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TRENTO, 26-27 October 2017

In 2017, the international peer reviewed journal Public Understanding of Science, founded in 1992, celebrates its 25th anniversary.
On this occasion, leading scholars in the field are invited to imagine and reflect upon the future scenarios of Science in Society, discussing the main trends and challenges for research, publishing, science communication and public engagement. Go to the website

Planning engagement activities for science festivals


By Elly Zimmer, Ph.D.

Science engagement at festivals can be very valuable in reaching large and diverse audiences.

Social and cognitive sciences are rarely represented at such festivals, unlike the more well-known physical sciences (e.g., astronomy, chemistry). Thus, this commentary has two main goals.
  • First, it is an exhortation for scientists from smaller or less well-known fields to participate in festivals in order to increase public appreciation of the breadth of scientific study. 
  • Second, we offer practical advice on how to design and run festival activities for scientists who are interested in participating in festivals.
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