Future of Science Communication

Conference organised by Wissenschaft im Dialog and ALLEA

The Future of Science Communication Conference brings together European actors from research and practice of science communication. The conference will take place on 24-25 June 2021 in Berlin. It is co-organised by Wissenschaft im Dialog, the organization for science communication in Germany, and ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities.

Conference Topic

An increasing scientification of societal discourses, not only against the background of the corona pandemic, indicates that the communication of scientific knowledge will be even more important in the future. While the exchange of experience within practitioner communities is working better and better at the national and, increasingly, at the European level, the academic discipline of ‘science of science communication’ is only slowly emerging in the European research landscape. Hence, there is a lack of systematic, interdisciplinary overviews of research questions and areas. In addition, the transfer between research and practice in this field is still at a relatively low level. This lack of systematic transfer and networking leads to a lack of practical orientation in research as well as a lack of evidence orientation in the practice of science communication.

This is where the Future of Science Communication conference sets in: Its primary goal is to provide an impetus for stronger networking and further transfer activities in Science Communication. Only effective and evidence-based science communication can help to tackle the challenges in the relationship between science-public-media-politics in the coming years on the European level. We need science communication research that is well connected at the European level, systematically conducts excellent research, and promotes its transfer into practice.

Target groups

  • European researchers (senior/junior) from the ‘science of science communication’ (coming from different disciplines such as educational research, media and communication research, sociology, social psychology, etc.)
  • Practitioners of science communication, especially representatives from
  • SciComm initiatives and organisations
  • University communication departments
  • Museums / Science Centers
  • Foundations, NGOs
  • Companies
  • Science communication funding organisations from Europe
  • Science policy makers
  • Representatives from science management


24-25 June 2021

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Public and open to all.


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Antonia Neidhardt

Communications Assistant