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Future of Science Communication Conference

Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

Please note: The deadline for submission has now passed and application is closed.

Wissenschaft im Dialog, the organisation for science communication in Germany, and ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, are organising the Future of Science Communication Conference online on 24-25 June 2021. The two-day conference aims to bring together actors from research and practice of science communication in order to provide a platform for stronger networking and exchange of activities in the field. The application deadline for the Open Call for Proposals is 28 February 2021

Who can apply?

We explicitly encourage the submission of contributions by researchers as well as practitioners whose research and work is focused on science communication and the relationship between science, researchers and the public. Junior researchers should not be discouraged from sharing their insights. We are looking forward to receiving contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds.

We kindly invite you to submit proposals for lightning talks, workshops, or a poster session and help shape the conference through your expertise and experience.

At the conference, leading European researchers, as well as junior researchers from various disciplines (educational research, media and communication research, sociology, psychology, etc.) who investigate the relationship between science and the public, will meet practitioners from science communication, politics, media, and civil society.


We are looking for contributions from the following fields of research and practice: 

  • Trust in science

  • The Covid-19 pandemic as a challenge for science communication

  • Science communication in a digitized media world; Fake News/Disinformation

  • Science and politics

  • Crisis communication with case studies (e.g. on climate change, Covid-19 pandemic)

  • Target groups of science communication

  • Citizen Science & Open Science


Lightning Talk:

  • 5 to 10-minute presentation of a research topic or science communication project

  • Followed by a 5-minute Q&A session with the audience.


  • 90-minute interactive workshop formats

  • We are open for all kinds of interactive formats and encourage creativity and diversity.

  • Group work to foster intensive discussion of topics and development of new approaches with practical relevance

  • Participation of 10-30 participants.

Poster Session:

  • Participants can present their current research project or findings in a poster session.

  • During the poster session, each poster will be presented in a 3-minutes flashlight presentation, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Terms and conditions

The contributions for the conference programme can only be submitted using this application form. The programme advisory council evaluates all submitted contributions in a peer review process. You will be informed about your selection within six weeks. Participation is free of charge and includes catering during the conference programme. Travel and accommodation expenses can unfortunately not be reimbursed.

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