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13 Mar 2017   Call for proposals: 2018 PCST Conference

The PCST Network invites you to submit proposals for presentations at the PCST Conference 2018 in New Zealand, 4–6 April 2018. The closing date for submissions is 12 noon (GMT) on 1 October 2017.

15 Feb 2017   PCST and RedPop sign agreement

PCST Network is delighted to announce that it has signed a Co-Operation Agreement with RedPop, the science communication network for Latin America and the Caribbean.


3 Oct 2016   Feedback on PCST Conference, Istanbul

More than half of the registered delegates (318) to the April 2016 PCST Conference in Istanbul Turkey responded to an online survey seeking their feedback about the conference.

What did participants like? What suggestions do they have for future conferences?

20 Aug 2016   PCST symposium in Latin America

Science communicators from across Latin America met in San José, Costa Rica, on 28-30 September to discuss science communication as a profession: training, responsibilities and roles.  Further details

31 May 2016   Gultekin Cakmakci elected Life Member

Gultekin Cakmakci has been elected a life member of the PCST Network.  PCST President Brian Trench said that Gultekin did an outstanding job in difficult circumstances as Chair of the Local Organising Committee for the PCST Conference in Istanbul.

15 May 2016   Istanbul a 'safe and successful conference'

The PCST Network is proud to have presented a safe and successful PCST 2016 conference that was attended in Istanbul last month by 300 people from over 40 countries.

15 May 2016   Fresh faces elected to PCST Committee

Candidates from Mexico, Israel, England, Colombia, Germany and USA have joined the Committee in elections held in April.

15 May 2016   PUS discount for PCST Members

PCST Members will receive a discount of 37.5 per cent on the individual print subscription to the journal, Public Understanding of Science.

15 May 2016   Lewenstein plenary in Istanbul: Expertise, democracy and science communication

"What is PCST for? I want to argue that PCST is fundamentally a tool of democracy, a tool for strengthening the ability of citizens to govern themselves in open, transparent ways that serve social justice. But thinking about PCST in that way faces two challenges..."

27 Apr 2016   President Brian Trench opening speech at PCST14 in Istanbul

Every two years we come together to take stock, to hear new ideas and reconsider familiar ones, to meet new colleagues and friends and refresh existing relations. Over nearly thirty years now, we have met in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Latin America, North America and Europe.

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2018 PCST Conference: Dunedin, NZ

Dunedin is the host city for the next PCST Conference, in 2018.

Dunedin, New Zealand's oldest city, a university city of Scottish heritage, possesses a unique combination of cultural riches, fine architecture and world-famous wildlife reserves on the Otago Peninsula.

Visit Dunedin, a heritage city, where you find a wide range of accommodation, restaurants, cafés, arts & crafts, attractions and eco-tours and cruises to the wildlife situated on the Otago Peninsula that is unique in the world.

Proposals for the 2018 Conference

PCST will issue a call for proposals for papers, discussions, performances and workshops early in 2017.

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