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What’s on the menu?

Pull up a chair and join us for a special lunchtime talk and come and stir the pot a little! This time we will be discussing the possibilities of how we can democratise science communication events by bringing them online. Join our lineup of researchers and speakers for an open discussion and interactive presentations about how we can diversify science festival audiences by running real-world and digital activities, and the lessons that have been learnt by the science communication community throughout the age of COVID-19.

Who’s in the Kitchen?

We are joined in the kitchen this time by our co-hosts from the University of Malta. For this stimulating discussion, we will have speakers with years of experience in public engagement and science communication, who all have had to relearn what it means to organise outreach events in the hybrid world we find ourselves in! With speakers from Ireland, Malta, and Poland, talking about how the move into the digital realm has opened up science to everyone!

Featuring contributions from:

Eric Jensen – Brinson Foundation Civic Science Fellow, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Associate Professor, University of Warwick, and co-author of the paper –

How does moving public engagement with research online change audience diversity? Comparing inclusion indicators for 2019 & 2020 European Researchers’ night events

Edward Duca – Lecturer University of Malta, Board member EUSEA, Secretary Malta Chamber of Scientists, Co-ordinator Science in the City Festival, and co-author of the paper-

How does moving public engagement with research online change audience diversity? Comparing inclusion indicators for 2019 & 2020 European Researchers’ night events

Małgorzata Biylnik – Participant opinion poll coordinator, Inclusion scene coordinator at Silesian Science Festival and worker of Candidates and Alumni Office at University of Silesia

Anna Nawrot – Accessibility coordinator of University of Silesia in Katowice and Silesian Science Festival KATOWICE

Moderated by Annette Klinkert– EUSEA

What can you bring to the table?

We believe that topics such as increasing diversity in science communication and public engagement events must be openly addressed by the community and discussed with citizens. Several research studies have shown that a lot of activities do largely attract those already interested in science. Dialogue amongst practitioners and scholars is essential for the community to come up with new ideas to make activities more inclusive and diverse, after all: science is for all! No matter participants’ backgrounds, event organisers need to make sure that all are included. Come share your thoughts with us!

Would you like to book your spot at the table?

Join us, and add a little pinch of what you think.

Click here to reserve your seat at the table: 17th June 2022, 12:00-13:30 CEST (11:00-12:30 BST)

Science in the City is part of the European Researchers’ Night, an EU-wide celebration. It has been funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (under grant agreement No 101061120), and a number of corporate sponsors. It is recognised as a Festival by Europe for Festivals and Festivals for Europe (EFFE). This communication reflects the author’s view and the European Commission is not responsible for any information it contains.

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