Science communication and public engagement with science have repeatedly been called for in recent years, in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences have therefore established the expert group «Communicating Sciences and Arts in Times of Digital Media», consisting of researchers, communication specialists and science journalists: it aims, firstly, to systematically assess the status quo of science communication and public engagement with science in Switzerland. Secondly, it aims to identify where there is potential for improving it and to draw up appropriate recommendations. The results will be published in the form of a report and a brochure on 15 July and presented in the Science after Noon series of events on 19 August 2021.
- Gian-Andri Casutt, Co-speaker of the expert group “Communicating Sciences and Arts in Times of Digital Media”, Head of Communications of the ETH Board
- Dr. Gino Caspari, SNSF Postdoc Mobility Fellow, University of Bern, Archeology, Member of the Swiss Young Academy
- Pascaline Minet, Head of the Science and Environment section at Le Temps
- Prof. Mike S. Schäfer, Speaker of the expert group “Communicating Sciences and Arts in Times of Digital Media” of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, Co-director of the Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ), University of Zurich
- Prof. L. Suzanne Suggs, Co-speaker of the expert group “Communicating Sciences and Arts in Times of Digital Media”, Institut of Public Communication and Institut of Public Health, Università della Svizzera Italiana USI
- Susanne Wille, Head of the Culture Department at SRG SSR
Moderation: Claudia Appenzeller, exec. MPA, Generalsekretärin Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz (a+)
The event will be in English and will take place virtually via zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to all who have registered at firstname.lastname@example.org.