special call for proposal on COVID and science communication - ONLY 18 days left to submit

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special call for proposal on COVID and science communication - ONLY 18 days left to submit

PCST2020+1 Special call for proposals on COVID-19 crisis and science communication: Deadline 12 October 202016th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference25–27 May 2021, Aberdeen, Scotland

PCST Network announces a special call for proposals for its rescheduled conference, to be held in Aberdeen, Scotland, 25-27 May 2021. This special call reflects the circumstances in which it became necessary to postpone the planned 2020 conference. It is focused on the Covid-19 pandemic and its implications for science communication.The conference's overall theme remains Time, Technology and Transformation, but we now invite proposals that address the COVID-19 crisis. Preferably, these might relate to one or more of the following topics, but this is not an absolute requirement:The challenges of communicating the complexities and uncertainties of the new coronavirus and public perception of those dimensions; The impacts of the crisis on scientists' standing in society, given the multiple scientific perspectives and the politicisation of the crisis;The rapid emergence of 'star', 'hero' and 'celebrity' scientists and their role in public health messaging.

NOTE: You still need to select a theme (Time, Technology or Transformation) and a format for your proposal.

New proposals on other topics will not be accepted or reviewed. They must focus on the COVID-19 crisis and science communication. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm Monday, 12 October 2020 (GMT) and all submitted proposals will be reviewed from 13 October – 13 November 2020. The review is a two-step process whereby initial reviews are conducted by the Scientific Committee, then selections are made by the Program Committee. The authors will be notified of the status of their proposal(s) by email on 16 November 2020.

Note that you will have the opportunity to attend PCST2020+1 in person or virtually, if you are unable to travel due to pandemic conditions. More will be announced about that later in the year.



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