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Call for Proposals: The Future of Science Communication Conference 

26 January 2021


PDF icon Application form for proposals for Future of SciComm Conference

The conference will be held on 24-25 June 2021 in Berlin.

Wissenschaft im Dialog, the organisation for science communication in Germany, and ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, are organising the Future of Science Communication Conference on 24-25 June 2021 in Berlin. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the two-day conference aims to bring together actors from research and practice of science communication in order to provide a platform for stronger networking and exchange of activities and expertise in the field.

Who can apply?

The contributions of researchers as well as practitioners are welcome, especially on work that is focused on science communication and the relationship between science, researchers and the public. Junior researchers should not be discouraged from sharing their insights. It is envisaged that contributions will be made from individuals with diverse backgrounds. 
Proposals for a lightning talk, a workshop or poster session are invited. At the conference, leading European researchers, as well as junior researchers from various disciplines (educational research, media and communication research, sociology, psychology, etc.) who investigate the relationship between science and the public, will meet practitioners from science communication, politics, media, and civil society.


  • Trust in science  
  • The Covid-19 pandemic as a challenge for science communication  
  • Science communication in a digitized media world; Fake News/Disinformation  
  •  Science and politics  
  • Crisis communication with case studies (e.g. on climate change, Covid-19 pandemic)  
  • Target groups of science communication  
  • Citizen Science & Open Science  

How to apply?
The contributions for the conference programme can only be submitted using the attached application form. After filling in all information, save the PDF using “Save as” and rename the document as “Surname_Application”. Please send the completed application to by 28.02.2021 at the latest.

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