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The Organizing Committee invites you to submit session abstract proposals for the PCST Symposium «Science communication as a profession: Training, responsibilities and roles», to be held in San Jose, Costa Rica from 28 to 30 September 2016.

The deadline for submission of abstract proposals is 12 April 2016. Proposals will be peer reviewed and feedback to proposers will be provided by 12 May 2016.

This symposium seeks to promote professional development in the communication of science and technology, including a focus on Latin America.

The main objective of the Symposium is to strengthen the communication of science and technology globally through reflection, sharing and alliances, including through vocational education and training and best practice experiences developing the science-society interface.

The Symposium adheres to the objectives of the Global Network for the Communication of Science (PCST). https://investiga.uned.ac.cr/simposiopcstcr/sobre-la-pcst-3/

Target participants for the Symposium include professionals and students of journalism area, scientific management, educators, scholars, scientists, artists, promoters of scientific culture, communicators, including those responsible for communication units of the universities and research centers and other stakeholders in the interface between science and society.

PCST Symposium «Science communication as a profession: formal training, responsibilities and roles”

San Jose, Costa Rica, 28 – 30 Sep. 2016

Coordinators locals: Annie Umaña, Distance Learning State University (UNED), Alejandra León Castellá, CIENTEC

Venue: Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici

Organized by  Distance Learning State University (UNED), CIENTEC FoundationPCST: the global network for science communication, Latin American and Caribbean Network for the Popularization of Science and Technology RedPOP, The Mexican Society for the Communication of Science and Technology SOMEDICYT,  and Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications.

Supported by National Center for Higth Technology (CENAT). la  National Academy of Sciences, el National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICIT)University of Costa Rica,  Journalist Association of Costa Rica and UNESCO.

The symposium will be preceded by workshops and meetings and followed by an offer of tours to be announced soon.

Fotos por/Photos by: Roberto Vargas Masís


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