The 2015 Science Communication Conference will take place on Thursday 18 & Friday 19 June at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The conference organised by the British Science Association and the Wellcome Trust, is an annual event for those involved with public engagement to share ideas and best practice.

If you have an idea for a session you would like to run at the event, fill in the online proposal form here by 9 January 2015.

Suggested topics for proposals:

  • Communicating through play – How are communicators using interactive play and games to get scientific concepts across in a more engaging and accessible way, and what challenges does this raise?
  • Science communication for the public good? – Is it enough to just look for public engagement with scientific concepts, or can science communication be used to promote public good?
  • Crowd-sourcing – whether through getting participants to contribute content, or funding, how can we use crowd-sourcing to take public engagement to the next level?
  • Telling stories with complex science and big data – modern science is increasingly about dealing with huge amounts of data – what tools can communicators use to make sense of it

What is the Conference for?
The Conference aims to:

  • Address key issues facing all people doing and researching science communication, policy and public engagement
  • Link together this diverse group, to share new ideas and move the sector forward
  • Help the community to find inspiration and connections from culture throughout the UK.

Who attends the Conference?
We welcome anyone who works in or has an interest in public engagement with science. That includes people who work in all sectors, as well as freelancers and small consultancies. The Conference will include sessions for all levels of experience, from seasoned pros to those new to the sector.

Further information

For full details, see the webpage here

There are FAQs about the conference here