Workshop on Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures III
"Communicating the Importance of Science to Society"
Oxfordshire, 8-10 April 2019
Science is exciting, enlightening, complex, fundamental, precise, logical and creative, all at the same time. However, for the public to get in touch with it and understand why it encompasses all these concepts, efforts need to be made to bridge science and society. With this aim, communication teams at research infrastructures work with a range of methods and channels. They make complex information more tangible and disseminate it as broadly as possible so that the public can understand and be engaged.
This conference aims to be a hands-on forum for communications, public relations and engagement professionals staff to share their experiences and expertise. The aim is that participants return home with new ideas for their work by learning how, and with which means, other research institutions are communicating the importance of science and of research infrastructures to society.
The first workshop on Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures took place in 2015. Given its success and very positive feedback from the participants, there was a second event in 2017 that was equally well received. The conference in 2019 will take place at the world famous Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, home to several of the UK's national facilities including the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, Diamond Light Source and the Central Laser Facility.
Early bird: £200 Deadline extended to: 15 Feb 2019. Register now
Standard: £250 Registration deadline: 31 Mar 2019
Registration includes all meals including the conference dinner, but not accommodation.
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Attendees need to organise their own accommodation. Our on-site hostel, Ridgeway House, is within walking distance of the venue, at £60 a night. Please contact The Ridgeway House directly using booking reference number 61503. You can also use the following options:
The ERF-AISBL Association has the not-for-profit purpose to promote the cooperation and the projects between european-level research infrastructures which are open, at international level, to external researchers. These infrastructures include national infrastructures as wel as european networks and consortia of research infrastructures.
The eight EIROforum organisations have extensive expertise in the areas of basic research and the management of large, international infrastructures, facilities, and research programmes. It is the mission of EIROforum to combine the resources , facilities, and expertise of its member organisatios to support European science in reaching its full potential. By cooperating on large-scale outreach activities, EIROforum communicates the importance and fascination of science to a wide audience.