The 13th annual Science in Public conference will provide an innovative, engaging, and creative interdisciplinary space to explore the intersection of science and publics. Taking place from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 July 2019, the theme for the conference is ‘the global and the local’; the organisers hope to increase engagement between practitioners and researchers locally, nationally, and globally whilst also thinking through the implications of science communication and practice on the different scales we are often expected to and need to work on. The conference is open to variety of formats and content, which means that the sub-themes of the conference will be driven by the submissions that we receive. We are looking to include the widest possible range of perspectives in the programme content and encourage you to contact us with questions you might have about potential contributions.

Please note that registrations for the SIP 2019 Conference have now closed. If you need to get in touch with the organisers, please email us at



Join us 6-8pm on Wednesday 10th July at Salford Media City Campus for a FREE evening of Interactive Memorable Methods to Explore Research & Science as an 'Experience'. IMMERSE yourself and discover the local, global and virtual through sight, sound, sensation, touch and taste. We will be hosting an array of activities developed from different communities locally across Salford and Greater Manchester. Sample socially and environmentally responsible food from our sustainable street food market. This satellite event is organised by The University of Salford as part of the annual Festival of Research.

Attendees must register for this event by 10th July by clicking the link below, as we need this information for catering purposes. Travel to the event from MMU will be arranged.


MediaCityUK 101-110 Broadway, Salford M50 2EQ

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 The IMMERSE experience offers opportunities to:

  • Learn about the local interventions that address modern global challenges, the people, places and processes that have facilitated change;

  • Step into our series of research rooms and activity spaces for an immersive interactive learning experience;

  • Sample socially and environmentally responsible food that feels as good as it tastes at our sustainable street food market;

  • Meet the inventors, creators and architects of our world of discovery to connect, chat and exchange ideas.

Sci-comm Megaburrito

On Thursday evening, after we've finished the Sci-Comm Marketplace session, delegates will be encouraged to join one of multiple social events, taking place in venues all across Manchester. Dinner options range from cheap and cheerful takeaway food to delicious local mainstays and artisanal food vendors - all recommended by the organisers, and in a range of locations from just by the conference venue to the city centre's famous Northern Quarter.

We invite you to explore Manchester's vibrant culinary scene, while networking and continuing discussions with your fellow conference attendees. On Thursday, sign-up sheets will be placed by conference reception, and you can indicate where you intend to go for dinner by writing your name on the appropriate sheet. Each venue will be limited to a group of around 8 attendees, and the conference team and volunteers will lead parties to some of the further-away locations once the daytime events finish.


The dinner venues will include restaurants with vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and halal options, and a range of cuisines and price levels. If you need more information about the dinner venues ahead of time, or have any other questions, please contact

Science communicators organise evening social events all year round in locations all over the UK, to allow those interested in and practicing science communication to meet regularly and network - you can visit to find your nearest one. Our Thursday night dinner locations have been arranged by the organisers of Manchester's regular Sci-Comm Burrito, and more details are at

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