We are happy to invite you to the European Science Engagement Conference 2020, to be held in Cork, Ireland, 16-17 April. Make sure to arrive a day early to enjoy a very special Pre-Conference Program on 15 April!

Three organisers will work together to prepare an exciting program: The Cork Institute of Technology, Blackrock Castle Observatory and EUSEA.

Since the venue of #EUSEA2020 will be the renowned Cork Music School we chose a conference-topic related to this very special location:

Conducting Public Engagement in Times of Dissonances.

These questions will guide our discussions:

  • What does it mean to be a good conductor working with an increasing variety of players?
  • How can we make the “sounds of science” be heard in a cacophony of different noises?
  • Should we strive for harmony? Or seek and enjoy dissonances as those musical elements who make a piece interesting?
  • How do we compose good science communication? And who are our listeners?

Send us your ideas related to this topic, the call for proposals is open: https://eusea.info/eusea-annual-conference/call-for-proposals/

The European Science Engagement Conference annually unites an international community of science communication and public engagement professionals.

The main goal of this conference is to offer all practitioners in the field a Pan-European platform to expand their networks and enhance their skills via inspiring keynotes, interactive sessions and co-creative workshops. The conference aims to discuss relevant topics, funding programs and formats mainly related to the areas of public engagement and science communication.

  • The conference usually takes place in the months of April or May.
  • Calls for proposals for contributing to the Conference as a speaker, workshop facilitator or team session organiser are usually launched in September.
  • The program of the conference is selected by the EUSEA Board, together with the conference hosts.

Don’t miss this opportunity to share, discuss and develop the diversity of knowledge, experiences, tools and methodologies that make our field vital and relevant across institutions, topics and countries.