From 06/06/2023 To 06/06/2023

Starts at 11:00 until 16:00

FCI Lecture and workshop on science communication: Science FACTion – science communication by researchers

  • Address: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Language: English
  • Registration necessary: Yes

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023
11 a.m.     Lecture 
1-4 p.m.   Science Communication Workshop (registration necessary, please send an email to, if you are interested in participating)
Lecture hall, Georg-Speyer-Haus
Maybe you want to convince a foundation whose chairpersons and representatives are not scientists of your research. You might be an invited speaker at an event like an award ceremony where you present your research to a lay audience, or you want or need to communicate your research to patients, patient representatives and patient councils, politicians, your colleagues in non-scientific departments or just the public. 

Science FACTion - Science communication by researchers
The global Covid 19 pandemic once again demonstrated the demand for qualified science communication by experts, especially in crisis situations. Scientists have tried to meet this need not only during the last pandemic, and they have tried to make the process of gaining knowledge transparent. As pressing problems become increasingly complex, we need an informed public to make science-based social decisions.
What does this mean for the education and the working reality of scientists? Do we prepare students sufficiently for the challenges that come with communication? 
How can communication succeed alongside all the other tasks in research and teaching? 
Why do we need scientists who communicate in addition to press offices and science journalists? 
How are scientists supported today and how should support look like in the future? 

And above all:
What do scientists themselves gain from communicating with the public?
Science communication workshop
Twitter, Instagram, maybe even TikTok? A science slam or a public talk? The number of social media channels or formats we can use for science communication are constantly increasing. But if you start doing scicomm, do you really need to be on every channel, do you need to use every format? In this workshop we want to talk with you about the different possibilities, the time required by the different platforms, but also the skills you need. We also look at the specific advantages of the different formats.
We will have a few hands-on segments in the workshop where we will try out techniques for Instagram, Twitter and for podcasts.