our Future."
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).
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."
22/07/2017Storytelling workshop Storytelling workshopSci Comm CampUSALos Angeles, CAStorytelling with Brian Wecht -- "Sharing a personal story with total strangers."
23/07/2017SciArt Nanolab Summer Institute Summer programArtSci Center, California Nanosystem Institute, Department of Design Media Arts at UCLAUSALos Angeles, CA(A 2 week program for high school students to make connections between cutting edge scientific research, popular culture and contemporary arts). Takes place from 23 July - 4 Aug.
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.
31/08/2017Sanctuary Photo Contest submission deadlineScience photo contestNOAAUSAOnline"In celebration our National Get Into Your Sanctuary events, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is hosting a photo contest. From July 1 through August 31, send us your best photos of the National Marine Sanctuary System and help us celebrate the beauty and importance of these special places."
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 conferenceScience et CitéSwitzerlandSolothurn"This conference is a platform for exchanging on current themes of science communication. It’s a great opportunity to take part in professional exchanges. The convention is addressed to all the people directly or indirectly interested in science communication." Takes place 21 Sept - 22 Sept 2017.
26/09/2017Youth Grand Challenge CREST competition closesSTEM competitionCrest AwardsUKLondon"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 meetEuropean CommissionEuropeEvent near you."A European-wide public event dedicated to popular science and fun learning. Takes place each year on the last Friday in Sept. Around 30 countries and over 300 cities are involved."
02/10/2017Early Career Physics Communicator Award 2017 submission deadlineScience Communication awardIOPUKLondon"The IOP Physics Communicators Group invites applications from people at the start of their careers in physics who have undertaken activities that support and encourage excellent communication of physics."
06/10/2017BioBakes 2017 - closes for entriesScience baking competitionThe Physiological SocietyUKOnlineA baking competition highlighting the theme in physiology.
10/10/2017Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2017Science cabaretThe Royal InstitutionUKLondon"An annual 'science cabaret' in celebration of women in STEM."
13/10/201710th Imagine Science Film FestivalScience film festivalImagine Science FilmsUSANew York"Transgenics. Cybernetics. Interdisciplinary cross-pollination. The Imagine Science Film Festival was created in the hybridization of art and science and mixing subjects, genres, and even fact and fiction, is still at the core of all of our interests."
19/10/2017PyData Warsaw ConferenceScience conferencePyDataUKWarsaw"The PyData community gathers to discuss how best to apply Python tools, as well as tools using R and Julia, to meet evolving challenges in data management, processing, analytics, and visualization."
26/10/2017Bay Area Science FestivalScience FestivalUCSFUSASan Francisco, CA"To celebrate Bay Area's scientific wonders, resources and opportunities by exploring the role of science, engineering, technology locally and in the world. Runs from 26 Oct - 11 Nov 2017."
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.
31/10/2017Visual Arts Contest submission deadlineArts contestAmerican Geosciences InstituteUSAOnlineAn visual arts competition for grades K-5 with the theme: "People and the Planet".
01/11/2017Communicate 2017 'Navigate Change'Science conferenceBristol Natural History ConsortiumUKBristol"The 2017 conference, 'Navigating Change', addresses an urgent need for proactive tools for successfully communicating environmental issues in a time of unprecendented social, economic and political change."
09/11/2017UK Science Festivals Network Conference 2017Science conferenceBritish Science AssociationUKEdinburgh"A first ever UK Science Festival Network conference where plenty of opportunities to network and socialise with other conference attendees will occur."
11/11/20177th Annual Discovery DayScience FestivalBay Area Science FestivalUSASan Francisco"Unleash your inner scientist with hands-on activities, opportunities to meet local scientists and engineers, and plenty of fun and educational entertainment."
10/11/2017The Story of Space 2017Science FestivalThe Story of FoundationIndiaGoa"India's first science meets art festival is an interdisciplinary, informal learning festival exploring space under the thematics of physics, philosophy, politics, and perception. It engages artists, scientists, educators, and philosophere to create informal learning experiences for all ages. Free to attend."
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.
16/11/2017BioFrontiers Summit 2017Science SummitDanish-Polish Bioinnovation SocietyDenmarkCopenhagen"A unique opportunity to meet entrepreneurs and scientists working both in academic and industrial environments and funding bodies. The program is designed to match interestes of young professionals from the bio-tech-med industry in Demark and stimulate international collaborations between Denmark and Poland."
20/11/2017Early Career Researcher Workshop on Diagnostics for Antimicrobial resistanceScience workshopSociety for Applied MicrobiologyUKLondon"An interdisciplinary workshop aimed at early career scientists to share knowledge, encourage networking and explore the barries and opportunities facing the development of rapid diagnostics for infectious diseases."
27/11/2017PyData New York City Conference Science conferencePyDataUSANew York
27/11/201710th forum WissenschaftskommunikationScience conferenceWissenschaft im Dialog (WiD)GermanyBrunswick"The 10th Forum Wissenschaftskommunikation will take place from 27 to 29 November 2017. We cordially invite everyone engaged in science communication and science marketing to participate."
03/12/2017Breakthrough 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."
04/12/2017SCANZ Conference 2017Science conferenceScience Communicators Associate of New ZealandNew ZealandAuckland
12/12/2017BES Science SlamScience competitionBritish Ecological SocietyUK"A competition for ecologists to explain their research in 8 minutes. "