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Wednesday, April 10

9:30 a.m.

Keynote Lecture

Science Communication in a diverse world

Bruce Lewenstein, Cornell University, United States.

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Professor of the Department of Communication at Cornell University. Widely known authority on the public communication of science and technology: how the public is informed about science and technology, as well as how the public understands controversial scientific issues and “emerging technologies” such as biotechnology and nanotechnology. Beginning with his training as a historian of science, he often uses historical case studies in his research. He has also done extensive work evaluating “citizen science” projects, in which citizens participate fully in the scientific process by collecting, entering, and sometimes analyzing scientific data. In recent years, he has helped connect the field of “public communication” with the field of “learning sciences,” especially around issues of public participation in science.

1:30 p.m.


Towards an international vision of science recreation

Rafael García Molina, University of Murcia, Spain.

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Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Murcia, in Spain, who also does solid work of science communication. His work shows a great commitment to bringing physics creatively to all ages through courses, experimental workshops, and collaborations with the media, such as the one he has maintained with RNE-Radio Clásica in the program ‘Longitud de Onda‘ or with 7 Television Region of Murcia in the program ‘LaboratoriUM’. As a result of his teaching and dissemination activity, in 2016 Rafael García Molina was awarded the ‘Prize for the Teaching and Physics Outreach’ organized by the Royal Spanish Society of Physics and the BBVA Foundation.

Thursday, April 11

10:00 a.m.

Plenary lecture

The public at the center: co-design as a strategy to build communication bridges

María Emilia Beyer Ruiz, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

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Current General Director of Science Dissemination at UNAM. She is the author of the books The Kiss Disease and Sounds, Smells and Colors: Communication in the Animal World that were incorporated by the SEP into the Classroom Libraries. They are also authored by her Gene or no gene: the dilemma of genetic knowledge; To see you better; Monsters, dreams and other stories seen from science and the children’s book Why are they hiding? published by the Economic Culture Fund. She is a full member of the Mexican Society for the Dissemination of Science and Technology (SOMEDICYT). From 2001 to 2006 she was the Academic Coordinator of the Diploma in Science Dissemination at UNAM. From 2003 to early 2008 she was the head of the biological sciences section for Pedro Ferriz de Con’s news program, broadcast nationally. She has participated as a speaker in colloquiums, conferences and seminars in various educational institutions in the country and abroad. She was a guest advisor at Columbia University, New York, to evaluate the “Frontiers of Science” course. From 2006 to 2009 she was the UNAM representative of the “Globalization of Scientific Knowledge” Project coordinated by the Max Planck Institute in Berlin, Germany. She is the museologist of the exhibition “Science with a Chocolate Flavor” that is currently touring the national territory. From 2020 to 2023 she was Director of Universum, the UNAM Science Museum.

Friday, April 12

10:00 a.m.

Round table

Public Communication of CyT: A young and vulnerable field?

Elaine Reynoso, Magdalena Maritz, Sandra Murriello, Ana Nepote y Julia Tagüeña.

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Group of experts with extraordinary careers in science communication in Mexico, Argentina and South Africa, who have important academic contributions in the field and, in addition, have held top-level positions in dissemination organizations.

5:30 p.m.

Closing lecture

The role of science communication in challenging times: Persuasion, democracy, empowerment

Sarah Davies, University of Viena, Austria.

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Professor at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna. Her work explores how science and society are co-produced: how society defines the conditions of scientific research and how science is present in society at large. She has written about hackers and hackerspaces, how scientists experience the conditions of contemporary academia, and science communication formats such as science festivals or museums. She is co-founder of the Science in Public conference series, sits on the scientific committee of the International Network for Public Communication of Science and Technology, and has given more than 20 invited keynote talks and public lectures in Denmark, Switzerland, New Zealand, Austria, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France since 2014.