Why should scientists engage with the public? How do research topics get into the media? What is good science communication? What is bad practice? And what formats and channels are recommended for scientists to communicate directly with a lay audience? Young professionals from the sciences and the humanities as well as beginners in communication can tackle these and other questions with our science communication experts – sign up now for our next Summer School.

The Summer School “Communicating Science!” will take place in a digital format from 17 to 20 October 2022.

Any questions about the program? Not sure if this is the right workshop for you and your needs? Contact us: summerschools@con-gressa.de

Here you can register for the digital Summer School 2022:

Speakers and Programme

Monday, 17 October 2022

08:00 – Welcome
08:10 – Schedule, Organisational Matters and Goals | Jörg Weiss, con gressa
08:30 – Science Communication – Structures and Formats | Liliann Fischer, Wissenschaft im Dialog
09:30 – Group Exercise
10:30 – End of Day

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

08:00 – Coffee Round
08:15 – Institutional Science PR | Josef Zens, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
09:15 – Social Media | Friederike Gräßer, Wissenschaft im Dialog
10:30 – End of Day

Wednesday, 19 October 2022

08:00 – Coffee Round
08:15 – Communication Strategies | Jörg Weiss, con gressa
09:15 – Working on Case Studies
10:30 – End of Day

Thursday, 20 October 2022

08:00 – Coffee Round
08:15 – Science Journalism | Christina Sartori, Science journalist
09:15 – Evaluation of the Case Studies from the Previous Day
10:15 – Feedback and Closing Session
10:45 – End of the Event

After the programme on each day, you have the opportunity to do a voluntary task for which there will be feedback from the speakers on the following day.


The Summer School will take place in a digital format. Further details will follow in good time before the event.


Registration is possible up to one week before the event, depending on availability. The participation fee of 180 EUR incl. VAT is due upon registration.

If the minimum number of participants of 20 is not reached by one week before the event, we reserve the right to cancel the event. There are no further claims against the organiser. In this case, the participation fee will be refunded.