Science, Stories and Society...
the Soul of Science Communication

Programme

Below is the draft outline of the Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference 2018.

Please note this is a tentative schedule and subject to change.

Tuesday 3 April

Time Session
9:00am - 5:00pm WORKSHOP IS FULL
PCST 2018 Science Communication Career Skills, Knowledge and Networking Workshop
Venue: Theomin Balcony, Otago Museum Annex 
7:00pm - 10:00pm Gala Opening 
Prof Lawrence Krauss, including question time
Welcome Function
Venue: The Regent Theatre

Wednesday 4 April

Time Session
  Morning Plenary Session moderated by Jenni Metcalfe  
7:30am  Registration and information desk opens
8:45am Brian Trench
President's opening remarks
8:55am  Dr Jennifer Wiseman
9:20am  Distinguished Professor Tetsuro Matsuzawa
9:45am  Plenary Panel: What do Scientists Want from Public Communication?
featuring Dr Jennifer Wiseman, Distinguished Prof Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Luisa Massarani, and Dr Hans Peter Peters
10:15am  Morning tea
10:45am  Concurrent sessions 
12:00pm  Lunch
1:00pm  Dr Drew Berry
then interviewed by Dr Rebecca Priestley
1:45pm Concurrent sessions
3:00pm Afternoon tea
3:30pm  Concurrent sessions 
4:45pm  Poster session function
6:00pm End of day

Thursday 5 April

Time Session
  Morning Plenary Session moderated by Marina Joubert 
8:45am Prof Lee Berger
9:25am  Plenary Panel: What kinds of stories about science should we tell?
Featuring Prof Lee Berger, Associate Prof Ayelet Baram-Tsabari, Jan Riise, Associate Prof Bienvenido León
10:15am  Morning tea
10:45am  Concurrent sessions
12:00pm  Lunch
1:00pm  Prof Lisa Matisoo-Smith
then interviewed by Michelle Reidlinger
1:45pm  Concurrent sessions
3:00pm  Afternoon tea
3:30pm  Concurrent sessions 
4:45pm - 6:00pm Poster session function 
7:00pm  Conference dinner 
(ticketed event)

Friday 6 April

Time Session
  Morning Plenary Session moderated by Brian Trench 
8:45am  Prof Maja Horst
9:05am  Sir Peter Gluckman
9:25am  Plenary Panel: What is the Social Function of Science Communication?
featuring Prof Maja Horst, Sir Peter Gluckman, Dr Rod Lamberts, Dr Birte Faehnrich
10:15am  Morning tea
10:45am  Concurrent session 
12:00pm  Lunch 
1:00pm  Nicky Hagar
then interviewed by Associate Prof Jesse Bering
1:45pm  Concurrent sessions 
3:00pm Afternoon tea
3:30pm  Concurrent sessions 
4:45pm Closing Plenary Session moderated by Dr Fabien Medvecky
 
Plenary Panel: Reflections and Future Directions
featuring Prof Massimiano Bucchi, Prof Alexander Gerber, Dr Sara Yeo
5:30pm  Final remarks from hosts and presentation of PCST 2020
6:00pm Close of PCST Conference 2018

Event Manager, Anna Mills

P: (03) 379 0390

E: Annam@conference.nz