This Thursday at #ECSJ2017: Pedro

What are YOU going to see this Thursday?

Pedro Mendes
Pedro Mendes is a student of engineering physics from Portugal

Each day, the #ECSJ2017 media/social media team will ask delegates what their choices are for the next day at the European Conference for Science Journalists in Copenhagen.

Pedro Mendes, a Master’s student of Engineering Physics from Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal, gave us his top picks for Thursday’s programme.

He plans to attend both plenary sessions in the morning, Manipulation of science in media (09-10:30: DR Concert Hall) and Science journalism in a post-truth world (11-12: DR Concert Hall).

“I’m looking forward to science journalism in a post-truth world” says Pedro. “Because Professor Pedersen will be there.” (David Budtz Pedersen is Professor and Co-Director of the Humanomics Research Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark.)

In the afternoon, Pedro will be on his way to the press tour to Niels Bohr Institute Niels Bohr Institute - explore the research  (13-16: Niels Bohr Institute). He did note that he is going to miss a few sessions in the afternoon and he hopes that he can make it back in time for the Panel debate on Responsible journalism A new wave of censorship in science journalism (16-17:30: IT University - Auditorium 3)

“Most of the sessions are very interesting, but I’m going with the press tour to the Niels Bohr Institute as I study engineering physics.”, he noted “I hope I will make it to ‘A new wave of censorship in science journalism’, if the tour finishes a little bit earlier.”

In the end, Pedro adds “I’m here because I want to follow a career in science communication. The best way to do it is to get a background in physics first. Next year I’ll be finished with studying and I’ll see what I can do then. Hopefully I can come here to Copenhagen because I love the city, it’s so cool, I would love to live here.”

There is also one last event on Thursday, the Farewell Reception, Science & Cocktails Party at Christiania (18:30: The Grey Hall - Christiania). We hope everyone will be there!

Want to get into contact with the media/social media team? @ECSJ2017 or find us in the room 4.A.09 at the IT university building.