The Université de Lyon is organizing a scientific mediation course as part of the 2021 AMCSTI symposium

Du 06 December 2021 au 08 December 2021

From December 6 to 8, 2021, the AMCSTI, in collaboration with the Musée des Confluences, the Planetarium of Vaulx-en-Velin and the Université de Lyon, will host the “Essentiels/Essentielles” event for scientific, technical and industrial culture professionals in Lyon.

The annual AMCSTI symposium focuses on how those involved in scientific, technical and industrial culture play an essential role in educating the public, guiding political decisions, strengthening citizen engagement and explaining societal issues. Through the 2021 theme, “Essentiels/Essentielles” (Essentials), discussions will focus on issues such as ecological transition, digital technology, inclusion, participatory sciences, resilience and territorial policies.

There will be three separate courses offered by the partner institutions (the Musée des Confluences, the Université de Lyon & the Planetarium of Vaulx-en-Velin), each focusing on their specific activities and expertise:

  • Museography and public issues;
  • Reaching out to the public;
  • The Knowledge Factory.

Take a look at the entire preliminary program for the 2021 symposium


“At the heart of the Knowledge Factory” – a course organized and supported by the Université de Lyon

December 7, 2021
LyonTech-la Doua campus

What role does scientific mediation play in the research ecosystem? How have scientific approaches evolved with the increase in participatory research, ethical considerations and open science? Where do scientific mediation professionals fit in? What is the best way to work with laboratories?

The program will include visits to laboratories, third-party sites, cultural venues, as well as presentations by professionals from Lyon and elsewhere in France, and will be divided into three parts:

  1. “Those responsible for scientific mediation campus”
  2. “Research, participatory science and scientific mediation”
  3. “Ethics & open sciences: the new academic challenges”