SOBIO Days 2023

SOBIO Days 2023 – Bridging Science and Communication

SOBIO Days & YHYS pre-colloquium conference on November 22th 2023

The Social Scientific Biosociety Research Network (SOBIO) organizes SOBIO Days 2023 in conjunction with YHYS as a pre-colloquium conference on the 22nd of November at Laulutalo, Joensuu. In the event, we will talk about effective science communication – how you should communicate about your research in different channels and for different target groups, and how to deal with possible negative feedback.

As part of the half-day event, we offer you the chance to present your research with a three-minute pitch. You can register for the pitching session when signing up for the event. More detailed guidelines will be sent to participants before the event.

SOBIO Days is an annual seminar of the SOBIO research network, including activities such as keynote speakers’ presentations, researchers’ presentations, discussions about the topics within the focuses of the network, pitch sessions for students and researchers, and networking among participants.

SOBIO network and UEF Business School invite scholars and students to this networking seminar and get-together event to broaden our knowledge, meet fellow researchers and present your research.

Programme 22.11.2023:

12.00-12.45 Lunch (at your own cost) in Restaurant Usva, Kauppakatu 44

12:45-13:00 Moving across the street to Laulutalo

13:00-13:05 Welcoming words | Irmeli Mustalahti, University of Eastern Finland

13:05-13:35 Keynote Speech: Impactful science communication | Sari Eskelinen, communications specialist, University of Eastern Finland

13:35-13:45 Commentary speech about science communication | Kelsey Johansen, postdoctoral researcher, University of Eastern Finland

13:45-14:00 General discussion

14:00-14:45 Pitching your own research

14:45-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-16:00 Science speed dating

16:00-16:10 Short break

16:10-17:15 Science communication workshop | Anna Mustonen, Versus. The participants get to practice science communication with their own research and topic.

18:30-22:00 Evening get-together at Laulutalo: sauna, food, drinks, karaoke & networking

  • Music performance by vocal group Poppis

The pre-colloquium event will take place on Wednesday 22nd of November 2023 and will be both “a half-day conference” and “a get-together”. Therefore, we encourage all the participants to join in pitching their research and participate in social activities.