SciComm can be a powerful tool for improving our understanding of the world around us and driving positive changes. To maximise our impact through SciComm, our SciComm must be made accessible and effective for diverse dialogue partners (different geographical locations/backgrounds/beliefs/identities). This can be achieved by:
The points above can be achieved when we have a diverse network (in ISASC) comprising researchers, content creators, SciComm researchers, journalists and artists, and when members (of the network) know of other members who have relevant expertise/ interests/skills/experiences for collaboration. Being aware of other members with similar interests and learning about their different skills could also inspire new and innovative collaborations. Therefore, we plan to have an algorithm for ISASC members that suggests potential collaborators based on skills/interests. Apart from this ‘matching’ system, ISASC members will also be able to manually find and contact other members with specific interests/skills that are of interest, based on information provided in the sign-up sheet.
We welcome you whether you are a researcher, journalist, or artist (of course you’re welcome even if you don’t strictly identify with these three labels, as long as you WANT to be involved in SciComm!), and regardless of nationality, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, ability/disability, age, economic background, skin color, and religious beliefs, among other historic and ongoing marginalizations and under-representations.
Let's come together for the betterment of society through more and better science communication - let the synergy of our diverse perspectives and expertise drive great science communication all around the world!