May 1989, Poitiers, France
PCST was born in May 1989 after the first International Meeting on Public Scientific Communication that took place at Poitiers, France.
The 130 participants from 14 countries decided to meet again to discuss the public’s growing need for more information about scientific and technological matters and all the problems and developments concerning science communication.
Since then the PCST Network has met every second year.
The founders of the movement include Pierre Fayard, Bernard Schiele, Valadimir De Semir and Suzanne De Cheveigne, all still actively involved in science communication.