Shaking up Science & Society Relations - A Sparks Forum
On 4 May 2018, Sparks will hold its final forum in Brussels: we are proud to present the results and lessons learnt of this three-year pan-European collaboration.
The event will bring together projects partners, DIY scientists featured in the Sparks’ exhibition, artists, academics, science communicators, policy makers and more to share knowledge and ideas on participatory practices in science.
This forum will be a fantastic opportunity to reflect and share knowledge on various forms of public engagement in science tested during the lifetime of the project. We will also look towards their future applicability in the broader context of sustainable development goals and research & innovation policies.
Expect inspiring keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, interactivity, creativity and networking!
We look forward to seeing you in Brussels!
FRIDAY 4 MAY 2018 - SPARKS FORUM
09:30 / Registration, welcome coffee
10:00 / Welcome words – Catherine Franche, Executive Director at Ecsite
10:05 / Inspirational keynote speech on public engagement in science, questions & answers – Andrea Bandelli, Executive director at Science Gallery International
10:50 / Introduction to the Sparks project and programme of the Forum – Maria Zolotonosa, Sparks project coordinator at Ecsite
11:00 / Panel discussion: Responsible research and innovation towards sustainable development goals, questions & answers
• Philippe Galiay, Head of Sector on Mainstreaming Responsible Research and Innovation in Horizon 2020 and the European Research Area at the European Commission
• Cate Hankins, Deputy Director for Science at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development
• Winnie Poncelet, Head of ReaGent DIY lab and of Glimps Open Design & Innovation Studio
• Moderation: Brandon O’Dell, Director of partnerships at Joep Lange Institute
12:00 / Lunch break
13:00 / Workshop: testing out Sparks recommendations with MEP Michał Boni
14:30 / Science Espressos: Shazia Ali–Webber, “I like Clean Air” campaigner & Pieter van Boheemen: DIY antibiotics hunter
15:00/ Coffee break
15:30 / Parallel sessions:
• Conversation on arts and science to foster engagement – Aoife van Linden Tol, artist
• Learn how to run activities engaging citizens in science with the Sparks Toolkit – Clémentine Daubeuf, KEA European Affairs
16:15 / Science Espressos: Philipp Boeing and Bethan Wolfenden founders of the BentoLab & Tim Omer, diabetes hacker
16:45 / Wrap-up – Catherine Franche, Executive Director at Ecsite
17:00 / Networking & refreshments
THURSDAY 3 MAY 2018 - PRE-EVENT WORKSHOPS FOR SPARKS PARTNERS
An afternoon mainly aimed at project partners to reflect on the outcomes of the project, but any curious soul is welcome to attend!
13:30 / Registration
14:00 / Welcome words and introduction to the first day
14:05 / Reflecting session 1: the exhibition – moderated by Louis Buckley (Science Museum London), Suzana Filipecki Martins (Ecsite)
14:50 / Sparks afterlife in my institution (Post-it interactive session)
15:10 / Reflecting session 2: local RRI governance – moderated by Norbert Steinhaus (WILA Bonn)
15:55 / Coffee break
16:15 / Reflecting session 3: participatory activities – moderared by Błażej Dawidson (Copernicus Science Centre)
17:00 / Conclusions: an overview of Sparks afterlife and introduction to Day 2
17:10 / Speed networking with exhibition guests and members of the reflective board
18:10 / End