Statement on PCST conference in Istanbul

We deplore, and we are saddened at, the atrocity in Istanbul last weekend, as we deplore the Brussels bombings this week. Governments around the world are monitoring the situation and several have recently updated their travel advice.

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Pre-conference event: Workshops for early-career researchers and practitioners

PCST Network is delighted to announce four workshops for early-career researchers and practitioners as part of the programme for PCST 2016 conference.

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Istanbul / Turkey

Istanbul is vibrant, beautiful and safe city with a rich history. Istanbul with a heritage of many cultures and empires offers its hospitality to the community of science communicators. Spanning Europe and Asia, it can be said that Istanbul has been the meeting place of many peoples and cultures throughout the centuries and now is a multicultural city of many nationalities, cultures and religions which shows its hospitality to the world’s visitors in many ways.

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Looking forward to contributing a successful conference in Istanbul 

We are delighted to inform you that Prof. Mustafa Hilmi Colakoglu (Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education), Prof. Dr. Celal Bayrak (Dean of Faculty of Education, Hacettepe University) and Dr. Ahmet Uludag (Director, Science and Society, TUBITAK) will deliver the keynote addresses at the conference.

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Following 10 posters have been selected for a 3 minute talk on April 26 at 4.30 pm. The presenters of selected three ‘best in show’ posters will be given free registration for the PCST 2018 conference in Dunedin, New Zealand.

This session will be held in the Ballroom” as we would like to encourage as many people as possible to attend. 

The order of speakers will be as follows:

  1. Guoyan Wang, China – Einstein versus Newton: the historical influence of great scientists on big data analysis
  2. Anton Binneman, South Africa – The quality of science communication in South Africa through the media 2014-2015
  3. Anne Land-Zandstra, Netherlands  – Objective-centred learning in science museums, a systematic view of the literature
  4. Sarah Duit, Austria – Water @ school – engaging young students in a research project
  5. Robert Inglis, South Africa – Agent Zee – Role modelling agency by women in science
  6. Gokhan Kaya, Turkey – STEM and Makers FEST – Expo for public engagement
  7. Bernardo Gontijo, Brazil – Gaia Project Centre – An experience report on science communication about the biosphere research of ESPINHACO Mountains Range
  8. Joana Lobo Antunes, Portugal – Improving social media skills for scientists and institutions in Portugal
  9. Ben Creagh, Australia – Tools and tactics of elective science communication in an issues rich environment
  10. Sofia Otero, Chile – Science, art and online merge to disseminate Chile’s hottest heritage

Pre-conference sponsored event (Workshop  # 3): The Role of Science Communication in promoting Responsible Research and Innovation

Date/Time: Monday, April 25: 1:15 to 5:15pm
The workshop organisers: Rosina Malagrida & Steve Miller
Sponsored by:  The RRI Tools project –
Possible participants: This workshop is suitable for all participants.
The workshop is open, free of charge, to all PCST participants who have registered for the conference. There are maximum 30 places in this workshop, so make sure you claim your place now here. More Information


Turkish Airlines sponsors PCST2016 Conference
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Turkish Airlines is the Official Airline of the 14th International PCST (Public Communication of Science and Technology) Conference and special discounts up to %20 are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website  and use the event code “016TKM16” under delegate section.