22 Juni 2022
Naturhistorisches Museum Bern

The 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.

The thematic focus areas are the tension between science and democracy, health and data visualization.

We are particularly pleased to announce Didier Trono, virologist at EPFL and former member of the Covid-19 Science Task Force, as the keynote speaker. He will share his rich experience in communication at the intersection of science, society and policy, and his ideas for future health and science communication.

Through the collaboration with the Agora funding instrument of the Swiss National Science Foundation, the exchange between researchers and communicators will also be promoted at ScienceComm'22. Once again, the Optimus Agora prize will be awarded during the congress, and two exciting panel discussions will take place. There will also be a supporting program in the Museumsquartier in Bern.


Céline Wittwer, SCS