25 March 2016
The Committee considered three bids from cities wishing to host the PCST Conference in 2010, at its meeting in Istanbul in April. A preliminary decision has been made, but we are waiting on further details from the successful bidder before confirming the successful city.
The biennial PCST conference is a global gathering of the world’s leading and emerging science communication researchers and practitioners. Normally 400-600 practitioners and scholars of science communication attend.
Hosting a PCST conference provides an excellent platform for focusing regional attention on public science engagement and boosting local interest and expertise in the field.
The decision about the host of the 2020 conference will be made at the PCST Conference in Istanbul. Those bidding for the conference will be invited to speak at a meeting of the Scientific Committee, to answer questions about their bid.
The deadline for submitting bids has now closed.
Recent conferences have been held in:
- 2016 Istanbul, Turkey
- 2014 Salvador, Brazil
- 2012 Florence, Italy
- 2010 New Delhi, India
- 2008 Malmo-Copenhagen, Sweden-Denmark