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2021 SCHEDULE

Explore the schedule of SCI:COM 2021 and discover the talks, panels and workshops and great speakers for this year.
10:30
Sessions

HIVEMIND: Careers - Livechat Session

Breakout session
This is an unmoderated pre-programme live chat only session. Ask questions, seek or share advice on how to build a career in sci-comm.
11:30
Sessions

HIVEMIND: Event Technology - Livechat Session

Breakout session
This is a pre-programme livechat only session. Ask questions, seek advice and share your experiences with using event and other sci-comm technology.
12:00

Doors Open

Grab a coffee, visit the booths, network a bit or just take a stroll around and familiarise yourself with our event platform.
12:25
Stage

Day 2: Welcome

A quick look ahead to day 2 of SCI:COM 2021
  • JONATHAN MCCREA
12:30
Networking

Sigh-Comm: Failures in Science Communication

Comedian Colm O'Regan explores your failures in sci-comm.
  • Colm O'Regan
13:00
Stage

The Disinformation Virus (and What Science Communicators Need to do About It)

Disinformation is a major threat. In this session, Mark Little explains how content proliferates and lays out the challenges for disseminating quality research.
  • Mark Little
  • Dr Ruth Freeman
13:45
Stage

Large scale population engagement

A look at how governments and research institutions are engaging their public en masse to shape policy
  • Sanna Reponen
  • Margie McCarthy
  • Vincent Wade
  • Jeanet Bruil
14:45
Expo

Virtual Booths

Visit our Expo or meet new people in the Networking lobby.
14:45
Networking

Speed Networking

Hit the Networking lobby and get connected with someone new! Exchange contacts or extend the session - it's up to you!
15:30
Sessions

Breakout Session 1: Creating a Climate of Trust in Science

Breakout session
How can scientists and science communicators (re-)establish trust in trustworthy science in a changing media environment?
  • Maria Baghramian
  • Luke Drury
  • Shane Bergin
  • Ty Branch
15:30
Sessions

Breakout Session 2: Getting your hands on EU funding (and what you can do with it!)

Breakout session
This session will explain where to find available funds, best practices in applying for funding and how to efficiently run a successful new funding venture.
  • Aimee Stapleton
  • Felix Ho
  • Martin McHugh
  • Silvija Markic
  • Sarah Hayes
15:30
Sessions

Breakout Session 3: Neglected Issues in Science Communication: Part 2

Breakout session
This session explores the subjects, spaces and communities that are missing from these conversations and how can we learn from and engage with them as a sector?
  • Maria Elena Villar
  • Dr Clare Wilkinson
  • Hessam Habibi
  • John Slattery
  • Robert O'Malley
16:30
Stage

Tom Vanderbilt: Beginnings

Author and science writer Tom Vanderbilt chats to Claire O'Connell about why trying new things is good for us.
  • Tom Vanderbilt
  • Claire O'Connell
9:00
Networking

Doors Open

Grab a coffee, visit the booths, network a bit or just take a stroll around and familiarise yourself with our event platform.
9:30
Stage

Welcome

Co-Founder Jonathan McCrea welcomes you to SCI:COM 2021
  • JONATHAN MCCREA
9:35
Stage

In Conversation with Christopher Jackson

Professor Chris Jackson talks to broadcaster Jonathan McCrea about #blackinstem and the role of sci-comm in visibility and sustainability.
  • Christopher Jackson
  • JONATHAN MCCREA
10:15
Stage

Science Communication in a Pandemic - What has it taught us?

Despite expert scientific advice, daily international coverage and a common global purpose, the pandemic continues. What do we need to do differently?
  • Pete Lunn
  • Claire O'Connell
  • Steve Pritchard
  • Barbara Gormley
11:15
Expo

Virtual Booths

Visit our virtual booths and meet the community!
11:15
Networking

Speed Networking

Hit the Networking lobby and get connected with someone new! Exchange contacts or extend the session - it's up to you!
12:00
Sessions

Breakout Session 1: Comedy in Science Communication

Breakout session
Sci-comm doesn’t have to take itself seriously to be effective. This session will explore the use of comedy and improvisation to enhance science communication.
  • Ana Payo Payo
  • Kyle Marian Viterbo
  • Jessamyn Fairfield
  • Steve Cross
12:00
Sessions

Breakout Session 2: Neglected Issues in Science Communication: Part 1

Breakout session
This session explores the subjects, spaces and communities that are missing from these conversations and how can we learn from and engage with them as a sector?
  • Dr Clare Wilkinson
  • Tara Roberson
  • Aarti Kapoor
  • Lindsay Keith
12:00
Sessions

Breakout Session 3: Professional Learning Through European Collaboration in Science Communication

Breakout session
This session will demonstrate how European projects can present sci-comm professionals with new opportunities and open resources.
  • Brian Trench
  • Alessandra Fornetti
  • Joseph Roche
  • Sarah Davies
13:00
Stage

Let's Go Live! - AMA with Greg Foot and Maddie Moate

Greg Foot and Maddie Moate talk about producing their hugely successful Youtube science series and the technology they use to deliver live content anywhere.
  • Greg Foot
  • Maddie Moate
14:00
Sessions

Bridging the Gap: Workshop

Breakout session
Alex Gerber and Eric Jensen lead a workshop aiming to bridge the gap between practitioner and science communication research.
  • Alexander Gerber
  • Eric Jensen

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