In September 2015 we started the London SciComm Socials as a chance for science communicators* from across London to get together. In 2016 we held our first Symposium, and we’ve done it every year since. This year’s event asks the sector: “What needs to change?”

On Thursday 27th June 2019 we are bringing together a set of exciting, challenging speakers, and providing a chance for people across the sector to share their work and ideas, and to network.

More details, including our speaker list, featuring a wide range of exciting SciCommers, and to book tickets: London SciComm Symposium 2019 Eventbrite

* We’ve met scientists, teachers, learned society staff, coordinators of public engagement in universities, TV presenters, marketers, writers, performers, comedians, press officers, scicomm students, bloggers, historians of science, museum folk and we want to meet even more people!

Evaluating public engagement and Impact training

On Monday 25th June 2019 London SciComm Socials co-creator Kimberley Freeman is hosting an introductory session all about evaluating public engagement.

This session will look at some of the commonly used techniques and approaches to evaluating public engagement projects, including planning and embedding evaluation into public engagement activities, capturing feedback in innovative ways, and producing meaningful evaluation reports that can be used as evidence of Impact. This session will be useful for anyone hoping to demonstrate the benefits of their public engagement activities.

The session will cover:

  • Why should you evaluate?
  • How to include evaluation in your project plans
  • Questions to ask yourself
  • Questions to ask others
  • Terminology and language
  • Evaluation methods
  • Tools and top tips…

More details, and to book tickets: Evaluating public engagement and Impact training Eventbrite