Beltane Public Engagement Network

Opportunities Calendar

Jun
23
Fri
2017
ESOF is back! Let’s meet in Toulouse in July 2018! @ Toulouse, France
Jun 23 @ 10:54 am – 11:54 am

After Stockholm, Munich, Barcelona, Turin, Dublin, Copenhagen and Manchester, the 8th EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) will be held between 9 and 14 July 2018 in Toulouse, in the south-west of France. The biennial interdisciplinary European event dedicated to Science and Innovation will bring together scientific, economic, political communities and general public to debate recent advances in science and their impacts on society.

ESOF 2018 is constructed around the motto “Sharing science: towards new horizons”. The event will be divided into six different sections: “Science”, “Science Policy”, “Science to Business”, “Careers”, “Media & Communication” and the festival “Science in the City”. Scientific sessions will focus on four cross-cutting themes: “Risk and safety”, “Inequalities”, “Gender issues”, “Ethics” and ten thematic areas:

  1. Sustainable cities, sustainable living
  2. Global change: challenges and opportunities
  3. Science policy and transformation of research practice
  4. Frontier research and exploring extremes
  5. Health in our societies
  6. Understanding divided societies
  7. New trends and technologies in transport
  8. The use/mis-use of research and scientific advice
  9. Sharing knowledge
  10. A digital world

ESOF Toulouse 2018 will be a unique opportunity to celebrate science but also to discover the renowned “pink city”, its rich innovation ecosystem, stunning city centre, tasty dishes and fine wines as well as the sunny weather and welcoming way of life. Don’t miss out the opportunity to be part of ESOF 2018 in Toulouse!

Calls for sessions and initiatives for ESOF 2018

Calls for projects for ESOF 2018 are running!

The call for “Scientific Sessions” is prolonged until 23 June 2017. Make one or more proposals and take the opportunity to present your ideas, projects and expertise. ESOF 2018 will be a unique place for “sharing science” with international public across all scientific domains!

We are pleased to announce that the call for Initiatives for the Science in the City Festival has been launched! This Festival, dedicated to the general public, will be held from 7 until 15 July 2018. This open call invites all the related actors (associations, museums, researchers, artists, …) to propose their events about science or innovation and take part of the Festival programme. The deadline for submission for this call for initiatives is 30 September 2016.

Jul
30
Sun
2017
Engage 2017 – NCCPE conference | Call for contributions
Jul 30 all-day

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This year’s theme is Exploring Collaborations; the call deadline is 30th July and the conference itself will be in Bristol on 6-7 Dec 2017. Self-nominations can be for workshops or posters, further details about each option can be found on the website linked above.

Sep
14
Thu
2017
INTERACT Public Engagement Symposium @ University of Birmingham
Sep 14 all-day

INTERACT- AN ENGAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM

Thursday 14 September, University of Birmingham , Muirhead Tower.

This one day opportunity is for delegates  to share their experiences, gain new skills, learn new ways to engage with audiences, gain practical experience and see what else is out there that can help them develop and deliver high quality engagement.

STFC, the  Institute of Physics (IOP) and South East Physics network (SEPnet) are organising a day conference in Birmingham that promises to be both useful and fun!

The plan is to make this a lively one day event that offers the opportunity to:

  • be inspired by experienced outreach/public engagement champions
  • share your experience and good practice
  • take part in hands on interactive workshops and parallel sessions
  • see what resources are out there to help you in the marketplace showcasing engagement in practice.

The event will focus on the following themes:

  • evaluation and impact
  • reaching traditionally hard-to-engage/underserved audiences
  • schools outreach
  • sharing both good practice and past mistakes.

If you can attend, or if you are willing  to run a workshop please complete the drop down form on the registration site  and e mail neville.hollingworth@stfc.ac.uk . The intention is that delegates can vote on the final programme in July.

The deadline for registration is 30 June 2017. Please register for the conference here.   The event is  also hosted on the STFC website  at http://www.stfc.ac.uk/public-engagement/interact/

Sep
28
Thu
2017
Symposium | Using the mass media for public health: what’s the evidence? @ University of Stirling
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oct
4
Wed
2017
NUCLEUS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 8:30 pm

Nucleus

The goal of NUCLEUS is to identify and overcome institutional barriers for mainstreaming RRI (“Responsible research and Innovation”) in universities and other research institutions. At this year’s conference, the theme is “Facing the Challenge: Obstacles and Opportunities of RRI in Scientific Institutions”. We will present the findings from our interdisciplinary study conducted among academic leadership in Europe, China and South Africa, and introduce the Embedded Nuclei and Mobile Nuclei concepts that will implement new strategies in institutions around the world. We are expecting ca. 100 participants.

Note that for planning purposes and for discounted accommodations, early registration is advised.

Dec
15
Fri
2017
European Science Engagement Conference 2018 | Call for Proposals @ Madrid
Dec 15 all-day

Please send us your proposals for the European Science Engagement Conference 2018 until 15 December 2017.
We are looking for workshops, team-sessions or Horizon als sessions and workshops that include

  • significant trends, challenges and needs in public engagement and science communication;
  • strategically-relevant themes for science communication on a European or international level;
  • innovative developments that can, or should, impact on the future of our work;
  • outstanding communication formats, especially those with the potential to be game-changers;
  • factors that could alter our attitudes to science communication, or the attitudes of our audiences and target groups.

 

Further information available on the website linked above.

Feb
1
Thu
2018
Researching Together Conference @ John MacIntyre Conference Centre
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Who is the conference for?

Individuals and organisations interested in third sector research, in particular people who work in the third sector and academics. It is free of charge to attend.

Conference aims:

Third sector and academic delegates will have the opportunity to meet each other, participate in interactive sessions and hear about:

  • Academics and third sector researching together
  • Researching together with our service users or communities
  • How to support research collaboration and do it well
  • What third sector research tells us about working together more generally

Content:

The programme will include:

  • Sharing the Scottish Third Sector Research Forum’s evidence paper ‘Evidencing genuine co-production in the third sector’
  • Presentations from academics and third sector organisations about collaborative research
  • Research findings about funding for third sector/academic research collaborations

Cost to attend: Free of charge but booking is necessary.  Conference is supported by Scottish Government funding.

Mar
1
Thu
2018
Public Engagement & Performance Conference | Second call @ The Hepworth, Wakefield
Mar 1 all-day

This conference provides a platform to explore different ways we come to know, understand and communicate. The conference seeks to look at how to make our work more and impactful, it provides a supportive forum to showcase innovative methodologies, provides a protective space to share works in progress and gain inspiration from a variety of experts in differ arts and science practices, and gives an opportunity to connect with and forge collaborations with colleagues from the arts, humanities, social sciences.

Key notes, film and multi media submissions include:

“Imagination & Intuition” Sarah Smith, Award winning sculptor, http://www.sarahsmith.org.uk “Community Theatre” Paul Burbridge Artistic Director Riding Lights Theatre; https://ridinglights.org/whats-on/ “Collaborations” Delia Muir, Wellcome Trust Fellow https://deliamuir.wordpress.com/author/deliamuir/ films “Emotionally Fit” by Jackie Goode, a journey into fashion through the lens of an ageing body, “Cultural Rivers” by Melanie Hani and Elaine Drainville which explores the use of ‘Static Animation’ and ‘Axiom Documentary’ film making processes to identify issues relating to children who are first generational immigrants in the UK, I Think About It Every day by David Jackson, Re-Performing the embodiments of war through the use of multi modal methods and documentary theatre these are just a taster of some of the contribution a full list will be available at  http://engageyork2015.org.uk/info/.

To submit an abstract go to http://engageyork2015.org.uk/submissions/.

We have a dedicated “short film/documentary” stream and multi-media possibilities for performance pieces.

We welcome live performance, installations, dance and music.

We welcome traditional submissions of papers on any aspect of research practice, arts-based research, public/community projects, or issues concerned with social justice, human rights, ethical challenges and dilemmas, public engagement project and issues surrounding impact.

We welcome works-in-progress for our ‘in-the-round’ discussion groups.

NCCPE What Works Events
Mar 1 @ 11:31 am – 12:31 pm

There is no deadline for this opportunity.

 

The NCCPE are delighted to announce the first in a series of ‘what works‘ events. The first topic focusses on the use of social media in engaging the public with research.

Last year the NCCPE commissioned a short piece of desk research to explore the use of social media in engaging the public with research. The researcher found:

*         Researchers are mainly using social media for the purposes of peer-to-peer networking and dissemination, and many receive support from their universities to do so

*         Significantly fewer researchers use social media to open up conversations or invite collaboration from the public.

We are therefore looking to develop support for academics who want to engage the public with social media, and we are keen to hear from you!

What excellent practice have we missed? Have you researched the use of social media and have ideas of how to make this work well? Do you have tools to support people wanting to enhance their work in this area? Have you come up with ways of addressing the challenges in this way? If so, please read our latest blog ‘social media – a ‘go-go’ or ‘no-go’ for quality public engagement and submit evidence to our call for evidence.

If you have any questions or would like to suggest a topic for a ‘what works’ event, please get in touch.

Mar
5
Mon
2018
NCCPE What Works Events
Mar 5 @ 11:31 am – 12:31 pm

There is no deadline for this opportunity.

 

The NCCPE are delighted to announce the first in a series of ‘what works‘ events. The first topic focusses on the use of social media in engaging the public with research.

Last year the NCCPE commissioned a short piece of desk research to explore the use of social media in engaging the public with research. The researcher found:

*         Researchers are mainly using social media for the purposes of peer-to-peer networking and dissemination, and many receive support from their universities to do so

*         Significantly fewer researchers use social media to open up conversations or invite collaboration from the public.

We are therefore looking to develop support for academics who want to engage the public with social media, and we are keen to hear from you!

What excellent practice have we missed? Have you researched the use of social media and have ideas of how to make this work well? Do you have tools to support people wanting to enhance their work in this area? Have you come up with ways of addressing the challenges in this way? If so, please read our latest blog ‘social media – a ‘go-go’ or ‘no-go’ for quality public engagement and submit evidence to our call for evidence.

If you have any questions or would like to suggest a topic for a ‘what works’ event, please get in touch.

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The Beltane Public Engagement Network
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Phone: 0131 650 4874/4875
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