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.
If you want to add, complete or correct something on the list, please do the following:
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- Enter the Google Sheets document and make the changes.
For more info, please see crastina.se. 2018 January 01/01/2018 Climate Change Science, Communication, and Action Course Science course American Public Gardens Association USA Cornell University "Webinar course about climate change, communication and action." 03/01/2018 ASE Annual Conference Conference The Association for Science Education UK Liverpool “Lectures are given by science researchers to share their work with our audience of science educators” 12/01/2018 ASDC Marketing Conference Science conference UK Association of Science and Discovery Centres UK National Space Centre, Leicester "A delegate showcase to share their campaigns or special events from professionals working in UK Science Centres, Museums and Universities." 13/01/2018 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". Soapbox science opens for 'call for speakers' Science outreach UK "A grass-roots science outrearch organisation bringing cutting edge research to the streets while promoting visibility of women in science." 17/01/2018 Little Event 2018 Science conference STEM Communicators Network UK "One-day conference for early career STEM communicators, an opportunity to make professional relationships with others in similar network." February 30/03/2018 Science Communication Award closes for entries Science Communication competition American Institute of Physics Online "Science communication competition with categories in books, newspapers, magazines, children's writing, broadcast and media." 01/02/2018 Finding Ada Online Careers Fair for Women in STEM Science fair Xero Online Online "Video chat 1 on 1 with employers from your home to help which companies are right for you." 08/02/2018 Shropshire Young Thinkers' Competition Science competition 10/02/2018 Brighton Science Festival Science Festival University of Sussex UK University of Sussex "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. 14/02/2018 Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity Science Festival UK Science Festivals Network UK "Festival brings creative and inspiring science, technology, engineering and maths based events and activities to Nottingham." 15/02/2018 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." 16/02/2018 Training courses with Royal Society of Biology open for registration Science training course Royal Society of Biology UK London "Course to learn how to plan, design, structure, deliver a training session using a variety of teaching formats and methods." 28/02/2018 Lifetime Achievement Award closes for entries Science Award UK 28/02/2018 Biopollution: Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment symposium deadline Science symposium Royal Society of Chemistry UK London "One day symposium explores chemistry and biochemistry of antimicrobial resistance in the environment, the policy and its effects on human health." March 03/03/2018 San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering Science festival Biocom Institute USA San Diego "Engage and encourage kids in science and engineering and work with parents and teachers to inspire today’s students to become tomorrow’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) innovators." 10/03/2018 Young Chemist Science festival Science Centre Singapore Singapore Science Centre Singapore "Conduct exciting experiments like creating a simple fire extinguisher, separating colours in candy, and making natural pH indicators! You'll also get to create and take home your own slime!" 12/03/18-25/03/18 Cambridge Science Festival 15/03/2018 Maine Science Festival Science festival Maine Science Festival USA Maine "The Maine Science Festival (MSF), launched in 2015, is a celebration of science spanning four days over the third weekend of March. Held annually with more than 60 events and activities for all ages, the MSF is committed to dissecting, exploring and celebrating the remarkable science, engineering, mathematics and technology happening in Maine every day." 15/03/2018 Oceandotcomm Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) USA 15/03/2018 Knight-Risser Prize closes for entries Journalism competition USA Stanford University "Prize is given for journalism in any media best illuminates as environmental issue in western Cananda, the United States, or Mexico". 15/03/2018 Royal Society of Biology An Introduction to Exhibition Design Course Science course Royal Society of Biology UK London "Course introducing participants to exhibition making, from development of exhibition concept to final product." 16/03/2018 Royal Society of Biology Minute Taking Course Science course Royal Society of Biology UK London "Workshop to help with minutes taken a meetings are clear, accurate and professional." 18/03/2018 Science Scavenger Hunt Science competition Maine Science Festival USA Maine "A downtown Bangor science scavenger hunt. Pick up your sheet/information at the Maine Discovery Museum, get it time-stamped, and go find the science the clues lead you to. Once done, return to the Maine Discovery Museum to get your finishing time stamp. The fastest finisher receives a prize, and all who finish will be entered into a drawing for a goodie bag! The hunt has to be completed between 12-3pm." 21/03/2018 The GREAT Festival of Innovation Science Festival Department of International Trade Hong Kong "A festival taking place at a historic moment for UK, Hong Kong and Asian economies. It will enable the sharing of innovations that drive the future of free trade and build life-long partnerships." 25/03/2018 Erice International School of Science Journalism application deadline Science journalism International Science Journalism School Italy Sicily "School will hold 2018 theme 'What's next: challenges and opportunities for tomorrow's fundamental physic" 31/03/2018 Edinburgh International Science Festival Science Festival Edinburgh International Science Festival UK Edinburgh “Annual Science Festival: the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.” 31/03/2018 Naturejobs #ScientistAtWork photo competition 2018 closes for entries Science photo competition Nature Worldwide Online "Photo competition themed #ScientistAtWork" April 03/04/2018 Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference Scicomm Conference New Zealand Dunedin "Stories are one of the principal means by which science is situated in society. A 3-day conference highlighting science, stories and society -- elements that are the heart and soul of science communication." 04/04/2018 British Society for History of Science Postgraduate Conference Science conference University of Manchester England Manchester "An annual conference bringing together postgraduate students researching history and philosophy of science, scicomm and science and technology studies." 04/04/2018 Making the Case for Nature request for proposals deadline Grants Program National Geographic "A request for proposal to advance science communication field by determining a more effective way to market nature and inspire action." 05/04/2018 X STEM 2018 Science symposium USA Science & Engineering Festival USA Washington, D.C. "An extreme STEM symposium for middle to high school students featuring interactive presentations by an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to empower and inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics." 07/04/2018 Festival Expo Science festival USA Science & Engineering Festival USA Washington, D.C. "The 2-day Festival Expo explores 3,000 hands-on exhibits from the world's leading scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high-tech corporations and STEM organizations." 09/04/2018 Science Communication Research Retreat: Writing, Thinking & Collaborating Science communication retreat New Zealand Wellington "A science communication retreat with a mixture of structured sessions and flexible time for networking and informal discussion, to decompress and build deeper connections with other colleagues in the field." 12/04/2018 Climate Action Retreat Climate change retreat Austria St. Gilgen "A retreat for 18-29 year olds to learn how to communicate about climate change in creative, stimulating and exciting ways." 12/04/2018 Health Journalism 2018 Science journalist conference Association of Health Care Journalists USA Phoenix, Arizona "Health Journalism will host hundreds of reporters, editors, producers and news directors taking part in educational sessions, skills-buidling opportunities and career networking." 19/04/2018 Nebraska Science Festival Science festival NE Scifest USA Nebraska "A state wide science festival in Nebraska. Adults learned the science of Madeira, met a stem cell scientist, heard from women in STEM and Art and Design careers, engaged with keynote speaker Kari Byron of "Mythbusters" and "The White Rabbit Project,” and participated in hands-on science activities alongside family and friends." 20/04/2018 Josh Award 2018 application submission deadline Scicomm Award STEM Communicators Network UK "UK's national award in scicomm, established to recognise and support up-and-coming talent in science communication." 23/04/2018 Science Communication: Online and Media Writing course Science course UWE Bristol Online Online "Short online course designed to equip participants with skills to write about science and communicate early with non-scientists." 28/04/2018 Imperial Festival Science festival Imperial College London UK London "A free weekend of exciting science, new technology, music, talks and creative workshops." May 01/05/2018 Beetlestone Award closing nominations Science Award BIG UK "Award to recognize a senior person for an Informal Science Learning Professional, who made or created a significant legacy for the field." 06/05/2018 Cheltenham Festivals Science Festival EDF Energy UK Cheltenham "Cheltenham Science Festival offers science galore for all ages from stargazing, fun activity trails, family days and heated discussions." June 04/05/2018 Science Events Summit Science summit Science Festival Alliance USA Florida "The Science Events Summit is convening for the first time in 2018, but is a continuation of the International Public Science Events Conference (IPSEC).
IPSEC has met six times since 2011, and brings together public science event organizers, evaluators, collaborators, and sponsors."
23/05/2018 Body Clocks Science Communication Prize submission deadline Science competition LabTube TV UK Online "Prize of $500 is up for grabs for the best 5 minute video describing circadian rhythm research." 09/06/2018 From Space to Spacetime Conference Science Conference Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics UK University of Oxford "A one-day conference tracing the understanding of space and time across the ages up the latest knowledge of spacetime and the Universe." 16/06/2018 Young Environmentalist Science festival Science Centre Singapore Singapore Science Centre Singapore "Learn interesting ways to save the environment, find out how water is conserved in Singapore, sort recyclables and non-recyclables,and make your own recycled paper!" 24/06/2018 International School of Science Journalism 9th edition Science journalism International Science Journalism School Italy Sicily "School event held from June 24-29 with courses through scientific lectures, interactive sessions, appropriate tools for journalists and communicators to cover an engaging way the progress of physics research in the coming years." July 01/07/2018 International Planetarium Society Conference Science conference IPS Society France Toulouse "A 25th international planetarium society conference preceded by a "Dome Festival." 06/07/2018 International Science Engagement Camp Science camp ISEC Barcelona La Garriga "A two-week camp for 15-22 year olds, focused on project work and research on different scientific subjects." 07/07/2018 International Brain Bee Science competition Federation of European Neurosciences Societies Germany "Young men and women all over the world compete to determine who has the 'best brain' on intelligence, memory, emotions, stress, aging, sleep, neurological and psychological diseases and brain research." 09/07/2018 Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2018 Science Meeting Euroscience France Toulouse "Largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe, dedicated to scientific research and innovation, offers interaction and debate for scientists, innovators, policy makers, business people and the general public." 14/07/2018 Young Physicist Science festival Science Centre Singapore Singapore Science Centre Singapore "Learn about famous physicists and physics concepts while making a hot air balloon, an electrical torch and a telescope!" 08/06/2018 UK Conference for Environmental Communication Science conference Bristol Natural History Consortium UK "Communicate is an annual environmental communication conference bringing together over 150 delegates each year to develop their skills, share best practice and debate latest issues in science communication, nature conservation and engaging people with the natural world.
15/07/2018 GNSI Annual Conference Science Conference Guild of Natural Science Illustrators USA Washington, DC "A fun-filled week for artists, scientists and educators to brainstorm, network, professional development." 23/06/2018 International Women in Engineering Day Science campaign United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UK International "An international awareness campaign to raise profile of women in engineering." #INWED18 13/07/2018 Bristol Science Film Festival competition deadline Film competition British Science Association UK "Film competition based on any science theme open to amateur and experience film makers in 10 min length." 18/07/2018 Big Event 2018 Science Conference Winchester Scienc e Centre and Planetarium UK Winchester "A 3-day get-together to share skills and experiences, develop professional links and keep up-to-date with STEM engagement field." August 20/08/2018 HAPP Network Summer School on History of Physics Science summer school Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics UK University of Oxford "A summer school seeking to contribute to the understanding of the development of recent climate science by exploring the role played by physical sciences. From 20th-24th Aug." September September 17/09/2018 Scientific Culture and Communication Science conference Spain "A 2-day conference you can present results of communication and
dissemination research, innovative initiatives, workshops and reflection
sessions ... The event is international, but since it is Spanish-speaking,
all the presentations are generally from Spain or Latin America.
October 06/10/2018 Sidmouth Science Festival Science festival UK England "Visit Sidmouth Science Festival for hours of entertaining and thought-provoking events including talks and workshops. Learn about fossils, dinosaurs, stars, energy, light, weather, brains, rockets and much more. Watch the weather balloon launch. Race a jet car. Get involved in a technology workshop. Visit the gallery of schools’ art. Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with female speakers." 06/10/2018 Fun Palaces Science campaign Fun Palace UK "Campaign promoting culture at the heart of the community, using arts, science, tech, digital, heritage and sports activities." 12/10/2018 Science Writers 2018 Science writers meeting National Association of Science Writers USA Washington, D.C. "A professional meeting for science writers, by science writers." November 07/11/2018 11th Forum Wissenchaftskommunikation Science communication Wissenchaft Germany Bonn "The theme of the event will be 'Scientists in the focus of science communication.' December 18/12/2018 Science in Public 2018 Science conference Cardiff University UK Cardiff University "Conference centred on multiple ways scholars sought to intervene in, understand, talk about, and co-produce with the natural sciences."