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Conversations on trust in science and technology

University of Waterloo

This event featured Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland, who spoke on the importance of trust in science and technology, followed by a panel discussion with Canada Research Chair Ashley Mehlenbacher, and University of Waterloo's Dean of Engineering Mary Wells. The lecture launched a new scholarly network at the University of Waterloo, called the "Trust in Research Undertaken in Science and Technology (TRuST)" network. Find more details and a link to a video of the event at the link below.

Science Journalists Association of India Conference 2023

Science Journalists Association of India (SJAI)

"The Science Journalists Association of India (SJAI) is delighted to announce its inaugural conference - a one-of-its kind symposium bringing together science journalists, communicators, scientists, technologists and policymakers with a shared purpose: To shape the future of science journalism in India. We invite journalists, communicators, students, scientists and researchers to join us this November and become a part of a crucial conduit that brings together the intricacies of science and the curiosity of the public."

Are Facts Enough? The Power of Community – Annual science literacy workshop

Gairdner Foundation, Canadian Association of Science Centres

"The Gairdner Foundation's second annual Science Literacy Workshop is back on September 21! In partnership with the Canadian Association of Science Centres' ScienceUpFirst initiative and RCIScience, and sponsored by the Government of Canada and CIHR and TELUS Health, this free, in-person workshop will explore what science literacy is and its role in building science culture. Join us during Science Literacy Week as we seek to uncover the power of community, and how researchers and science communicators can work with and within communities to foster science culture from the ground up. This interactive workshop is a unique opportunity to network and collaborate." Attendees can join in-person (and receive free dinner) or watch the event online through a livestream.

AMWA 2023: Medical Writing & Communication Conference

American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)

The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)'s annual conference includes training sessions and networking opportunities. Topics for the 2023 meeting include regulatory writing, health communication, scientific publications, career development, freelancing, grant writing, and more.

Science essentials for local reporters

SciLine, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

This free, one-hour “crash course” — designed specifically for local and general assignment reporters — teaches basic principles about how science works and ways it can be used to strengthen virtually any news story. Former longtime Washington Post science reporter Rick Weiss and Ph.D. neuroscientist Tori Espensen cover do’s, don’ts, and pitfalls to watch for when including science in your news reporting. This course is offered periodically throughout the year; check the link for the next offering.

American Association for the Advancement of Science: Annual Meeting 2024

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

The AAAS Annual Meeting is one of the largest science conferences in the world. As such, it typically draws many science journalists and communicators who cover meeting talks and participate in networking events, such as the Kavli Awards reception. About the 2024 meeting, AAAS President and Chair Keith Yamamoto writes: "The Annual Meeting theme, Toward Science Without Walls, will explore the consequences of barriers that currently fragment our community, separating us by discipline, approach, institution, nation, access, wealth, seniority, race, and gender. We will consider solutions, and envision a seamless ecosystem that would drive more innovative, equitable, rapid, open science and technology."

Talking Maths in Public

Talking Maths in Public is a U.K.-based conference that runs every two years for people who work in, or otherwise participate in, communicating mathematics to the public. The event is independently organized, and funded by ticket sales and grants from mathematical institutions. TMiP is run by an independent committee of people who work in different areas of math communication, and the event includes workshops provided by expert guests, discussions on varied topics, networking sessions and chances to share ideas and showcase projects. For those in the U.S., you can learn about and join an effort to create a U.S. based conference inspired by TMiP here:

SciPEP 2023: New Insights for Communicating Basic Science

SciPEP (Science Public Engagement Partnership), a collaboration of The Kavli Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy, will host a virtual conference for science communication scholars, practitioners, and trainers to exchange research and insights, and engage around ideas for next steps to support discovery science communication. The two-day program, to be held July 25-26, 2023, follows up on a 2021 convening that brought together more than 1,200 participants from 60 countries.

Course in Science Journalism – World Federation of Science Journalists

World Federation of Science Journalists, SciDev.Net

This free online course in science journalism was developed by the World Federation of Science Journalists in close cooperation with the Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net). The course is ready for use by professional journalists, journalism students, and teachers. Each lesson consists of an e-lecture with examples, self-teaching questions, and assignments. Course materials are available in 10 languages. "The lessons cover major practical and conceptual issues in communicating science. They explain how to find and research a story, how to identify which expert is right, how to interview, how to write, and how to use social media."

Science Talk 2023

Association of Science Communicators

Science Talk is an annual conference by the Association of Science Communicators. The 2023 iteration includes in-person and virtual programming, featuring talks, workshops, networking, and more.

Inclusive SciComm Symposium

University of Rhode Island

"The biennial symposium brings together people who work to shift science and science communication toward a just, equitable, and inclusive future. Attendees work across diverse disciplines and settings, such as practitioners, researchers, teachers, students, community organizers, engineers, medical and technical professionals, and more. "The next symposium will take place both virtually and in-person. The in-person part of the conference will take place at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island, U.S.A., October 19-21, 2023;  virtual sessions will be held on 9/29/23, 10/6/23, 10/13/23, and 11/3/23."

Health Journalism 2023


AHCJ's annual conference includes workshops, panels, and other sessions geared toward health journalists. News briefs covering the 2023 event are available online.