Carolina Moreno Castro (translation Amaia Crespo) / Six members of the ScienceFlows team participated in the Social Communication of Science Conference (CCSC2019 due to its initials in Spanish), held from October 8 to 11, 2019, in the city of Burgos.
The CCSC2019 received around 200 communications from experts in dissemination, communication, journalism and teaching of journalism and science communication, from Spain, Latin America and Portugal. The aim of this conference, organised by the Spanish Association of Scientific Communication, is to bring together everyone who is working on the innovation of knowledge transfer and dissemination to share new models of professional practices in the field of communication of the science. From ScienceFlows we participated very actively in the conference. Carolina Moreno was the president of the #CCSC2019 Scientific Committee and participated in the entire organisation since Burgos was proposed as the venue for the event. Likewise, as a member of the Executive Board of the AECC, she was very involved in the work that was carried out prior to the conference.
In addition, as a research team, we also participated with several communications of studies that we wanted to make visible and publicise among the attendees. Empar Vengut presented the communication Design and implementation of an ICT tool to measure the impact of training on the perception of the science of university students, in the session on Impact of social communication. This work showed the main contributions that have been made within the framework of the Erasmus+ PERSIST-EU project. In the same communications session, Isabel Mendoza presented How are opinions and beliefs related to scientific issues built?, work that synthetically addressed the protocol that is being carried out in the different citizen consultations that are being held within the framework of the CONCISE project. Also in this same Impact session, Emilia Lopera and Lorena Cano defended the work entitled: Political and media agenda of complementary therapies in Spain in the last decade, a very interesting work that had begun during the course of the ESTENAS project and that both researchers continue to develop.
On the other hand, Javier Ordóñez and Carolina Moreno presented the communication entitled: Literature, the lever of disclosure: the building of popular astronomy, in the session on Agents of the communication of science, a work that highlights the transmedia importance of science; that is, the value of literature as a great boost for scientific dissemination.
Moreover, the AECC, as partners of the European CONCISE project, which we coordinate, presented the results of the work that is being developed through the management of the social networks of all the activities carried out within the framework of the project. In this sense, Edurne Gastón presented in the session on Communication Channels, the intervention entitled: How to communicate about controversial scientific issues without conditioning a social investigation?
At the end of the conference, it was announced that the next Social Communication of Science Conference 2021 (#CCSC2021) will be held in Barcelona, so we have already started working to present new works.
A scheduled visit to Atapuerca was the closing touch of this conference whose inaugural lecture was given by primatologist Biruté Galdikas and the closing lecture, by paleontologist Juan Luis Arsuaga.