Announcements


The Advancement of Science Engagement through Challenging Times | Thursday, 30 November 2023, 1-2 pm Cairo Time

In recent years, there has been a growing movement to advance science engagement. This movement is driven by a number of factors, including the increasing complexity of scientific issues, the growing diversity of the public, and the rise of social media.

New Membership Categories

We are delighted to announce the new membership categories in NAMES network.
Check them out and do not hesitate to join us!

Workroom | SciComm Break: Making and Tinkering Workshops - Sharing Experiences (Oct-Nov 2023)

The current times drive us to look at learning from new perspectives and try to create learning opportunities that engage learners in more interactive ways. Tinkering and making have been gaining momentum in both formal and informal systems of education. Though interactivity was once defined by the focus on hands-on, Tinkering and Making redefines the term as hands-on & minds-on joined in a learning environment that builds on the importance of play.

International Directors Forum 2023, 14-17 November | Registration Closing Soon!

#IDF2023, 14-17 November, is a unique opportunity for 200 senior leaders from science engagement institutions from ASPAC, ASTC, Ecsite, NAMES, RedPOP, and SAASTEC, to network and build relationships.

The Intersection of Science, Communication, and Policy-Making | Thursday, 28 September 2023, 3-4 pm Cairo Time

This webinar will explore the role of science communication in policy development and policy-making as well as elaborate on mechanisms for up-scaling inclusive science communication policy-making and implementation. We will hear from experts about the challenges they face.

The International Day of Scientific Culture (IDSC)

The International Day of Scientific Culture (IDSC) aims to highlight the importance of scientific culture in today's world and celebrate activities and institutions that provide spaces for people to make science a relevant part of their lives.

10th Konya Science Festival, 3-6 August 2023

Konya Science Center is organizing the 10th Konya Science Festival to be held in Konya, 3-6 August 2023, from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Call for nominations: 2023 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced the opening of the call for nominations for the 2023 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science.

Ramadan Social Event, 11 April 2023, 8-9 pm GMT+2

Ramadan Kareem! We are so excited to celebrate the holy month with NAMES family members! Let us meet on Zoom on Tuesday, 11 April, 8 pm GMT+2, with your favorite traditional Ramadan drinks.

NAMES 2023 conference postponed in solidarity with Türkiye

In solidarity with our colleagues in Konya and the entire Turkish nation, in agreement with Konya Science Center, we have moved to postpone NAMES 2023 conference. We will not be making any future plans until the situation in Türkiye has stabilized and our colleagues in Konya Science Center are ready to reflect on their future plans. Meanwhile, we remain at their disposal for any support.

NAMES 2023: Call for Session Proposals

After 3 years of postponing NAMES Conference, NAMES 2023 Conference will take place 9-11 May at Konya Science Center, Turkey. NAMES Conference Program Committee (NCPC) is pleased to announce the Call for Session Proposals under the conference’s theme: Forward Together (معًا إلى الأمام). It is a call to gather as a community and discuss ways to maintain relevancy and deal with the challenges facing science engagement within our institutions, considering recent and ongoing global changes. Check the Session Proposal Guidelines and submit a session proposal before 23 February 2023.

SciComm Mixer (online webinar) | Making and Tinkering

Register now to attend the FREE "Making and Tinkering” SciComm Mixer will take place on Tuesday, 24 January 2023, 12 pm GMT+2.