PCST 2012


Dear PCST 2012 participant,

thanks again for your valuable contribution to the success of PCST 2012

With 670 participants from five continents and more than 450 presentations across different formats, PCST 2012 has set a new record in the history of PCST conferences.

The PCST 2012 Book of Papers is now on-line. Edited by Massimiano Bucchi and Brian Trench, it collects more than 100 papers presented by the participants during the conference.

Also, you can download the results of PCST 2012 evaluation survey. This survey provides important feedback on PCST 2012 and useful recommendations for future events.

In this website you will be able to download the complete pdf of individual abstracts, listen to podcasts from PCST 2012 Radio lab, watch a photo gallery of the conference and glance through the press review.

The Conference has been held under the patronage of:

Main Themes

What does quality mean in science communication?
Evaluating public communication of science
Art and/in science communication
Two decades of academic publishing in PCST
Ethics and aesthetics of science communication
Communicating the social sciences
Reflexive challenges: communicating PCST?
Emerging trends and issues in science communication
Changing media, changing formats, changing science communication models?
Public communication of technology: the ‘Cinderella’ of PCST?

Plenary Speakers :

Piero Angela
(RAI, Italian Public TV)
Felice Frankel
Semir Zeki
(University College London)
Martin W Bauer
(LSE, editor of journal Public Understanding of Science)
John Durant
(MIT Museum of Science)
Edna Einsiedel
(University of Calgary)
Bruce V Lewenstein
(Cornell University)
Ilaria Capua
(OIE-FAO Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and IZSVe)
Massimiano Bucchi
(Università di Trento)

Organizing Secretariat

Piazza Adua 1/d
50123 Firenze – Italy
Tel. +39 055 2608941