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[redpop] 12th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference

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Boletín RedPop    Agosto, 2011


Call for Proposals

Florence, Italy

12th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference
Quality, Honesty and Beauty in Science Communication

The 12th International PCST (Public Communication of Science and Technology) Conference will be held in Florence, Italy, 18-20 April 2012.

PCST 2012 is organised by the PCST International Network and hosted by Observa Science in Society, Fondazione Giannino Bassetti, Galileo Museum Florence and INAF National Institute for Astrophysics.

The PCST International Network and the Italian conference hosts have pleasure in inviting you to submit proposals for presentations at this major event.

Proposals are welcome for presentations on science communication and science in society research, science journalism, science museums, public engagement with science and technology and communication activities by research institutions.

The deadline for proposals is 30 September, 2011.
Submitted proposals will be reviewed by members of PCST Scientific Committee, and the final programme will be announced in January 2012.

Submissions should include:

To submit a proposal, please go to "Abstract Submission"

General information
All successful proposals will be notified by December 31, 2011. Papers will only be added to the program when the speakers have registered for the conference.

Reduced fees will be available for early registrants and students.

Plenary speeches will be delivered by leading international experts in science communication research and practice.

The official language of the conference is English. For further details and practical information please go to "Registration" and "Accommodation"


Other themes of interest are:

As always at PCST conferences, proposals are also welcome that address:


*= power point free session formats

Important dates and deadlines

1 May 2011 Opening of registration and proposal submissions

30 Sept 2011 Deadline for proposal submissions

December 2011 Confirmation of proposal acceptance and draft conference programme

Travel Grants for Junior Participants
Foundation Giannino Bassetti is offering two travel grants for junior participants presenting papers on the theme of 2Responsibility in Science Communication". The grants are available for participants under 30 years of age and include the covering of conference fees plus 600 euros to be used for travel and accommodation. To apply, go to the Foundation website

Social and Cultural Programme
Please go to "Social Programme"

Satellite Events
Please go to "Satellite Events"



La RED POP, es  una red interactiva que surge de la convocatoria realizada por UNESCO en 1990  y reúne a centros, museos y programas de popularización y divulgación de a  ciencia y la tecnología en América Latina y el Caribe. Funciona  mediantes mecanismos regionales de cooperación que favorecen el intercambio, entrenamietno y aprovechamiento de recursos entre sus miembros. 
A Red-POP é uma rede interativa que surge de uma  convocação realizada pela UNESCO em 1990 e reúne centros, museus e programas de popularização e divulgação da ciência e tecnologia na América Latina e   Caribe. Funciona  mediante mecanismos regionais de cooperação que favorecem o intercâmbio, o treinamento e o aproveitamento de  recursos entre seus membros. 

CIENTEC es miembro fundador, actualmente desempeña la Coordinación del Nodo Central - Norte y es miembro del Consejo Director  de la RED.


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