CONNECTING GREEK AND INTERNATIONAL PRACTITIONERS

Concluding a first round of international Hub launched in 6 countries, the Falling Walls Engage Hub in Greece will launch on 30 November 2021.

For this occasion, Falling Walls Engage has partnered up with SciCo (Science Communication), a non-profit organisation based in Athens focusing on scientific engagement and empowerment, through innovative, interactive, and entertaining means. SciCo was founded in 2008 by Theo Agnostopoulos, former Falling Walls Engage Winner (2018) and Finalist (2020), and manager of the Hub in Greece.

This Hub launch will include a virtual Community Workshop for regional and international Science Engagement practitioners on Tuesday 30 November 2021. The session will be followed by Celebrity Science show open to the broader public and live broadcast from Athens.

FOCUS ON SCIENCE INFLUENCING 

In a world where social media platforms abound, science has found its way to reach multiple audiences via ingenious and eloquent individuals. In recent years – and particularly since the COVID-19 era – science influencers have found new ways of communicating science, using their “influencership” to disseminate reliable scientific knowledge, limit the spread of online misinformation, or respond to debates of scientific and social relevance.

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

Participants will be invited to explore the topic of “Science Influencing” on social media, discuss challenges and opportunities and share experiences with experts in the field.

We will have the pleasure to welcome Mr Andy Ridgway, Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at University of the West of England Bristol (UWE Bristol). Mr Ridgway’s keynote will focus on How to be a Science Communication Influencer: Food for Thought from Today’s Thought Leaders”. 

This segment will be followed by a Fireside Chat, where participants will be invited to discuss influencing practices with Stamos Archontis, a Greek science influencer also know as “The Mad Sc1ent1st“. 

In the last part of this workshop, we will ask participants to put their knowledge into practice as part of an activity and perception game on the“Science of Greek Food”.

If you are interested in participating in this Community Workshop, please contact us at engage@falling-walls.com.


Celebrity Science

Developed by SciCo, Celebrity Science is a show where a scientist and a media personality meet to explore timely scientific topics in a fun and entertaining format. With the objective of raising awareness on important science topics and engaging with broad audiences, the show has met with great success in Greece – covering topics such as genetics, cognitive bias and astronauts’ experiences in space.

“Hula Hoop Meets Microplastics”

Join us on Tuesday 30 November for a special episode of Celebrity Science and watch artist Philip Golle and expert Patricia Villarrubia-Gómez unriddle the wicked problem of microplastics pollution for international audiences. Let your head spin until you see who the victorious winner of this challenge will be!

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Join the livestream on Tuesday 30 November at 6 pm (CET) via YouTube.

This show is open to everyone and will be broadcast in English.

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