ScienceComm'20 took place on September 17th, 2020 in the Landhaus Solothurn. The evening before, we also invited all interested parties to a public and interactive event with the renowned climate researcher Thomas Stocker.

Both the eve of the event and the day of the congress were analogous events that were carried out in accordance with the guidelines of the Federal Office of Public Health and the cantonal health authorities. With the support of experts, we were closely monitoring the development of the pandemic and are constantly adapting the protection concept. We recommended all participants to install the SwissCovid App.

This conference is a platform for exchanging on current themes of science communication. It’s a great opportunity to take part in professional exchanges. The convention is addressed to all the people directly or indirectly interested in science communication.

At ScienceComm'20 the focus was on networkinginteraction and participation. We wanted to get to know and learn from each other.

The motto of the 9th edition of ScienceComm was «Emotion in Science is...».

It is undisputed that emotions play an important role in everyday life. But how important are emotions in science and its communication? Do emotions in science communication contradict the desired rationality and objectivity, when the high intrinsic motivation is a decisive reason for scientific activity? And what if we know that people always want to be addressed very strongly on an emotional level?

ScienceComm'20 offered a framework for discussing these and related topics and aspects.