Conference on scientific communication at the Yugoslav Cinematheque on November 24 and 25

Conference dedicated to scientific communication and the concept of Open Science – Open Science Communcation Conference – takes place in Belgrade, at the Yugoslav Cinematheque, on November 24 and 25.

International conference OpenSciComm, organized by the Center for the Promotion of Science on November 24 and 25, at the Yugoslav Cinematheque, is dedicated to considering effective and proven practices of scientific communication in different environments and on topics from different scientific fields. The conference will bring together numerous experts, scientists and scientific communicators with the aim of establishing a dialogue on important topics dealt with by contemporary science, a valuable connection between the scientific community and society, and encouraging new ways of thinking about science and technological progress.

The program connects complex research concepts and topics with phenomena important to the general public, and the focus will be on the presentation of innovative and inspiring practices, exchange of ideas and approaches, and networking at the international level.
Some of the topics that will be addressed by the OpenSciComm conference are: scientific communication, open science, STE(A)M (Science, Techonology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) education, citizen scientific research, scientific journalism, connecting art and science (art-science practices), climate literacy and others.

In the program of the OpenSciComm conference, in addition to more than 100 speakers and 250 participants from 30 countries of the world, we will be joined by TED speakers, distinguished researchers and teachers, coordinators of European projects and managers of some of the largest research institutes, scientific centers and other organizations that are active in the world of science. The first day of the program is more oriented towards the scientific community and decision-makers, and the second towards teaching and education, and in this way we will gain a high-quality and valuable insight into today’s scientific communication.“, says Dobrivoje Lale Erić, head of the Department for International Cooperation of the Center for the Promotion of Sciencee.

Lectures, workshops and panel discussions will also deal with topics: how to make a STEAM event in a school with a limited budget? What can living laboratories and open education bring to educational processes in schools? How to deal with stage fright during a TV performance? What are the new possibilities for solving social needs with the help of citizen science? How can robots be used in education? Some of the topics will be quantum computing, origami practices for learning mathematics, transversal skills in STEAM education; opportunities for the systematic development of scientific literacy across the educational vertical and horizontal, and numerous other topics…

In such complex and difficult times for the global community and for each individual, it is necessary that scientific knowledge and values ​​leave the scientific framework as actively and quickly as possible and reach the broadest layers of society – to all those who want to be involved in science, but also to those who need to be additionally motivated and directly encouraged to experience science as a shared value. Also, an important goal is to present science as a professional choice. This process is not simple, but all of us who work professionally and operate in the field of scientific communication are aware that the success of our mission can revive someone’s life, or even save it.“, Eric points out.

Scientific communication refers to the academic discipline of public presentation of scientific topics, not only within scientific circles, but primarily targeting other social groups. It was founded with the aim of better understanding science and raising scientific literacy as an indispensable element of modern life. Communicating science to different audiences and active engagement of researchers within all segments of society, including policy makers and decision makers, are key factors in this process.

Open science and scientific communication bring fundamental changes thanks to the democratization of science and ubiquitous digitization, which reduce the gap between science and society. Communication of scientific achievements and results is extremely important for providing answers that science can offer to citizens, but also to empower young people and all other layers of society to use scientific and technological knowledge in a desired and critical way. Open science is based on the principles of openness and transparency throughout the entire process of scientific research, making scientific research and its dissemination accessible to all layers of society – both laymen and professional researchers.

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