The PCST Network seeks to promote new ideas, methods, intellectual and practical questions, and perspectives on the communication of science and technology.

Specifically, it aims to:

  • improve the theoretical understanding of science communication by providing a forum to consider the latest developments
  • improve the practice of science communication by providing a forum to consider strategies and methods
  • promote an exchange between practitioners and theoreticians, to improve both the study and practice of science communication.

PCST Conferences take place every two years, bringing together practitioners, educators and researchers in the diverse and growing field of science communication. They include elements of academic and professional conferences, including presentation of research, reflections on practice, and practical workshops and demonstrations. They attract participation typically from more than 50 countries in all continents and have been hosted most recently in Turkey, Brazil, Italy and India. Each hosting has helped boost interest in PCST in the relevant city, region or country as well as strengthening international networking.


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