Started in 2013, the Forum for Science Communication (FFF) is an annual conference aimed at science communicators, researchers, journalists as well as those active or interested in science communication.
FFF has developed into the largest Nordic conference for those working in science communication. The aim of the conference is to provide participants with inspiration, new knowledge about tools and methods for science communication and the opportunity to network and exchange experiences with others.
The objectives are:
- to strengthen society’s understanding and interest in research and the scientific process,
- to promote dialogue and collaboration between researchers and wider society,
- to ensure that research findings are utilised for the benefit of society.
From 2013-2021, the Forum for Science Communication was run as a part of the International Science Festival in Gothenburg.
FFF 2022 – Science communication in the spotlight!
Climate change, the pandemic, information wars and defence issues are all contexts which have resulted in recent years in increased visibility for researchers, science and research. At the Forum for Science Communication on 15 November 2022, we are directing the spotlight onto science communication work and the important work of the science communicators.
Science communication brings the scientific community and wider society closer together and help create sustainable solutions to societal challenges. It also plays an important role in maintaining democratic societies and acting as a counterweight to authoritarian regimes, knowledge resistance and disinformation.
At FFF 2022, we will be discussing the expectations and role of science communicators as well as ways to further professionalise the field. We will be showing examples of how research findings are published and look at ways to work with the media and journalists. The SciComm Project of the Year Award showcase inspiring local and regional science communication projects.
For the first time, Natur & Kulturs popular science prize will be awarded during the conference.
In 2022, FFF is celebrating its 10th year! On 15 November, you are invited to participate in a half day conference (13.00-17.00 CET) in Stockholm and online, followed by a celebratory evening networking event. The programme will be published in September, registration opens on 1 September. The event will be held mainly in Swedish.
From 2022, the conference is organised by the non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science) together with the research councils Forte, the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova, as well as Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Knowledge Foundation, the National Library of Sweden, the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation, the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. FFF 2022 is also supported by the Natur & Kultur Foundation.