New AECC secures first conference

A delegation of 600 global science communication scholars and practitioners will be among the first to use the facilities at the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).

The new AECC has confirmed its first conference
The new AECC has confirmed its first conference

The new venue, based at Bucksburn, Aberdeen, doesn't open until 2019, but has won the bid to host the 16th annual Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) conference in 2020.

It will also be the first time the conference, which will include workshops and keynote speeches from leaders in the field, has been held in the UK.

The event was secured with the help of the University of Aberdeen, who won the right to host the conference through a competitive bidding process at this year’s PCST Conference in Istanbul. The conference was awarded subvention funding from VisitAberdeenshire, match funded by VisitScotland’s Conference bid Fund.

Aberdeen city council leader Jenny Laing said: "It is great news that the new AECC has received its first booking. The new AECC is a vital part of ensuring Aberdeen can compete on a global basis with other major cities and also for its future prosperity as it will attract bigger names in entertainment, as well as more international events and conferences."

President of PCST, Brian Trench, added: "Scotland will in 2020 become the sixteenth country to host a PCST conference, and we confidently expect the Aberdeen event to be a big success. We have had our conferences in all continents, reflecting our standing as a global network.

"We look forward to meeting representatives of the very many facets of science communication that are practised and studied in Scotland, the United Kingdom and far beyond, when we gather in Aberdeen in 2020."

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