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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL APRIL, 30

The International Conference on Science Communication (Journées Hubert Curien) will take place in Nancy (France) from 4 to 7 September 2012. Open to all science communicators (researchers, PhD students, science journalists, science and technology museum curators, communication officers...)


INSCRIPTIONS OUVERTES // TARIF RÉDUIT AVANT LE 30 AVRIL

Les Journées Hubert Curien auront lieu à Nancy du 4 au 7 septembre 2012. Le colloque est ouvert à tous les chercheurs, doctorants, chargés de médiation scientifiques, communicants, journalistes scientifiques, responsables et animateurs de musées et centres de science... Faites passer l'info !


How to register: Click on this link (registration form online): www.jhc2012.eu


PRESS RELEASE - March 11, 2012 

8th World Conference of Science Journalists,
Helsinki, Finland, June 24 – 28, 2013

OPEN NOW!

WCSJ 2013 Call for Proposals for the 8th World Conference on June 24–28, 2013.

People wishing to give papers or organize complete sessions for the program  for the 8th World Conference on June 24–28, 2013, are invited to submit proposals electronically at the website  http://wcsj2013.org/call/

The conference will include a pre-conference day (24 June) with skill building workshops, three full conference days and day  (28 June) for tailored post-tours.  The conference language is English.

The main themes for conference days are:

25 June Theme: Our common values

26 June Theme: Our exciting work

27 June Theme: Our vulnerable world

Papers and proposals may include (but are not restricted to) these main themes or other common topics like:

- How to read scientific results – and make news

- Practice your social media skills

- Climate change, what about journalism

- Medical journalism in 2020

- Risks, frauds and public relations

- “Muzzling” scientists?

- Culture and science journalism

- Modern ways to earn with science journalism

- The role of national science journalists´ associations

- New ways to change the world with journalism

 
Please, note also possibilities to discuss about actual science topics, like new technology, drugs and vaccinations, health promotion, science policy, globalization, GMO, food production,  water problems, etc.


To propose a paper, please submit an abstract through the conference management system in on 15 May 2012 at the latest.

Please, find the web link and more information at our website  http://wcsj2013.org/call/

Welcome to Helsinki!

Ulla Järvi
Chair of the WCSJ 2013 Organizing Committee

Eeva Pitkälä
Conference Director  

www.wcsj2013.org
facebook.com/wcsj2013
twitter.com/wcsj2013


IST Lecture on April 12, 17:00 at the IST Austria Campus in Klosterneuburg.

Studying interneurons at the cellular and network level

 Thursday | April 12, 2012 | 17:00 | IST Austria Klosterneuburg | Raiffeisen Lecture Hall

Hannah Monyer is Head of the Department of Clinical Neurobiology and the Interdisciplinary Center of Neurosciences of the University of Heidelberg. She has received a series of prestigious awards for her research, including the German Federal Cross of Merit and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, and was awarded an ERC grant in 2009. Hannah Monyer’s work focuses on GABAergic interneurons in the hippocampus, a brain region involved in spatial representation and memory. Monyer presents her studies on the role of GABAergic neurons in long- and short-term spatial learning by interfering in their recruitment. Monyer illustrates how she studies connectivity of GABAergic interneurons using optogenetics, a revolutionary method using light to switch neurons “on” or “off”.

Further information: http://ist.ac.at/en/news-media/news/news-detail/article/ist-lecture-hannah-monyer/1/

Please register for the lecture (and shuttle bus) by hitting the reply button or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free shuttle buses are provided to / from the campus:
 
Shuttle 1: 16.12 from U4 Heiligenstadt/ public bus stop (return from IST campus at 18:48)

Shuttle 2: 16:00 from the Center for Brain Research, Spitalgasse 4, 1090 Wien (return from IST campus at 19:00)

IST Lectures aim to introduce eminent researchers and their work to a scientific audience and the general public. IST Lectures are given in English, refreshments are served.  
 
Looking forward to welcoming you at IST Austria,

Ursula Gerber
Public Outreach and Events
IST Austria
Am Campus 1
A-3400 Klosterneuburg

 


Science Showoff 5 featured cement, live art and some very amorous rabbits. What will Science Showoff 6 feature? You decide!

The gig is on Tuesday 6th March, same time, same place: The Wilmington Arms, Clerkenwell, London at 7pm.

To sign-up, please click here: http://wp.me/p1LEfs-60 As ever, the first seven to sign-up get to perform, and there is one slot for a reserve who might be called upon if one of the original seven drops out.

p.s. Anyone in Brighton or who can travel to Brighton might be interested in coming along to our first non-London gig on Wednesday next week. Details of the line-up and venue are here: http://bit.ly/x5AZcs



The Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2012 promises to be Europe’s largest ever general science meeting, and will be held in Dublin in July (11th-15th). Registration is now open, and delegates who register before 28 March can take advantage of a reduced fee. There are also opportunities to submit proposals for the Science-2-Business programme and travel grants will be awarded to a number of qualifying journalists.

The European Commission is a major supporter of ESOF2012, and we hope that the widely varied and exciting programme will attract thousands of European and international scientists, researchers, innovators, science communicators and policy makers.

You will find further information and registration details at:

http://esof2012.org/



Science Showoff is back again at the Wilmington Arms (http://bit.ly/x3JURx), Clerkenwell, on Tuesday 7th February at 7pm.

Can we beat last month's gig, which featured a stunning aria from an opera singer-turned-pharmacologist and the funniest best man's speech I've ever heard? Will we smash the new charity donation record we set of £455.85? I hope so.

Next week, Helen Arney will let the audience sing-a-long to a tune about time, space, maths and philosophy. Rhys “Lightning” Phillips will look at what happens when planes are hit by lightning (plus, why do some songwriters think that lightning is "very very frightening"?). And we'll go a bit CSI when our very own techie Helen Clarkson explains how forensic scientists identify human remains in mass disasters and gang crime scenarios.

Full line-up here: http://bit.ly/xcyWfI. Please come along, and please give generously to our chosen charity, the London Wildlife Trust http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/. We recommend a donation of £5. And because it's Valentine's Day this month, the person who donates the most gets a kiss on the cheek from me (or from our compere Steve Cross, if you ask really nicely).

Best wishes,
Louise

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@ScienceShowoff



ESOF2012, Europe’s largest general science conference, is coming to Dublin. Over the 5 days of July 11th-15th 2012, more than 5,000 scientists, business leaders, policy makers and international media will come together to discuss the current global scientific challenges.

A critical element to the conference is the Science to Business Programme which will offer delegates the opportunity to engage with business experts irrespective of what stage their idea, business or their entrepreneurial career might currently be located.

If you want to be part of these discussions now is the time to act.  ESOF 2012 is looking for creative and exciting session proposals that address the key issues facing entrepreneurs from a science background.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is the 13th of February 2012.

To submit a proposal, please follow the link to www.esof2012.org/calls. Criteria for proposals are available here along with instructions on how to make a submission.

Both I and the rest of the ESOF2012 team are available to answer any queries you may have about ESOF2012. My contact details are below and further info can be found at
www.esof2012.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Dublin for ESOF2012.   

Emma Critchley, Programme Coordinator
ESOF2012
Office of the Chief Scientific Adviser
Wilton Park House, Wilton Place
Dublin 2, Ireland

P:            +353 1 607 3044
F:            +353 1 607 3059
E:            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
W:           www.esof2012.org

Twitter: @esof2012
Linkedin: Euroscience Open Forum 2012



WFSJ Events at the AAAS Annual Meeting, in Vancouver, 18 and 19 February 2012

WFSJ will announce the 7 winners of trips to Norway during the AAAS meeting, in Vancouver
 Join Vesa Niinikangas, President of the World Federation of Science Journalists, and Nils Christian Stenseth, the President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Saturday 18 February 2012 at 4:30 p.m. for a Wine-and-Cheese Reception in the Reporters' Coffee Lounge area outside the Technology Workroom (Room 301) in the Vancouver Convention Centre.

WFSJ will announce the names of the winners of seven scholarships to attend the 2012 Kavli Prizes Ceremony, in Oslo, next September. Nils Christian Stenseth, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, will give brief remarks on the science they can expect to see in Norway.

To participate in this competition, go to Kavli Awards. The deadline is now the 31st January 2012.

Vesa Niinikangas, President of the World Federation of Science Journalists, will also – most probably – introduce the new director of the World Federation and will – most certainly – give some information on the upcoming World Conference of Science Journalists in Helsinki, Finland, in June 2013.
 
Meet the organizers of the 2013 World Conference of Science Journalists in Helsinki
On Sunday 19 February 2012, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. the organizers of the upcoming World Conference of Science Journalists and the World Federation of Science Journalists will host a Wine-and-cheese Reception and Social Hour looking ahead to the 8th World Conference of Science Journalists in Helsinki, Finland, 24-28 June, 2013.

This will be a unique opportunity to meet the Board members and the Executive of the WFSJ as well as the team organizing the Conference.

The reception will be held in the Reporters' Coffee Lounge area outside the Technology Workroom (Room 301) in the Vancouver Convention Centre. These receptions are held within the context of the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) which is being held in Vancouver, Canada, 16 – 19 February 2012.

World Federation of Science Journalists
4 Taschereau St.
Suite 390
Gatineau, Qc.J8Y-2V5



WFSJ Events at the AAAS Annual Meeting, in Vancouver, 18 and 19 February 2012

WFSJ will announce the 7 winners of trips to Norway during the AAAS meeting, in Vancouver
 Join Vesa Niinikangas, President of the World Federation of Science Journalists, and Nils Christian Stenseth, the President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Saturday 18 February 2012 at 4:30 p.m. for a Wine-and-Cheese Reception in the Reporters' Coffee Lounge area outside the Technology Workroom (Room 301) in the Vancouver Convention Centre.

WFSJ will announce the names of the winners of seven scholarships to attend the 2012 Kavli Prizes Ceremony, in Oslo, next September. Nils Christian Stenseth, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, will give brief remarks on the science they can expect to see in Norway.

To participate in this competition, go to Kavli Awards. The deadline is now the 31st January 2012.

Vesa Niinikangas, President of the World Federation of Science Journalists, will also – most probably – introduce the new director of the World Federation and will – most certainly – give some information on the upcoming World Conference of Science Journalists in Helsinki, Finland, in June 2013.
 
Meet the organizers of the 2013 World Conference of Science Journalists in Helsinki
On Sunday 19 February 2012, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. the organizers of the upcoming World Conference of Science Journalists and the World Federation of Science Journalists will host a Wine-and-cheese Reception and Social Hour looking ahead to the 8th World Conference of Science Journalists in Helsinki, Finland, 24-28 June, 2013.

This will be a unique opportunity to meet the Board members and the Executive of the WFSJ as well as the team organizing the Conference.

The reception will be held in the Reporters' Coffee Lounge area outside the Technology Workroom (Room 301) in the Vancouver Convention Centre. These receptions are held within the context of the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) which is being held in Vancouver, Canada, 16 – 19 February 2012.

World Federation of Science Journalists
4 Taschereau St.
Suite 390
Gatineau, Qc.J8Y-2V5



Calling All Journalists to the AAAS Annual Meeting!

Join colleagues from around the world in Vancouver, B.C. for science and fun at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Free registration is available to journalists via the AAAS virtual newsroom on EurekAlert!. Please log onto http://www.eurekalert.org/aaasnewsroom. A preliminary press program is now online at http://bit.ly/us4BAv.

NEWS AND NETWORKING: With more than 170 symposia, seminars and lectures to choose from, reporters at the world's largest general scientific conference will have ample opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research and hot policy topics. AAAS typically organizes 20 to 25 embargoed news briefings and medi availabilities over the course of the meeting. Science news headlines in 2012 are likely to encompass topics including: Biologging, archaeoacoustics, endangered and minority languages, advancements in the treatment of spinal cord injury, and hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas.

SPECIAL SOCIAL EVENTS: Social events for newsroom registrants only will include a welcoming reception Thursday, 16 February at the Vancouver Aquarium in beautiful Stanley Park; the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards gala Friday, 17 February at Science World; and the Canadian Science Writers' Association party at The Canvas Lounge, sponsored by Waterloo Region, Ontario -- Canada's leading tech cluster -- and brought to you by Communitech and its 800 technology organizations.


ADVANCE UBC TOUR: The University of British Columbia also will sponsor a tour of research facilities Wednesday, 15 February. To RSVP, visit http://www.ubc.ca/news.

BOOK YOUR TRAVEL NOW: When your newsroom registration is confirmed, you will receive a code number for making reservations at official meeting hotels at a discounted rate through the AAAS Travel Desk. Be sure to book your air travel and hotel reservations early! Visitors to Canada, including U.S. citizens, need a passport.

Please contact AAAS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 202-326-6440 with any questions. See you in Vancouver!

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