Change of date: Barcamp ‘Alternative Events in Science Communication’, St. Petersburg, Oct. 19th-22nd – Apply now!

In cooperation with  German-Russian Forum e.V., paper Media and ITMO University, Petersburg, we will host a BarCamp in St. Petersburg for young professionals interested in alternative event formats of science communication. The BarCamp is intended to provide participants with the potential for realizing such formats in their own countries.

We invite 40 participants from Belarus, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine. Your background should be in journalism, science or in organising exciting scientific event to exchange experiences and to network on international level.

The BarCamp is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Modern scientific events seek to bring research out of the ivory tower into the public spotlight. While some formats create a great deal of enthusiasm and have become established features of cultural life, others quickly disappear.

Participants will determine both the content and structure of the three-day event. They will schedule sessions, give presentations, and share their experiences. Every participant will provide some kind of input to the barcamp.

In the evenings, we will gain hands-on experience and organize three different categories of events: 1) a Science Show and Life Hack Contest, 2) a Scientific Pub Crawl, and 3) a German-Russian Science Slam.

The BarCamp will be held in English.

A fluent command of English and a university degree are the participation requirements. Travelling expenses are covered.

Application Barcamp-St.-Petersburg

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Application deadline: September 9, 2016


Program (update: August, 20)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

5 PM Opening: Opening session,  get-together

Thursday, October 20

All day: BarCamp
Evening event: t.b.a.

Friday, October 21

All day: BarCamp
Evening event: “Scientific Bar Hopping”

Saturday, October 22

Sightseeing tour “Scientific St. Petersburg”
Evening Event: “Russian-German Science Slam”

Sunday, October 23