The 47th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress (WCC) will take place in Paris from July 7th to 12th, 2019.
This world congress will be an exceptional one as it will notably celebrate the Centenary of IUPAC, which was founded in Paris in 1919.
In addition to the main scientific topics , Symposium 4 is devoted to Chemistry and Society.
This Symposium will first feature the current situation of relations between chemistry and citizens, taking in account the evolution that has taken place in recent years (Session 1). The point of view of academic and industrial representatives will be presented. Perception of chemistry is highly influenced by education, which is not just about teaching at school or through lectures, but also includes science outreach and information provided and disseminated by the media. Their respective impacts will be compared (Session 2). Lastly, the public must be listen to establish a constructive dialogue in favor of a better perception of chemistry: Session 3, which will be opened to the public, will allow to express and confront different opinions. A large amount of time will be devoted to a panel discussion including participation of the audience.
4.1 Chemistry and Society : current knowledge
4.2 Scientific outreach vs Teaching, Perception and Communication in Chemistry
4.3 Chemistry and Society : intensifying the dialogue
Participants are invited to submit abstracts for contributions to Sessions 4.1 and 4.2.
Session 4.3 will be open to public participation.
Informations for registration and abstract submission are available on the congress website at https://www.iupac2019.org
Program of Symposium 4.3 is available at https://www.iupac2019.org/chemistry-and-society