Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference 2020+1

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Co-Chair of the Local Organising Committee and member of the Programme Committee for the International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference 2020 +1 (held virtually).

670 delegates from 59 countries.

The PCST 2020 Conference theme is Time, Technology and Transformation. These themes reflect our setting in Aberdeen, a city that has transformed itself through technology and innovation moving from fishing to major scientific advancements across science and technology including the first full body MRI, contributions to the discovery of insulin and the identification of endorphins. The city is the major hub for Energy in the UK; an industry that itself has transformed from an Oil and Gas focus to a broader remit.

Aberdeen has been home to notable scientists including James Clerk Maxwell and brought a wide range of those interested in the sciences together, having hosted major science meetings such as the 1859 British Association Meeting for the Advancement of Science. Today the city hosts a vibrant programme of events, venues and activities that connect the public with science and technology, these include being the host of the British Science Festival in 2012.

The conference will also bring together a diverse group around a share interest in science communications enabling new connections between practitioners and researchers and across national and cultural boundaries.

Local Organising Committee

Dr Heather Doran, University of Dundee

Prof Alexander Gerber, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

Dr Barbara Gorgonia, University of Aberdeen

Prof Neil Gow, University of Exeter

Prof Richard Holliman, Open University

Prof Marcel Jaspers, University of Aberdeen

Mr Graeme McKay, Visit Aberdeenshire

Prof Sandy Oliver, University College London

Mrs Nikki Pearce, University of Aberdeen

Dr Ken Skeldon, Wellcome Genome Campus

Dr Melanie Smallman, University College London

Period24 May 202128 May 2021
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational