The “Cognitive adventures” Conference 2015

How does learning really happen at museums and science centres? How do such institutions contribute to the life of society? What impact do they have on scientific capital? How can museums and science centres become partners to scientists?

The Copernicus Science Centre and the University of Warsaw are pleased to invite you to take part in “Cognitive Adventures”, an international conference. During the two-day event, outstanding scientists, researchers, and practitioners from Poland and abroad will together seek answers to the above questions.

The conference will draw together scientists and scholars who study cognitive processes, the mechanisms of learning, and how people experience institutions of informal education.

It is also intended for representatives of museums and science centres who are interested in the issue of what impact their institution’s activities have on visitors.

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Louise Archer
, King’s College, London.
Prof. Paulo Blikstein, Stanford University, USA.                                                    
Prof. Anna Giza,
University of Warsaw.
Dr. Diana Issidorides,
NEMO Science Centre, Amsterdam.
Dan Wormald, Natural History Museum, London.

Conference objectives:

To discuss museums and science centres as venues for scientific research. To present inspiring examples of research and to foster knowledge-exchange about visitors who come to science centres, museums, and other institutions of informal education, and about the role such institutions play in the life of society. 
To foster contacts between scientists and practitioners from museums and science centres, from Poland and abroad.

The conference will include:

lectures and discussion sessions between scientists and practitioners,
workshops and study tours through the Copernicus Science Centre’s exhibition space.

Registration by 15 October 2015. Registration form and more information available on the Copernicus Science Centre website.

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Additional information, fees and dates:

1. TThe conference language will be English. We will provide simultaneous translation into Polish. A poster session is also being planned, as an opportunity to discuss research topics.

2. The deadline for registration is 15 October 2015.

3. The conference fee is 500 PLN lub 119 EURO. It includes conference participation, conference materials, coffee breaks, lunch, and the official dinner inaugurating the conference.

4. We offer a discount fee for doctorate students: 250 PLN or 60 EURO.