The third edition of the University of Minho’s Conference on Science Communication has already been scheduled for April 29, in an online format and free of charge. The event, organised by students and the board of the Master in Science Communication at UMinho, will bring together communication professionals, researchers and academics in a debate on “Intersections – Art, Science and Technology”.
The Conference aims to reflect on the potential of creative processes in science communication, as a way of sharing knowledge and promoting scientific culture, focusing on good practices and new formats for science communication.
The panel of guest speakers will include Iberê Thenório, Brazilian journalist and founder of the Youtube channel ‘Manual do Mundo’, with over 17 million followers; Rosalia Vargas, President of the Ciência Viva Agency of Portugal and Director of the Pavilion of Knowledge; Paulo Gusmão, coordinator of the podcast programme Casa Comum, University of Porto; Maria Portela, science communicator and composer, Imperial College, London; Cristina Soares, consultant in science communication; Nuno Castro, Professor and Researcher, LIP Minho and ATLAS (CERN); Bruno Pinto, researcher and communicator of science and environment, MARE, University of Lisbon; and Joana Miranda, director Media Arts, GNRation.
The programme includes three workshops that aim to support the training and skills development of science communicators. Pedro Alvito, monitor at the Museum of Natural History and Science of the University of Porto (MHNC-UP); Constança Freire, writer and communication technician, MHNC-UP; and Telmo Dourado, a specialist in Media for television, RTP, are the invited trainers.
The III Conference on Science Communication will take place on April 29, starting at 09.45 am. The event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. The full program and registration form are available on the event’s website.