The London SciComm Socials Symposium

Join the London SciComm Socials on Thursday 11th May, at the Blizard Institute in Whitechapel (more information and tickets can be found here.)

In September 2015 we started the London SciComm Socials as a chance for science communicators* from across London to get together. Last year we held our first ever symposium and over 140 people from across the UK joined us to share their work and their ideas. On Thursday 11th May 2017 we are doing it all again, only BIGGER, BETTER, and in East London…

This year we are partnering with the QMUL Centre for Public Engagement (CPE), and Centre of the Cell.

We’ve tried to create sessions that reflect the community that have come to the London SciComm Socials so far, while also listening to the feedback we received following the previous symposium. Last year you told us you wanted more opportunities to network, so this year Centre of the Cell will be offering special mini-tours for symposium attendees – a perfect opportunity to see inside a science education centre and get to know your fellow symposium attendees better.

We have an exciting line-up of speakers from across the world of science communication and public engagement. All the money from ticket sales will go to the Stifford Centre. I hope you can join us for what I hope will be an enjoyable day of networking, sharing, and interesting speakers.

You can find out more (and buy a ticket) here, and you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

* We’ve met academics from a range of subjects (not all science!), teachers, learned society staff, people who co-ordinate public engagement in universities, social media people, TV presenters, podcasters, writers, performers, documentary film makers, comedians, press officers, scicomm students, bloggers, historians of science, museum folk and we want to meet even more people…

Kimberley Freeman | Executive Officer for Public Engagement and Manager, Centre for Public Engagement