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BarCamp St. Petersburg: Alternative Event Formats of Science Communication

Start date: 19.10.2016

End date: 23.10.2016

Location: St. Petersburg

Country: Russia

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In cooperation with policult, paper Media, and ITMO University, the German-Russian Forum will host a BarCamp in St. Petersburg for young professionals interested in alternative formats of science communication.

The BarCamp is intended to provide participants with the potential for realising such formats in their own countries. The organisers are looking to recruit 40 participants from Belarus, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine.

The BarCamp is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

General Description

Modern scientific events seek to bring research out of the ivory tower into the public spotlight. While some formats create a great deal of enthusiasm and have become established features of cultural life, others quickly disappear.

Deutsch-Russisches Forum e.V. invite journalists, scientists, and organisers of exciting scientific events to exchange experiences and to network across national boundaries.

Participants will determine both the content and structure of the three-day event. They will schedule sessions, give presentations, and share their experiences.

In the evenings, participants will gain hands-on experience and jointly organise three different categories of events:

  1. Science Show,
  2. Scientific Barhopping, and
  3. German-Russian Science Slam.

The BarCamp will be held in English.


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

  • Arrival of participants
  • 5 PM Opening: Participants create the BarCamp program, followed by a get-together

Thursday, 20 October 2016

  • All day: BarCamp
  • Evening event: “Science Show”

Friday, 21 October 2016

  • All day: BarCamp
  • Evening event: “Scientific Barhopping”

Saturday, 22 October 2016

  • Sightseeing tour “Scientific St. Petersburg”
  • Evening Event: “Russian-German Science Slam”

Sunday, 23 October 2016

  • Departure

Participation Requirements

  1. Fluent command of English
  2. University degree

Please find the call for applications and further information on the application requirements here.

Please download form, fill in and save changes.

Application deadline: 9 September 2016.

You are welcome to forward the call for applications to interested persons who match the profile.


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the project managers:

Sibylle Groß
Phone: +49 30 26390714
Deutsch-Russisches Forum e.V.
Schillerstraße 59
10627 Berlin

Science Slam

About the history of German-Russian Science Slam.

Gregor Büning
Phone: +49 30 53087695
Leykestraße 16a
12053 Berlin

The Russian-German Science Slam is supported by Lanxess, Siemens and Petersburg Dialogue.


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