Conferências e ações de formação dirigidas a pessoas que exercem Comunicação de Ciência


ESOF 2016 – EuroScience Open Forum


July 22-27, 2016 | Manchester, United Kingdom

The ESOF is a biennial, interdisciplinary, pan-European, general science meeting, which aims to:
– Showcase the latest advances in science.
– Promote dialogue on the role of science and technology in society and public policy.
– Stimulate and provoke public interest and engagement, excitement and debate about science and technology.
– Engage the European science community with global partners and perspectives.

Call for proposals (Science to Business and Careers) – deadline for submission: 31 July 2015


Big Event

BIG event

July 20-22, 2016 | Belfast, Northern Ireland

Every year, BIG members get together for a three-day bash to exchange ideas, compare disasters, find their next employer and have a grand time with the work and the colleagues they love. STEM engagement professionals from all over the UK (and some more besides) take this opportunity to step out of their offices, museums and science centres, vans and sheds, universities and research institutions, to plan their next career steps, pick the brains of like-minded people or just have a bit of a professional think.

Now is your chance to fling your session ideas into the ring. Once we have a ring-full we flirt the programme together, put people together who might like to work together, and ask a few people to do something a bit different. Bring a show, a workshop, something needing tweaking, something you think is fab; bring your skills in evaluating, managing, developing, presenting, fettling; bring your planetarium, your STEM tap-routine, your busks, your IPad session. But whatever you do, make it hands-on, make it collaborative, make it a truly sharing contribution. BIG members really don’t like to be spouted at – we like to have a go at a thing so bring the thing, not a picture of the thing or a talk about the thing.

Call for proposals – deadline for submissions: 22 February 2016


Science in Public


July 13-15, 2016 | Canterbury, 2016

The annual Science in Public conference is an occasion for cross-disciplinary debate and discussion and a forum for sharing all work considering the relationships between science, technology, medicine and their multiple publics. We welcome submissions from scholars of, for example, science communication, history of science, science policy, geography, psychology, literature, social or cultural studies and practitioners of communication, engagement or the arts in relation to science. Papers may relate to science in mass media, museums or online spaces; public engagement and participation; popular science and its histories; science, publics and policy; and science in fictions, art and cinema.

The theme for this year’s conference, hosted by the Centre for the History of the Sciencesat the University of Kent, is Science in Public: Past, Present and Future.

Call for proposals – deadline for submissions: 11 April 2016


Erice Science Journalism School


June 25-30, 2016 | Erice, Italy

The Erice International School of Science Journalism based in Erice, Sicily announces 30 fellowships for applicants from European countries (covering travel, accomodation and fee) and 5 fellowships for applicants from non-European countries (covering accomodation and fee, but not travel) to attend the 2016 edition focused on “The Fundamental Science: from cutting-edge technologies to the heart of society”. The fellowships are aimed at science journalists, science communicators and students in science journalism and communication.

Call for proposals – deadline for applications: 10 March 2016.


ECSITE Annual Conference 


June 9-11, 2016 | Graz, Austria

The largest of its kind in Europe, the Ecsite conference is open to everyone interested in public engagement with science. Join this very special event and its unique balance of large crowds and friendly family atmosphere, broad thematic scope and focussed state of the art sessions, international perspectives and European touch, spotless organisation and room for surprises, peer collaboration and friendly criticism. Get a solid basis if you’re entering the field and be challenged to advanced strategic thinking if it’s future perspectives you’re after.

The “Colours of cooperation” theme not only resonates with Ecsite’s network activities: we are sure that collaborations, co-creations and partnerships are at heart of your daily professional activities as well. You and your team will get inspiration, motivation, tips and tricks, do’s and don’ts. You’ll discover cutting-edge tools, gain new knowledge, and walk away with a refreshed look on your own practice. Use this conference as a springboard for personal development, for unexpected ideas, for future collaborations.

The conference is being co-hosted by three organisations: the FRida & freD Children’s Museum, the Universalmuseum Joanneum and the association ScienceCentre-Network.


Comunicação de Ciência, uma Introdução prática


Junho 4, 2016 | Ermesinde, Portugal

Comunicar é cada vez mais crucial na sociedade globalizada em que vivemos, seja com os colegas, com quem queremos que nos financie e até com quem sabe muito pouco sobre o que fazemos, como é o caso de quem trabalha em ciência e precisa de comunicar com o público em geral.

Neste workshop ministrado pela comunicadora de ciência Catarina Amorim (Universidade de Oxford, Imperial College) vamos, recorrendo a “truques” de improvisação, storytelling e publicidade, assim como técnicas de body language, aprender como se cativa audiências e torna a nossa mensagem clara qualquer que seja o público. O dia no parque urbano de Ermesinde pretende também ser divertido e uma oportunidade para fazer network e brainstormsobre projetos de interesse para os participantes. Workshop organizado pela Ordem dos Biólogos.


Science Podcast Production


May 25, 2016 | London, UK

Award-winning science broadcaster Richard Hollingham presents an introductory hands-on course on how to podcast – from getting good quality sound and content – to getting your podcast online and heard. Podcasting may sound effortless but it requires plenty of effort to produce something that sounds natural, engaging and informative. The aim of this course is to get people understanding audio recording, how to get your science across, and what works best when there are no visuals. Richard explores different styles of podcasting and during the day small groups will work in teams as reporter/interviewee/producer to produce their own short audio piece.  The course will make people think about how best to communicate science and help you appreciate what it’s like to be on both sides of the microphone. It could even jump start your career as a science podcaster!


Gentle introduction to Science Communication and Public Engagement evaluation


May 23, 2016 | London, UK

This workshop will be of interest to science communicators and those in science learning and public engagement. This practical workshop will offer you step-by-step guidance on developing an evaluation plan for science communication and public engagement activities. You will be introduced to the principles that support sound evaluation practices and the range of methods you can use. Attending this workshop will help you address the following questions:

  • How do I start the process of planning an effective evaluation?
  • What does good (and bad) evaluation practice look like in science communication and public engagement?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of different evaluation methods for science communication?
  • How can I decide which type of evaluation is most appropriate to my evaluation question(s) or situation?
  • How can I avoid common mistakes in qualitative interview-based evaluation design and data collection?
  • How can I take resource and time constraints into account when designing my evaluation


Soft skills for PhD students in Biomedical Research

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May 16-18, 2016 | Coimbra, Portugal




Conferências passadas/ Past conferences:

PCST 2016 – Public Communication of Science and Technology

PCST 2016 II

April 26-28, 2016 | Istambul, Turkey

PCST conferences are a forum for discussing a wide range of issues in science communication practice, training and research but proposals for PCST 2016 are especially welcome on the conference’s main theme, Science communication in a digital age.

The deadline for proposals is 12 noon (GMT) on 1 September 2015.


Uma introdução prática à Comunicação de Ciência

Fevereiro 20, 2016 | Lisboa, Portugal

Este workshop tem como objetivo ser uma introdução à comunicação de ciência, mas também, de uma forma mais geral, a como comunicar de forma efetiva, “cativando” a audiência. Iremos aprender o que define um bom comunicador, e como, usando ferramentas de meios variados, do teatro de improvisação e storytelling até à publicidade, se pode criar um diálogo com qualquer audiência. O workshop terá uma forte componente prática de forma a familiarizar os participantes com os conceitos adquiridos.


How to do quantitative evaluation from start to finish: Assessing quality of experience and impact


January 20-24, 2016 | Aveiro, Portugal

This 5-day intensive face-to-face course gives participants a firm grounding in how best to conduct quantitative evaluations. Drawing on state-of-the-art methods, the course will be led by an internationally known expert in quantitative evaluation: Dr Eric Jensen (University of Warwick). The course is relevant to university students, those in formal education, informal learning practitioners, those working in universities, museums, science centers, zoos, aquariums, parks, government, NGOs/non-profits and others who conduct, commission or manage quantitative evaluations of social, cultural or learning initiatives, campaigns or activities.

Early Bird’ discount offer until 27th November


Comunicação Institucional e Responsabilidade Científica


Dezembro 17, 2015 | Lisboa, Portugal

Este Workshop tem como objectivo iniciar uma autorreflexão pelos investigadores do DINAMIA’CET sobre a utilidade social (lato sensu) dos projetos que desenvolvem, o seu impacto quer na sociedade em geral, quer para públicos mais específicos, incluindo comunidades locais, consumidores, governantes, etc.; e a formas de comunicação dos resultados do seu trabalho a estes públicos. Partindo do conceito ‘RRI – Responsible Research and Innovation’ recentemente adoptado na Europa e do enfoque dado à investigação inovadora e com impacto social, o Workshop pretende discutir como esta nova terminologia se articula com as linhas temáticas do DINAMIA’CET e quais as implicações deste apelo europeu para o nosso trabalho.




December 2-3, 2015 | Bristol, UK

Engage 2015 teases out the dynamic relationship between engagement and impact: how can researchers find better ways of involving people from outside academia in conceiving, shaping, producing and applying powerful research? Does such engagement actually create better research? How can we find reliable ways to describe the wider social benefits that engagement can create? Drawing on cutting edge practice across the disciplines we will explore what we know about how to make engagement processes work really well, on a local, national or global stage. Engage 2015 will provide delegates with opportunities to reflect on how, through collaboration and dialogue, we can create research that helps to change the world.


Working in University Outreach: How to train researchers


November 24, 2015 | Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

Do you work in a university supporting public engagement and outreach in STEM subjects? Have you been asked to develop and deliver training sessions for researchers? If yes, then this BIG Skills Day is for you! In this highly practical day we’ll share our experiences of running workshops for researchers. We’ll talk about the Who, What, Where, When and How of training academics at various career stages. We’ll share good practise, learn from other people’s mistakes and develop a toolkit of example activities to use in your own training. Bring along your own experiences to share and any challenges you’re encountering too.


Public Engagement: The future of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) – WEBINAR

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November 26, 2015

This webinar will look at future trends and opportunities in Responsible Research and Innovation. It is based on the exploratory work done by Engage2020 and will look at areas such as participatory research, citizen science & digital engagement and how these could develop in the future. We will in particular look at the use of ‘blended methods’ bringing together different approaches in new ways.



Broadening and Deeping: Mainstreaming Public Engagement – WEBINAR

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November 27, 2015

This webinar will look at the key findings of Engage2020 – in particular the policy options that are available to ensure that public engagement in science and technology becomes embedded and improved in research institutions. The discussion will focus on the different options available across the differing contexts in Europe.



A Ciência em 3 Actos: Sociedade, Prosperidade e Política


Novembro 19, 2015 | Braga, Portugal

Sob as luzes estará a sociedade do conhecimento, em especial do conhecimento científico. “A Ciência em 3 actos: Sociedade, Prosperidade e Política” é o título o evento, que vai levar a Braga nomes como Jorge Calado e Geoff Mulgan. O evento está dividido em três painéis. O primeiro, “A ciência é para todos?”, discute o significado de “literacia científica” e maneiras de a promover, seja através da educação formal, seja de outros meios. O segundo, “Mais ciência, mais prosperidade?”, levanta questões ligadas à relação entre investigação científica e prosperidade social e económica. Finalmente, «A ciência é uma boa política?» analisa a relação entre investigação e políticas públicas, seja do ponto de vista do benefício em apoiar as políticas em investigação empírica seja do ponto de vista dos riscos de “tecnocratização da política” ou de “politização da ciência” associados. Organizado pela Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, em plena Semana da Ciência e Tecnologia.




November 10-11, 2015 | Bristol, UK

Communicate is the UK’s leading conference for environmental communicators, bringing together over 150 delegates each year to develop their skills, share best practice and debate the latest issues in engaging people with the natural world.



Science Communication Masterclasses 


November 9-12 | Bristol, UK

University of West England’s Science Communication Masterclass is an intensive, short course created to provide professional development in science communication. The Masterclass covers a range of topics including: the historical and social contexts of science communication, scientific literacy and public understanding, publics and engagement, face-to-face, media and online methods of engaging with the public. In addition, students are offered a choice of interactive sessions enabling them to concentrate on particular areas of interest.

The Masterclass has been designed for those with little or no experience in field of science communication and would be suitable for practising scientists wishing to enhance the public engagement element of their research, science graduates interested in science communication – or those seeking a career change, scientists/ teachers of science seeking continuing professional development and people working in Research Councils with a communication element to their role.


Biologia em Cena V

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Novembro 4, 2015 | Aveiro, Portugal

A Fábrica Centro Ciência Viva de Aveiro, o Grupo Experimental de Teatro da Universidade de Aveiro (UA) e o Núcleo de Estudantes de Biologia da Associação Académica da UA reúnem-se pela 5ª vez para a promoção e organização do Biologia em Cena – os três B´s. Histórias com mistério nas sombras, crime às claras, aventuras em silhueta, suspense em 2D em três mundos da Biologia. As artes cénicas reúnem-se à ciência, colocando em palco diversos temas de investigação que se desenvolvem no Departamento de Biologia da UA.

Inscrições até 3 de Novembro de 2015 para


JCom Masterclasses

jcom masterclasses

Several dates | Trieste, Italy

JCOM Masterclasses are short, intensive training courses to empower scientists, senior-middle managers of cultural institutions and other professionals to communicate science through different media to different audiences. Speakers and tutors are leading researchers and professionals in the field, who work on an international level. Both teachers and participants come from all over the world. Each course lasts 5 days and includes theoretical presentations, practical workshops and the presentation of international best practices. Keynote speakers are leading professionals in their sectors, academics and other experts on an international level. Participants have the opportunity to present and discuss their own projects, as well as collect suggestions from the speakers and colleagues. The courses are held at the Adriatico Guesthouse of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in a lovely small bay very close to the town of Trieste and the Miramare castle/park.


  • Developing successful exhibitions | 5-9 October 2015
  • Communicating current research to various audiences | 9-13 November 2015 / 1-5 February 2016
  • Developing successful museums and science centres | 7-11 December 2015
  • Facilitating the debate on the scientific and technological progress | 11-15 January 2016


Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Workshops


Several dates | New York, USA

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science workshops are typically highly interactive and delivered in small groups. We can reach more participants by adding instructors, by booking multiple sessions, or by having participants rotate between different workshops within a full-day or multi-day session


100x Ciencia – Communicating Frontier Science


October 7-8, 2015 | La Palma, Spain

100x Ciencia is designed with the objective of emphasizing the importance of the Severo Ochoa centres of excellence in national and international communication media, with the long term goal of improving the social awareness of the scientific research carried out, and providing clarity, accessibility, and efficient methods of communication and popularization. 100x Ciencia gathers together scientists and journalists.

There are a limited number of travel and accommodation grants for students of journalism and young journalists/communicators of science to attend the meeting 100xCIENCIA. Those interested in seeking the 100XCIENCIA support should apply before 24.00h on 19 July 2015.


EMME – Summer School for Science Communication


September 5-10, 2015 | Alexandria, Egypt

The EMME Summer School is addressing future leaders in the field of science centers and museums. This is applied by providing professional development programs, in both general management and field specialty skills. Beneficiaries are middle profile staff of existing science centers/museums and newcomers with projects of new science centers/museums and activities in the field of science communication from the Euro–Mediterranean and Middle East regions. EMME 2015 will be hosted by the Planetarium Science Center (PSC) at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt.

The deadline for registration is 31 July 2015