ScienceComm’17 India

Learn how to better communicate science through a comprehensive conference on science communication with experts from Switzerland and India!

Event Details


National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus , Bangalore, Karnataka 560012 India


June 30, 2017 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm


Does science inspire you? Do you have a lot of scientific ideas and revelations that you want to share with the world, but don’t know how? Do you wish there was an easier and more interesting way to communicate science?

If yes, ScienceComm ’17 is designed just for you!

We believe that science is for all. And science has to be simplified for all. So we’re bringing you a comprehensive science communication conference that will enable you to share your ideas, findings and researches in simple but effective ways. The one day conference will include sessions on Science Writing and Photography, Cinema, Social Media, Data Visualisation, Science and Arts, etc. hosted by experts from each of these domains.

Whether you’re a student, a researcher, an educator, a science writer or a citizen science enthusiast, ScienceComm ’17 will redefine the way you communicate science from here on!

Speakers of ScienceComm’17 India


Philipp Burkard is the Managing Director of Science et Cité and a member of several executive boards on science and culture. He regularly lectures on science communication. He has studied German philology and philosophy in Berne and Vienna. He has promoted the work of late Friedrich Dürrenmatt as part of a research project by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Burkard says "I understand dialogue in the broadest sense: it can take place directly with researchers, but after an impressive experience they can also be found at home at the dining table. The importance of science should be present in our world of life. " Learn the many facets, trends and developments in science communication in Switzerland from Burkard!
Philipp Burkard
Director / Science et Cité
A popular name in the citizen science circle, Anil Annaiah works with leading brands across the Corporate & Social Development world. His work from the last two decades has been about conceiving and contributing to corporate & social impact assignments as a photographer, ideator, strategist, storyteller, artist, consultant, writer & filmmaker. Anil’s session on ‘Discovering Science Through Lens’ is sure to awaken the artist in you and inspire you to tell stories in a way it’s never been done before.
Anil Annaiah
Artist and Filmmaker / Brand Radianz
Armed with an MBA from IIM Bangalore and a B.Tech from IIT Madras, Anand explores insights from data and communicates these as visual stories. He is a data geek who believes that "Tools are never the concern, the motive and the execution is." Anand's session on ‘(Big) Data Visualisation in Science Communication’ will reveal the many ways in which scientific data can be simplified and visualised.
S. Anand
CEO and Chief Data Scientist / Gramaner
Laura is a data scientist and visualization specialist who’s worked with leading organisations in Switzerland. She holds a PhD in Computational Biology from EPFL and has given workshops on data visualization and scientific illustration for various educational institutes in Switzerland. Learn from her, the design of scientifically accurate and visually pleasant illustrations and animations for academics or journals, using simple tools and techniques. The next time you create an infographic, you’ll know exactly how to make it impactful, for specific target audiences.
Laura Symul
Data Analysis and Visaulisation Expert
Sandhya is a freelance science writer who writes about astronomy and space for various publications, including The Wire, Mint, and Planetary Society. She writes the science blog Telemetry for TeamIndus and is an editor at HasGeek. Sandhya uses various social media platforms for science communication, including Twitter, Quora, and Snapchat. Learn the art of communicating science that will trend on social media from Sandhya.
Sandhya Ramesh
Editor / Hasgeek
Nandita is a science communicator and co-founder of the feminist science initiative The Life of Science. The Life of Science is a website run by Nandita and Aashima Dogra that documents the life and work of active women in science in India. The project has used social media extensively to spread awareness about Indian science, start conversations about gender equality and for crowdfunding. Along with Sandhya Ramesh, Nandita will talk about the power of social media in science communication in the session 'Science That Trends Online'.
Nandita Jayaraj
Independant Journalist / The Life of Science


ScienceComm’17  India is an initiative by swissnex India in partnership with Foundation Science et Cité and National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS).