ScienceComm'23 workshop | Engaging for change: risks and opportunities
To address the complex and intertwined global challenges we face, scientists are increasingly called to provide their expertise not only as knowledge producers but also as communicators, advisors and sometimes even activists. This workshop, in the form of a world café, aims to entice discussion among participants on what it means for scientists to engage with policymakers, civil society, the public, and the media. In this context we will discuss the difference between science advice, advocacy and activism. What values and risks are these categories associated with? And with what skills and resources can these boundaries be navigated effectively?
ScienceComm is a national meeting providing a space for exchange of experiences among the three language and cultural regions of Switzerland. The annual congress is a platform for professional dialogue and focuses on networking, interaction and participation.
This year, the meeting features two focus themes: "from knowledge to dialogue to action" and "science communications' accessibility and fun factor".