Popularization of science in Latin America

The Autonomous University invites you to learn about new strategies for disseminating science in Latin America

Published: August 31, 2023

With the aim of discussing scientific culture, its communication models and the importance of implementing public policies that allow the democratization and understanding of science, the conversation “Mainstreaming Science in Latin America” will be held on Monday, September 4” organized by the Autonomous University of Chile.

The appointment will be scheduled electronically and can be followed through the Scientific Communication Center’s YouTube channel, from 12:00 noon. The meeting will include international experts, including Dr. Angela Bonilla Ramírez, a specialist in organizational communication at the Pontifical University Javeriana in Bogotá and who currently works as an advisor on the social appropriation of knowledge at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Colombia.

Lourdes Patiño, CEO of RedPop, will also contribute to the discussion; Maria Eugenia Fazio, from the National University of Quilmes in Argentina; and Susana Herrera Lima, professor and researcher in the Department of Social and Cultural Studies at the Western Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (ITESO). The event will be moderated by Dr. Natalie Venegas Zúñiga, science speaker from the Center for Science Communication at the Autonomous University of Chile.

It is worth noting that this meeting is taking place just over a month after the 18th Congress of the Network for the Mainstreaming of Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean (RedPop 2023), which was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and at which the Center for Science Communication was part of the delegations. Other national. Eleven countries from Latin America participated in this event, in addition to delegates from Europe and the United States, who exchanged experiences on the importance of conducting scientific communication including all diversity of people and integrating communities into the communication process. In addition, many scientific and publishing research initiatives in the field of science communication were presented.

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The “Mainstreaming Science in Latin America” conversation is held within the framework of the University’s Internationalization Week and is supported by RedPop and the Chilean Association of Science Journalists (Achipec).

Registration link: bit.ly/45PoXn

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