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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Read more at crastina.org. 2017 January 05/01/2017 ASE Annual Conference Conference The Association for Science Education UK Reading “Lectures are given by science researchers to share their work with our audience of science educators” 06/01/2017 ASE Annual Conference Conference The Association for Science Education UK Reading “Lectures are given by science researchers to share their work with our audience of science educators” 07/01/2017 ASE Annual Conference Conference The Association for Science Education UK Reading “Lectures are given by science researchers to share their work with our audience of science educators” Knight-Risser Prize opens for entries Journalism competition Standford University USA California "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 Award Competition Geological Association of Canada Canada Online "Award recognizing a journalist in a journalistic presentation of earth science in the newsprint media". 11/01/2017 The Little Event Burmingham 31/01/2017 NASA Poop Challenge winners announced Science competition NASA USA February 08/02/2017 Keck Futures Initiative National Academy of Sciences USA 11/02/2017 Brighton Science Festival Science festival University of Sussex UK Brighton "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. 13/02/2017 SMASHfestUK Science festival SMASHfestUK UK London "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. 18/02/2017 Maps without Borders: Stories of Civic Science in Action Storytelling Exhibition DITOs UK London "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." 18/02/2017 20th Annual Salmon Bowl Science competition Oregon State University USA Oregon "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!" 24/02/2017 Soapbox Science closes for application entries Science outreach "A novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and their scientific work." March 01/03/2017 Wellcome Image Awards winners announced Image competition Wellcome UK Internet (Recognising the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images that communicate significant aspects of biomedical science). 03/03/2017 STARTS Prize open call ends Science competition European Commission UK Linz "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." 05/03/2017 Dunbar SciFest 2017 Science festival Dunbar SciFest UK Dunbar Science festival for the general public showcasing workshos, shows and storytellings. 06/03/2017 Dunbar SciFest 2017 Science festival Dunbar SciFest UK Dunbar Science festival for the general public showcasing workshos, shows and storytellings. 15/03/2017 Knight-Risser Prize closes for entries Journalism competition Standford University USA California "Prize is given for journalism in any media best illuminates as environmental issue in western Cananda, the United States, or Mexico". 15/03/2017 Big Bang Fair 2017 registration open Science festival NEC UK Burmingham "The largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK". Runs from 15-18 March 2017. 21/03/2017 Mediomix Scicomm Boost 2017 Scicomm workshop Mediomix Germany Cologne A 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. 23/03/2017 LA County Science & Engineering Fair Science festival SpaceX USA Los Angeles "A science fair for students enrolled in the Los Angeles County public and private schools." Runs from 23-26 March 2017. 29/03/2017 Athens Science Festival Science festival SciCo Greece Athens "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." 31/03/2017 Science Writing Awards in Acoustics calls for entries Science competition Acoustical Society of America USA New 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 01/04/2017 Edinburgh International Science Festival Science festival Held from 1-16 April 2017. 03/04/2017 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium reports and presentations due World wide science fair GLOBE program USA Online "Students learn the practices of sciences through hands-on investigations in their communities, sparking curiosity and interest in science." 27/04/2017 ASM Agar Art 2017 submission deadline Agar art competition American Society for Microbiology USA Online Agar art competition to capture the attention of the general public. May 03/05/2017 2017 International Conference on Space Science and Communication Science conference IconSpace Malaysia Kuala 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." 15/05/2017 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium scores and badges announced World wide science fair GLOBE program USA Online "Students learn to practice science through hands-on investigations in their communities, to spark their curiosity and interest in science." 22/05/2017 Josh Awards call for nominations closes Science communication competition BIG UK Newcastle "UK's national award established to recognise and support up-and-coming talent in science communication." 24/05/2017 Narrating Science: The Power of Stories in the 21st Century Science conference Fiction Meets Science Toronto University of Guelph Held 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." 29-30/05/2017 Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures Science Communications Workshop MLZ, ERF, ESO, EIRO-Forum Germany Garching near Munich Hands-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 World Oceans Day Art contest NOAA USA "Student will create art that illustrates this years theme: "Our Ocean, Our Future." 17/06/2017 MRC Festival Medical Research Festival Medical Research Council UK Cambridge "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. 29/06/2017 Lancashire Science Festival Science Festival UK Lanchashire 30/06/2017 Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) competition submission due Science competition Imaginary 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 03/07/2017 Schools Sustainability Challenge Video competition Trust for Sustainable Living UK Online "Participating schools are invited to create a short (3 minute) video showcasing their best sustainability-related projects." 03/07/2017 International schools essay competition and debate climate action Global essay competition Trust for Sustainable Living UK Online "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." 22/07/2017 Storytelling workshop Storytelling workshop Sci Comm Camp USA Los Angeles, CA Storytelling with Brian Wecht -- "Sharing a personal story with total strangers." 23/07/2017 SciArt Nanolab Summer Institute Summer program ArtSci Center, California Nanosystem Institute, Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA USA Los 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. August 17/08/2017 Einstein's Garden Science Stalls 2017 Science festival Green Man UK Wales "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. 31/08/2017 Sanctuary Photo Contest submission deadline Science photo contest NOAA USA Online "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." September 10/09//2017 14th International Conference of Mathematics Education for the Future Project Hungary MASS Conference Science 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 deadline Photo contest GLOBE program USA Online 21/09//2017 ScienceComm 2017 Science communication conference Science et Cité Switzerland Solothurn "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. 26/09/2017 Youth Grand Challenge CREST competition closes STEM competition Crest Awards UK London "A STEM Competition aims at ages 11-19 to see how science and technology can by deployed to tackle global health issues." 30/09//2017 European Researcher's Night: exploring science whilst having fun Science meet European Commission Europe Event 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." October 02/10/2017 Early Career Physics Communicator Award 2017 submission deadline Science Communication award IOP UK London "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." 06/10/2017 BioBakes 2017 - closes for entries Science baking competition The Physiological Society UK Online A baking competition highlighting the theme in physiology. 10/10/2017 Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2017 Science cabaret The Royal Institution UK London "An annual 'science cabaret' in celebration of women in STEM." 13/10/2017 10th Imagine Science Film Festival Science film festival Imagine Science Films USA New 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." 19/10/2017 PyData Warsaw Conference Science conference PyData UK Warsaw "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." 26/10/2017 Bay Area Science Festival Science Festival UCSF USA San 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." 26/10/2017 World Conference of Science Journalists Science conference National Association of Science Writers USA San 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. 31/10/2017 Visual Arts Contest submission deadline Arts contest American Geosciences Institute USA Online An visual arts competition for grades K-5 with the theme: "People and the Planet". November 01/11/2017 Communicate 2017 'Navigate Change' Science conference Bristol Natural History Consortium UK Bristol "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." 09/11/2017 UK Science Festivals Network Conference 2017 Science conference British Science Association UK Edinburgh "A first ever UK Science Festival Network conference where plenty of opportunities to network and socialise with other conference attendees will occur." 11/11/2017 7th Annual Discovery Day Science Festival Bay Area Science Festival USA San Francisco "Unleash your inner scientist with hands-on activities, opportunities to meet local scientists and engineers, and plenty of fun and educational entertainment." 10/11/2017 The Story of Space 2017 Science Festival The Story of Foundation India Goa "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." 15/11/2017 Science Centre World Summit 2017 Science conference SCWS Japan Tokyo "A global meeting of professionals of science centres/museums and their networks from around the world." Held from 15-17 November 2017. 16/11/2017 BioFrontiers Summit 2017 Science Summit Danish-Polish Bioinnovation Society Denmark Copenhagen "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." 20/11/2017 Early Career Researcher Workshop on Diagnostics for Antimicrobial resistance Science workshop Society for Applied Microbiology UK London "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." 27/11/2017 PyData New York City Conference Science conference PyData USA New York 27/11/2017 10th forum Wissenschaftskommunikation Science conference Wissenschaft im Dialog (WiD) Germany Brunswick "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." December 03/12/2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge winner announced Science competition Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Khan Academy USA Online "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." 04/12/2017 SCANZ Conference 2017 Science conference Science Communicators Associate of New Zealand New Zealand Auckland 12/12/2017 BES Science Slam Science competition British Ecological Society UK "A competition for ecologists to explain their research in 8 minutes. "