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Call for Proposals - Forum wissenschaftskommunikation 2022

Deadline: 10/03/2022

Credit : wissenschaft

The Call for Proposals is open from 24 January until 10 March 2022 will take place in Hannover, Germany. Proposals for the conference programme can be submitted via the online form below. The conference programme will primarily be compiled from the contributions submitted via the thematically open Call for Proposals.

The programme committee has also set a thematic focus for 2022 titled “Shaping transformation – Science communication for a changing society”. Selected speakers will be invited for contributions focused on various aspects of this theme, and we also invite proposals related to the theme.

Open topics:

You are welcome to assign your proposal to the following subject areas of science communication:

  • Thematic focus “Shaping transformation – Science communication for a changing society”

  • Practice (e.g. practical tips, formats, target groups, best cases/worst cases…)

  • Intersections (e.g. art, politics, economy, international…)

  • Reflections (e.g. values and guidelines, quality, evaluation, impact measurement, science of science communication)

  • Other issues

Proposals regarding the following topics are welcome:

  • Specific challenges and current trends in science communication

  • Strategic issues, projects and cooperation

  • New and innovative formats and locations in science communication

  • Formats and activities reaching interesting, previously unknown target groups

  • Best or worst practice: experience with particularly successful or failed projects

  • New insights, e.g. evaluation or research projects in science communication

  • Future perspectives and project ideas

Proposals providing an international perspective on these areas are welcome and can be submitted and presented in English. We particularly welcome proposals from scientists.


Submit your proposal for a panel discussion, project presentation, project presentation “special” or interactive workshop through the Call for Proposals in English or German.

Wissenschaft im Dialog considers equal gender distribution important in both the panels and the moderating teams for interactive workshops. Mixed-gender proposals are particularly appreciated.

Please also consider the following information regarding formats: PANEL DISCUSSION

  • A 75-minute panel discussion with up to three speakers and one moderator

  • Includes at least 45 minutes of discussion with active involvement of the audience, e.g. through the use of voting tools, interactive surveys or the live use of Twitter

  • The discussion showcases different perspectives including a scientific perspective – ideally by involving a researcher or an artist

  • Speakers from different backgrounds and institutions, with different views on the topic, every member of the panel has a maximum of 10 minutes to give their impulse talk

  • The moderator should not be one of the panel members

  • The moderator should prepare intensively with the speakers before the panel discussion to clearly define key topics and questions for the discussion


  • Short presentation of maximum 7 minutes of a successful or failed project with one speaker

  • Further information is presented on a poster as part of a poster-exhibition

  • Opportunity for questions and further discussion with interested attendees at the poster exhibition

  • Provides an overview of new formats and projects in science communication and the opportunity to exchange ideas


  • Short presentation of maximum 12 minutes of specific study results or evaluations of science communication presented by one speaker

  • Further information about the study or evaluation can be provided on a poster as part of a poster exhibition

  • Opportunity for further questions and discussions as part of the poster exhibition

  • Provides a glimpse of current research in science communication


  • 90-minute interactive workshop moderated by a maximum of four moderators or speakers

  • Diverse formats such as workshop, world café, debate, fishbowl

  • Participants should work in-depth on an issue and generate potential solutions with a focus on practical relevance and working in groups

  • Please indicate the methods and aims of the workshop

  • Suitable for at least 40 participants

  • If there is sufficient interest you may be asked to run the workshop twice during the conference


Proposals for Forum Wissenschaftskommunikation 2022 must be submitted via the online form. After the proposal has been submitted, an automatic e-mail is sent to the e-mail address entered into the form. This confirms the successful transfer of data to Wissenschaft im Dialog and contains a summary of this information.

You must receive this e-mail to be sure your proposal has been submitted. Should the e-mail fail to arrive, please contact us via

Selection of proposals for the conference programme: The programme committee assesses all submitted proposals and compiles the selected contributions in the conference programme.

If your proposal is selected for the programme of Forum Wissenschaftskommunikation 2022, Wissenschaft im Dialog will notify you of the date and time of your session.

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