24 and 25 September 2015
Kultur- und Tagungszentrum Landhaus Solothurn
The two-day annual conference ScienceComm brings together Swiss science communication experts and offers them a platform for exchanging views and information. The conference is intended for representatives of higher education institutions, science festivals, press and public relations offices, the arts, museums and institutes of education as well as science journalists and politicians involved in education policies. A different inspiring venue and main topics are chosen each year. The conference has succeeded in establishing itself in the space of five years, attracting about 200 participants on average. It offers a programme rich in variety, both in terms of content and methods, including well-known keynote speakers from Switzerland and abroad as well as an evening programme.
ScienceComm'15 in Solothurn will address the following main topics: "Crisis of Science" (the integrity of science and society's faith in science) and "Open Science / Citizen Science" (transparency aspects, access to and participation in science).
We have already been able to engage two respected personalities as keynote speakers for "Crisis of Science": Prof. Dr. Gottfried Schatz (Basel University) and Prof. Dr. Mathias Binswanger (FHNW). Once again, you will have the chance to hear challenging views, acquire new knowledge, expand your network and participate in interesting discussions. Allow us to put together a varied and lively programme for you by sending us your abstract on the main topics.
David Spichiger, SCS