The Science Public Engagement Partnership

July 25-26 SciPEP 2023: New Insights for Communicating Basic Science

On July 25-26 all are welcome to join a free virtual conference, SciPEP 2023: New Insights for Communicating Basic Science, to explore new research, findings, and implications for how to support scientists communicating about basic, discovery science.

Science communication scholars, practitioners, and trainers will come together to discuss new insights and generate ideas and opportunities to advance basic science communication research and practice.

July 25 & 26, 2023, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT /11:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT each day
Virtual, free, and open to all


It has been two years since SciPEP’s “Communicating the Future: Engaging the Public in Basic Science” conference, where more than 1,200 people from 60 countries gathered virtually to explore what we know – and don’t know – about basic science communication. The sheer magnitude of the conference (and deep, rich discussions there and since) reinforce that this is what the community is hungry for: evidence-based tools and resources to better equip scientists and professional communicators for basic science communication. A detailed summary of the 2021 conference and video recordings are available for reference. Also, the SciPEP team published “Charting a Path for Public Engagement in Basic Science: A Prospectus,” to summarize key questions that arose from the 2021 conference and a framework for addressing those questions.

The SciPEP team has identified (and commissioned) new research, and convened or facilitated conversations, that have deepened our understanding of key gaps and refined the questions identified during the 2021 conference.

SciPEP (Science Public Engagement Partnership) is a public-philanthropy collaboration of the DOE Office of Science and The Kavli Foundation. To learn more about the Science Public Engagement Partnership (SciPEP), please visit



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