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.


SIP 2019 will be offering a bursary scheme to enable diverse audiences to attend the conference and lend their voices to the ongoing debates. These bursaries are primarily to encourage researchers and practitioners, in particular from the global south, people with disabilities, low/ or no income, who would otherwise not be able to come to the conference.

The deadline for applications for bursaries is 23:00 (GMT) on Friday 15th March.
All successful applicants will be informed via email by 23:00 (GMT) on Friday 22nd March.

Submitting your proposal

Proposals should be submitted using this button.

Proposals for research presentations, lightning talks, scratch demo presentations, stalls and tabletop activities, posters and video presentations should include an abstract or overview of up to 250 words.

Panel proposals, and proposals for larger-scale demo presentations (as arranged in discussion with the conference organisers) should include an abstract/session description of up to 400 words, including brief details of speakers or other contributors and their presentation titles or specific contributions as appropriate. Please make sure that all contributors are committed in principle to attending before including their details.

The deadline for these submissions is 23:00 (GMT) on Friday the 29th March 2019.

We expect to provide notifications of acceptance by 23:00 (GMT) on Friday the 26th April 2019.



Join us on Wednesday 10th July 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.


 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.

Inclusion Policy and Code of Conduct

These are evolving documents that we invite comment on from the community. You can suggest amendments to these documents by following this link.