As many of you are aware, next April the Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PCST 2018) is bringing scholars and practitioners of science communication and public engagement to New Zealand from all around the world.
We'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us the following week to decompress, expand your ideas, and build deeper connections with other colleagues in this field. This event is open to anyone - including Science Technology and Society (STS) and other public engagement scholars and practitioners who are not intending on joining the PCST conference.
The retreat will take place from the evening of Monday, April 9th, until lunch on Thursday, April 12th, at the beautiful Waihoanga Centre, about an hour north of Wellington. While we hope that participants will join for the whole time, we also understand that you might have other commitments -- so you're welcome to come for just part of the time as well.
The cost of the retreat will be approximately NZ$380 per person, which will include all meals and accommodation. We require 15 confirmed participants to go ahead, and will cap numbers at 30.
If you're interested in joining this event, please register your interest (even if you can't make a full commitment at this stage) at:
Please register your interest no later than December 15th (ideally before). We will confirm if we have sufficient numbers to proceed by December 18th so that you can book your travel with confidence.
We hope to see you there.