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Wellcome Global Monitor: Revealing Global Attitudes to Science & Health

19 June 2019 | Washington DC, USA or live stream online

The inaugural launch of the largest-ever study into attitudes to science and health, the Wellcome Global Monitor. The launch event will take place in Washington DC on 19 June 2019, but delegates can also watch the event remotely online from around the world.

If you would like to attend the event in person, or live stream it online, you can click here to register your place.

Event details: Revealing Global Attitudes to Science & Health

Date: Wednesday 19 June 2019

Timings: Breakfast & registration: 08:00 EST

Presentations start: 08:30 EST

Close: 10:30 EST

Venue: Gallup World Headquarters, The Gallup Building, 901 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Speakers: During the event, Wellcome’s Director, Jeremy Farrar, will talk around key findings of the study and what they mean for the future of global health. We will also be joined by leading minds in the field of science and global health, including:

  • Mae Jemison, First Woman of Color in Space and Principal of the 100 Year Starship Initiative
  • Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity
  • Julie Gerberding, Executive Vice President & Chief Patient Officer, Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy and Population Health, Merck

Please contact Kirstie Eaton if you have any queries regarding the meeting or registration process.

How does the world feel about science and health? In a post-truth world of ‘fake news’ and rising borders, who can you trust when it comes to health, medicine, and facts? A scientist? Your doctor? The government? Your religion? For the very first time, thanks to a global sample of 140,000 people, we’ll discover how people around the world think and feel about science and health. Join us as the Wellcome Trust reveals the results of the inaugural Wellcome Global Monitor.

Global Perceptions of Science and Health: Advances in science have the potential to accelerate international development, but will only succeed if they are adopted by the global public. Wellcome believes that if we can understand how people think and feel about science and health, across nations and demographics, we will be in a stronger position to drive change. In 2018, Wellcome commissioned the world’s largest study into attitudes to science and health topics. More than 140,000 respondents in over 140 countries were interviewed either face to face or over the phone. The findings identify addressable inequalities in access to science education and trust in institutions. The report and full data set will be openly accessible to everyone from 19 June 2019.

Asia & Australasia

Science Film Festival

7 October - 23 December 2019 | 20 countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa

The Science Film Festival is a celebration of science communication in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America: In cooperation with local partners it promotes science literacy and facilitates awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues through international films with accompanying educational activities. The festival presents scientific issues accessibly and entertainingly to a broad audience and demonstrates that science can be fun. The event has grown considerably since its first edition in 2005, becoming the largest event of its kind worldwide.

In 2019, the event takes place internationally in over 20 countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa from October 07 to December 23.

The Science Film Festival is currently open to submissions until March, 22. There are no submissions fees

More about the festival here

Realist Research and Evaluation Workshop

4 - 8 March 2019 | Charles Darwin University, NSW, Australia

This intensive workshop will introduce participants to the philosophical assumptions of a realist philosophy of science and their implications for understanding how policies and programs work. Participants will develop skills in designing and implementing realist research and evaluation, from developing initial questions through to final reporting. The workshop also covers realist review, the realist approach to systematic literature reviews and rapid realist review. 

Accreditation at Masters level is available. An additional fee for marking of papers may apply for students outside the Master of Public Policyprogram. 

Who should attend?

This workshop is available to researchers and evaluators in other organisations and Departments; to commissioners of research and evaluation; Master of Public Policy students; post-graduate students from any university; and staff who want to develop new research and evaluation skills. Look on the website for further details.

Science Teller 2019

13 - 15 April 2019 | Dunedin, New Zealand

ScienceTeller is a biennial science festival run by the Centre for Science Communication at the University of Otago. Parental discretion is advised for this free event. Keep an eye on the website for more information on themes and speakers.


Science Forum South Africa

12-14 December 2019 | Pretoria, South Africa


Igniting Conversations About Science

SFSA2019 positions itself between an academic / research conference (where research papers are presented) and a science engagement meeting (where science is made popular, often with a focus on the youth).

SFSA2019 is, therefore, a celebration of science, technology, and innovation where we ignite conversations about science on the middle ground between academics, policy, and popular science engagement.

Attendance is free, including lunch, but SFSA does not provide travel and accommodation support. Online registration, opening from 23 July 2018, is required for planning purposes. For more information click here 

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning: "Learning To Stay Alive To Change"

13-17 May 2019 | Harare, Zimbabwe

3-7 Jun 2019 | Jo’burg, South Africa        

15-19 Jul 2019 | Nairobi, Kenya

14-18 Oct 2019 | Cape Town, South Africa


Monitoring and evaluation, when done well, can assist organisations in improving their practice and effectiveness. But often, M&E is set up to fail, unintentionally. As we become more technically sophisticated at capturing lots of data, we can easily lose sight of what really matters.  This course will assist you in getting the basics right, so that you can comply with the demand for quantitative data, whilst at the same time providing you with a more developmental way of doing PM&E that is focused on continuous reflection and learning in order to improve future practice and achieve more sustainable impact. 

Who is this course for?

This 5-day course attracts a diverse group of practitioners in the public and NGO sector. Practitioners linked to institutions of higher learning and independent consultants have also found the course valuable. It is a course aimed at practitioners with some previous experience in M&E or for people with experience in social development processes who are keen to design M&E processes that foster learning and those wanting to refresh their understanding of PMEL processes, politics and practice.

The course fees for Kenya and Zimbabwe are USD 800.

Course fees for courses in South Africa: 

  • Community Organisations - negotiable
  • Local NGOs, Government and Individuals - R6000 (excl. VAT)
  • International NGOs, Donor organisations and Corporates - R7500 (excl. VAT)

The course fees cover the workshop tuition, learning materials, lunches and teas. Travel, all other meals and accommodation are the responsibility of the participants. Participants are granted a Certificate of Attendance upon successful completion of the course.


European Science Engagement Conference

9 - 10 May 2019 | Vienna, Austria


The European Science Engagement Association's annual conference will take place in Vienna, Austria, in May 2019. 

Cultures of (Science)Communication will be the main focus of #EUSEA19. For the first time, three partners will join to create an excellent program: The conference will be co-organized by EUSEA, OPEN SCIENCE and SCIENCE CENTER NETWORK. Based on your proposals and ideas we will develop two days filled with lively discussions, swirling debates, inspiring talks and challenging sessions.

The call for proposals has now closed. Registration for attendance opens March 2019.

Cost: EUR 400 for non-members, EUR 300 for members, EUR 150 for students.

Science in Public Conference

10 - 12 July 2019 | Manchester, UK


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 received. 

The call for proposals is now open until 29 March 2019. Make your submission here.

Cost: £99 for one day; £239 for the full 3 day conference. For students and representatives of community groups there is a reduced fee of £59 (one day) and £169 (3 days).

A limited number of bursaries will be available for early career, students, low income attendees or people travelling from the Global South. The deadline for applications is 23:00 (GMT) on Friday 15th March. All successful applicants will be informed via email by 23:00 (GMT) on Friday 22nd March.

Details here: 

11th World Conference of Science Journalists: Reaching new heights in science journalism

1-5 July 2019 | Lausanne, Switzerland

Our highest priority is to bring together professionals and students in science journalism and science writing from around the world to exchange ideas and skills, to build networks and so to foster quality science journalism and collaboration on a global scale. WCSJ2019 is not just an adventure for its own sake. It is part of a wider push to enable science journalists to take responsibility and fulfil their role in society. Our quest for new heights extends beyond the global community of science journalists to scientists, politicians and decision-makers as well as the public at large.

The call for session proposals is now closed. Registration for the conference will open in January 2019

WCSJ2019 and the WFSJ are delighted to offer International Travel Fellowships for attendees from all around the world. These fellowships are intended to enable those who otherwise could not attend. Applications are open for the Balkan Workshop only: