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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01/01/2018Climate Change Science, Communication, and Action CourseScience courseAmerican Public Gardens AssociationUSACornell University"Webinar course about climate change, communication and action."
03/01/2018ASE Annual ConferenceConferenceThe Association for Science EducationUKLiverpool“Lectures are given by science researchers to share their work with our audience of science educators”
12/01/2018ASDC Marketing Conference Science conferenceUK Association of Science and Discovery CentresUKNational Space Centre, Leicester"A delegate showcase to share their campaigns or special events from professionals working in UK Science Centres, Museums and Universities."
13/01/2018Knight-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".
Soapbox science opens for 'call for speakers'Science outreachUK"A grass-roots science outrearch organisation bringing cutting edge research to the streets while promoting visibility of women in science."
17/01/2018Little Event 2018Science conferenceSTEM Communicators NetworkUK"One-day conference for early career STEM communicators, an opportunity to make professional relationships with others in similar network."
30/03/2018Science Communication Award closes for entriesScience Communication competitionAmerican Institute of PhysicsOnline"Science communication competition with categories in books, newspapers, magazines, children's writing, broadcast and media."
01/02/2018Finding Ada Online Careers Fair for Women in STEMScience fairXeroOnlineOnline"Video chat 1 on 1 with employers from your home to help which companies are right for you."
08/02/2018Shropshire Young Thinkers' CompetitionScience competition
10/02/2018Brighton Science FestivalScience FestivalUniversity of SussexUKUniversity 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.
14/02/2018Nottingham Festival of Science and CuriosityScience FestivalUK Science Festivals NetworkUK"Festival brings creative and inspiring science, technology, engineering and maths based events and activities to Nottingham."
15/02/2018SMASHfestUK Science 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."
16/02/2018Training courses with Royal Society of Biology open for registrationScience training courseRoyal Society of BiologyUKLondon"Course to learn how to plan, design, structure, deliver a training session using a variety of teaching formats and methods."
28/02/2018Lifetime Achievement Award closes for entriesScience AwardUK
28/02/2018Biopollution: Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment symposium deadlineScience symposiumRoyal Society of ChemistryUKLondon"One day symposium explores chemistry and biochemistry of antimicrobial resistance in the environment, the policy and its effects on human health."
03/03/2018San Diego Festival of Science and EngineeringScience festivalBiocom InstituteUSASan 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."
10/03/2018Young ChemistScience festivalScience Centre SingaporeSingaporeScience 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!"
12/03/18-25/03/18Cambridge Science Festival
15/03/2018Maine Science FestivalScience festivalMaine Science FestivalUSAMaine"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."
15/03/2018OceandotcommLouisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)USA
15/03/2018Knight-Risser Prize closes for entriesJournalism competitionUSAStanford University"Prize is given for journalism in any media best illuminates as environmental issue in western Cananda, the United States, or Mexico".
15/03/2018Royal Society of Biology An Introduction to Exhibition Design CourseScience courseRoyal Society of BiologyUKLondon"Course introducing participants to exhibition making, from development of exhibition concept to final product."
16/03/2018Royal Society of Biology Minute Taking CourseScience courseRoyal Society of BiologyUKLondon"Workshop to help with minutes taken a meetings are clear, accurate and professional."
18/03/2018Science Scavenger HuntScience competitionMaine Science FestivalUSAMaine"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."
21/03/2018The GREAT Festival of InnovationScience FestivalDepartment of International TradeHong 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."
25/03/2018Erice International School of Science Journalism application deadlineScience journalismInternational Science Journalism SchoolItalySicily"School will hold 2018 theme 'What's next: challenges and opportunities for tomorrow's fundamental physic"
31/03/2018Edinburgh 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.”
31/03/2018Naturejobs #ScientistAtWork photo competition 2018 closes for entriesScience photo competitionNatureWorldwideOnline"Photo competition themed #ScientistAtWork"
03/04/2018Public Communication of Science and Technology ConferenceScicomm ConferenceNew ZealandDunedin"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."
04/04/2018British Society for History of Science Postgraduate ConferenceScience conferenceUniversity of ManchesterEnglandManchester"An annual conference bringing together postgraduate students researching history and philosophy of science, scicomm and science and technology studies."
04/04/2018Making the Case for Nature request for proposals deadlineGrants ProgramNational Geographic"A request for proposal to advance science communication field by determining a more effective way to market nature and inspire action."
05/04/2018X STEM 2018Science symposiumUSA Science & Engineering FestivalUSAWashington, 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."
07/04/2018Festival ExpoScience festivalUSA Science & Engineering FestivalUSAWashington, 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."
09/04/2018Science Communication Research Retreat: Writing, Thinking & CollaboratingScience communication retreatNew ZealandWellington"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."
12/04/2018Climate Action RetreatClimate change retreatAustriaSt. Gilgen"A retreat for 18-29 year olds to learn how to communicate about climate change in creative, stimulating and exciting ways."
12/04/2018Health Journalism 2018Science journalist conferenceAssociation of Health Care JournalistsUSAPhoenix, Arizona"Health Journalism will host hundreds of reporters, editors, producers and news directors taking part in educational sessions, skills-buidling opportunities and career networking."
19/04/2018Nebraska Science FestivalScience festivalNE ScifestUSANebraska"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."
20/04/2018Josh Award 2018 application submission deadlineScicomm AwardSTEM Communicators NetworkUK"UK's national award in scicomm, established to recognise and support up-and-coming talent in science communication."
23/04/2018Science Communication: Online and Media Writing courseScience courseUWE BristolOnlineOnline"Short online course designed to equip participants with skills to write about science and communicate early with non-scientists."
28/04/2018Imperial FestivalScience festivalImperial College LondonUKLondon"A free weekend of exciting science, new technology, music, talks and creative workshops."
01/05/2018Beetlestone Award closing nominations Science AwardBIGUK"Award to recognize a senior person for an Informal Science Learning Professional, who made or created a significant legacy for the field."
06/05/2018Cheltenham FestivalsScience FestivalEDF EnergyUKCheltenham"Cheltenham Science Festival offers science galore for all ages from stargazing, fun activity trails, family days and heated discussions."
04/05/2018Science Events SummitScience summitScience Festival AllianceUSAFlorida"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."
23/05/2018Body Clocks Science Communication Prize submission deadlineScience competitionLabTube TVUKOnline"Prize of $500 is up for grabs for the best 5 minute video describing circadian rhythm research."
09/06/2018From Space to Spacetime ConferenceScience ConferenceCentre for the History and Philosophy of PhysicsUKUniversity 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."
16/06/2018Young EnvironmentalistScience festivalScience Centre SingaporeSingaporeScience 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!"
24/06/2018International School of Science Journalism 9th editionScience journalismInternational Science Journalism SchoolItalySicily"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."
01/07/2018International Planetarium Society ConferenceScience conferenceIPS SocietyFranceToulouse"A 25th international planetarium society conference preceded by a "Dome Festival."
06/07/2018International Science Engagement CampScience campISECBarcelonaLa Garriga"A two-week camp for 15-22 year olds, focused on project work and research on different scientific subjects."
07/07/2018International Brain BeeScience competitionFederation of European Neurosciences SocietiesGermany"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."
09/07/2018Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2018Science MeetingEuroscienceFranceToulouse"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."
14/07/2018Young PhysicistScience festivalScience Centre SingaporeSingaporeScience Centre Singapore"Learn about famous physicists and physics concepts while making a hot air balloon, an electrical torch and a telescope!"
08/06/2018UK Conference for Environmental CommunicationScience conferenceBristol Natural History ConsortiumUK"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.
15/07/2018GNSI Annual ConferenceScience ConferenceGuild of Natural Science IllustratorsUSAWashington, DC"A fun-filled week for artists, scientists and educators to brainstorm, network, professional development."
23/06/2018International Women in Engineering DayScience campaignUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationUKInternational"An international awareness campaign to raise profile of women in engineering." #INWED18
13/07/2018Bristol Science Film Festival competition deadlineFilm competitionBritish Science AssociationUK"Film competition based on any science theme open to amateur and experience film makers in 10 min length."
18/07/2018Big Event 2018Science ConferenceWinchester Scienc e Centre and PlanetariumUKWinchester"A 3-day get-together to share skills and experiences, develop professional links and keep up-to-date with STEM engagement field."
20/08/2018HAPP Network Summer School on History of PhysicsScience summer schoolCentre for the History and Philosophy of PhysicsUKUniversity 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."
17/09/2018Scientific Culture and CommunicationScience conferenceSpain"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.
06/10/2018Sidmouth Science FestivalScience festivalUKEngland"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."
06/10/2018Fun PalacesScience campaignFun PalaceUK"Campaign promoting culture at the heart of the community, using arts, science, tech, digital, heritage and sports activities."
12/10/2018Science Writers 2018Science writers meetingNational Association of Science WritersUSAWashington, D.C."A professional meeting for science writers, by science writers."
07/11/201811th Forum WissenchaftskommunikationScience communicationWissenchaftGermanyBonn"The theme of the event will be 'Scientists in the focus of science communication.'
10/11/2018STEMzone UGAScience festivalUniversity of Georgia graduate studentsUSAAthens, GA"Science festival held next to the football stadium prior to the game."
18/12/2018Science in Public 2018Science conferenceCardiff UniversityUKCardiff University"Conference centred on multiple ways scholars sought to intervene in, understand, talk about, and co-produce with the natural sciences."