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Listed below is a calendar of events, meetings or conferences in the field of Science and Environment Communication.

FEST 2008 - International Science Media Fair. 16-20 April, 2008. Trieste, Italy.

FEST is a laboratory of ideas that experiments new forms of dialogue between science and the general public, a science communications festival which features books, journals, radio, tv, web and blog presented thematically in a vast multimedia and interactive bookstore. The bookstore forms the hub of a rich programme of events, encounters, conferences, exhibitions, theatre and cinema on (...)
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British Council seminar "Communicating the beauty of science". 25–30 March, 2008. Edinburgh, England.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead : his eyes are closed. The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. Albert Einstein Science (...)
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National Council for Science and Technology, National Seminar on Science Communication through Creative Genres. February 20-23, 2008. Dehradun, India.

Generally, science is considered to be dry, boring, hard, and difficult to understand for a common man and if science is to be communicated universally down to masses, we need to present science in an interesting, simple, lucid, and in a form comprehensible to the common man. This also means that while doing so, we need to defy existing tenets of medium, language, presentation, literacy, (...)
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Symposium "Communicating science to the young - Future networks". 31 January - 2nd February 2008. Vienna, Austria.

Why communicating science to the young ? Making science more accessible and understandable for the general public has become in important goal in Europe in recent years. Numerous approaches have been pursued to promote young people’s interest in science and to bring about a change in children’s and young people’s perception of careers in science. However, current research clearly reveals a (...)
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European Forum on Science Journalism. 3-4 December, 2007. Barcelona, Spain.

How to strengthen science coverage in the European press ? How to convince editors to run science stories ? How to assess the trustworthiness of scientific research ? How to explain science in an understandable fashion ? How to stimulate public interest in science news ? These are among the key questions addressed at the first European Forum on Science Journalism, taking place in Barcelona on (...)
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Communicating Climate Change. 19-20 November, 2007. Minho, Portugal.

Communication Climate Change : Discourses, Mediations and Perceptions University of Minho, Braga, Portugal Climate change is currently a prominent scientific, political, economic and civic issue with key implications for our common future(s). It mobilizes a variety of social actors and has figured highly on media agendas for around two decades. The communication of climate change within (...)
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