Future of Science Communication Conference: Interactive Portal Now Available

On 24-25 June 2021, ALLEA partnered with Wissenschaft im Dialog to organise the Future of Science Communication Conference. Over 1000 participants joined virtual workshops, panels and lectures that sought to find ways to make science communication more effective and impactful. The event’s documentation is now available online in an interactive portal.


The portal allows people to revisit many of the 3 keynotes, 6 panels, 10 workshops, and 3 lightning talk sessions that were held throughout the conference, as well as to view the posters depicting the main talking points of each session.

The portal is arranged topically based on the main themes that were discussed throughout the two-day conference. Some of the themes include Fake News, which features a panel discussion with Prof. Dan Larhammar, Chair of ALLEA’s Scientific Committee on Tackling Science Disinformation; and Science & Politics, which features a panel discussion moderated by ALLEA President Antonio Loprieno. Other themes covered in the conference that can be explored in the portal are Research & Practice, Trust in Science and Citizen Science, each with their respective audiovisual content.

You can also find demographic information, such as geographic location and professional background, of the 1109 attendees of the conference in the Info & Sources section.

The international conference brought together actors from research and practice of science communication. Its goal was to sensitise the various stakeholders from science, science communication and politics to the respective challenges and to provide an impetus for stronger networking and transfer between the ‘science of science communication’ and European practitioner communities.

You can read our summary of the conference here and watch all the complete panels here. You can also read the summaries of Day 1 and Day 2 of the event published at the German science communication portal Wissenschaftskommunition.