Conference dates: April 26-28, 2016
Pre-conference event: April 25, 2016

If you don’t have a presentation, you can attend the conference as audience. The audience can register the conference by 26 April 2016 or register at the venue.

The conference program  and abstract book is available at: 


  Time Monday
 (April 25)
Pre-conference event
 (April 26)
 (April 27)
(April 28)
08.00-09.00 Registration for workshops
(for PhD students and junior scholars)
Registration Registration Registration
09.00-10.15 Workshop  # 1 Science communication research  (09.00-12.00) Workshop  # 4 Evaluation of science communication (09.00-12.00) Opening Ceremony &
Plenary session # 1
Plenary session # 2 Plenary session # 3
10.15-10.45 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
10.45-12.00 Concurrent session # 1
(Papers, Panels, Workshops)*
Concurrent session # 4 Concurrent session # 7
12.00-13.15 Lunch Break Lunch Lunch Lunch
13.15-14.30 Workshop  # 2
(Science communication practice)
Workshop  # 3
(13.15-17.15) (Responsible Research And Innovation (RRI) Tools Workshop)
Registration Concurrent session # 2 Concurrent session # 5 Concurrent session # 8
14.30-15.00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
15.00-16.15 Concurrent session # 3 Concurrent session # 6 Concurrent session # 9
16.30-17.45 Free time Poster session  # 1 Performances & Videos PCST Annual General Meeting Plenary session # 4 &
Closing Ceremony
19.00-21.00 Welcome Reception, Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise Tour Social Program (optional):
Gala Dinner

* Concurrent sessions include oral papers, panels, symposiums and workshops
** PCST Scientific Committee meeting will be held at “Valencia room”on April 25, 2016 (15.00-19.00) and the second meeting will be held at “Valencia room” on April 29, 2016 (09.00-13.00).

The programme is available at:

Plenary session # 1
Welcome talks (Mustafa Hilmi Colakoglu, Celal Bayrak, Ahmet Uludag)
Presidential address (Brian Trench)
Laughing About Science (Joan Leach)
Chair: Gultekin Cakmakci

Plenary session # 2 
Can we Speak of cience Communication in Turkey? (Ciler Dursun)
Science Communication as Political Communication (Dietram Scheufele)
Chair: Michelle Riedlinger

Plenary session # 3
Media Narratives and Influences in COP21 (Owen Gaffney)
The Rise and Fall of Science Journalism (Stefan Russ-Mohl)
Chair: Jenni Metcalfe

Plenary session # 4 
Expertise, Democracy and Science Communication (Bruce Lewenstein)
Responses and discussion with Bruce, Tiffany Lohwater (AAAS Director of Public Engagement) and Sarah Davies (co-author, Beyond Deficit and Dialogue, 2016) and others
Chair: Lloyd Davis, host of PCST 2018

The presenters of selected three ‘best in show’ posters will be given free registration for the PCST 2018 conference in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The presenters of posters are asked to take note of the following:

  • Posters will be displayed through the full conference; presenters are asked to put them in place at latest by lunch-time on the first day.
  • Posters should be max. 70 cm Width and 100 cm Height.
  • Posters will be displayed in groups, according to their theme (Digital Age, Ethics and Arts, etc.)
  • Posters can be accompanied by a screen-based display; for this purpose, presenters will need to bring their own laptops.
  • Presenters should always have a note displayed with their poster stating when they will next be physically present to discuss it.
  • At the poster session in the programme – Tuesday, 16.30 – ten presenters will be given the opportunity to talk briefly (3 minutes) about their posters. These ten will be notified at lunch-time on that day.
  • On the final day of the conference, three posters will be selected as the ‘best in show’. The presenters of these three posters will be given free registration for the PCST 2018 conference in Dunedin, New Zealand.