Public Awareness of Research Infrastructure (PARI) III Conference 8 - 10 April 2019
15 Aug 2018

Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures III: Communicating the importance of science to society


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Scope of the conference​
Science is exciting, enlightening, complex, fundamental, precise, logical and creative, all at the same time. However, for the public to get in touch with it and understand why it encompasses all these concepts, efforts need to be made to bridge science and society. With this aim, communication teams at research infrastructures work with a ra​nge of methods and channels. They make complex information more tangible and disseminate it as broadly as possible so that the public can understand and be engaged. 

This conference aims to be a hands-on forum for communications, public relations and engagement professionals staff to share their ​experiences and expertise. The aim is that participants return home with new ideas for their work by learning how, and with which means, other research institutions are communicating the importance of science and of research infrastructures to society. 

Join Us!
Abstract submission is now closed. Register here​

On Monday 8th April delegates have the opportunity to attend free, hands on workshops. Please let us know which workshop you would like to attend.


Registration fee
Early bird: £200​ - register now​Deadline extended to 15/02/2019!
Standard: £250 
Registration includes all meals including the conference dinner, but not accommodation. More information on accommodation can be found here​.​

Would you like to be informed about our call for abstracts and deadlines? Don't hesitate to contact us​ ​and we will add you to our distribution list.
Key dates​
2 November​ 2018 Abstract submission opens
31 Dec​ember 2018 Abstract submission closes
3​1 January 2019 Programme confirmed​
15 February 2019 Early bird registration deadline EXTENDED
31 March 2019 Registration deadline
8 - 10 April 2019 Conference takes place
PARI 2019 is supported by:
Contact: Fletcher, Sara (STFC,RAL,BID)