This is a two-part science communication event, which will take place as follows:
Tuesday 24 August
Organised as a satellite workshop, this event will allow 12 pre-selected participants to receive feedback on their science communication projects from a team of coaches. After the workshop, six participants will be selected to go into phase 2 and compete to receive funding.
Wednesday 25 August
Organised as a Special Interest Event, this event will see the six selected participants from phase 1 pitch their project to a jury. The best three projects (one / category) will be awarded with a EUR 1,000 grant to fund their project.
Competing projects must belong to one of the following groups:
- Online science communication projects expanding the reach of events through online formats I
- Online science communication projects expanding the reach of events through online formats II
- Science communication for younger audiences up to and including high school
This workshop is open to all neuroscientists or representatives from neuroscience research institutions, laboratories or partner organisations. Priority will be given to those with an outreach project based in Europe. Participants must be available on 24 and 25 August for all two events.
There will be one team of coaches per category. Each team of coaches is composed of:
- one coach to provide guidance to participants on matters related to each category
- one coach with expertise in effective presentation techniques
The jury will select the best project according to the selection criteria.
Malcolm Love will be hosting the event.