Ramon International Science Communication Conference


20:00-23:30 [IST]|13:00-16:30 [EST]

We’re pleased to invite you to register for the first international science communication conference of its kind! The event will focus on making science accessible to different audiences, encouraging diversity in STEAM, and how to inspire the next generation of scientists.

SciComm Con is designed for people with a passion for space and science, educators, communicators, and academics interested in hearing about methods of communicating scientific content in new and original ways.

The conference will combine lectures and panels with scientists and science communicators from around the world, including former NASA astronaut and senior advisor at SpaceX Garrett Reisman, former NASA Associate Administrator for Education Donald G. James, and many more!

While the event is open to the public for free, people who register in advance will receive access to the Live Chat and Q&A platform during the conference


20:00-20:05 IST | 13:00-13:05 EST Conference Overview and the Ramon Foundation
  • Ran Livne (Director-General, The Ramon Foundation)
20:05-20:20 IST | 13:05-13:20 EST Fireside Chat: Science Communication’s Role in Society
  • Dr. Garrett Reisman (American engineer and former NASA Astronaut)
20:20-20:30 IST | 13:20-13:30 EST Keynote #1 Outreach from the ISS
  • Eytan Stibbe (2nd Israeli Astronaut; Founding Director of Vital Capital Fund)
20:30-20:45 IST | 13:30-13:45 EST Keynote #2 Science Communication at NASA
  • Donald G. James (former Assoc. Administrator of Education, NASA)
20:45-20:50 IST | 13:45-13:50 EST Video Presentation - Why SciComm: A Message from International Science Communicators (Part I)
20:50-21:30 IST | 13:50-14:30 EST Paving the Way to STEAM - Using Media to Inspire the Next Generation.
  • Moderator: Ron Sparkman (Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Stardom)
  • Kellie Gerardi (Aerospace Professional; Science Communicator @KellieGerardi)
  • Diana Alsindy (@TheArabianStargazer)
  • Dr. Chris Ferrie (University of Technology Sydney: Associate Professor)
  • Shelli Brunswick (Chief Operating Officer,Space Foundation)
  • Dr. Reut Sorek Abramovich (The Ramon Doctor of Philosophy, DSASC)
21:30-22:00 IST | 14:30-15:00 EST Spotlights - An Insight into Science Communicators.
  • Kirsten Banks (Astrophysicist & Science Communicator, @AstroKirsten)
  • Cathrin Machin (Deep Space Artist and Science Communicator, @CathrinMachin)
  • Ron Sparkman (Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Stardom)
  • Lee Giat (CEO, Flying Ostrich Media, Inc.)
22:00-22:05 IST | 15:00-15:05 EST Video Presentation - Why SciComm: A Message from International Science Communicators (Part II)
22:05-22:45 IST | 15:05 - 15:45 EST From the Laboratory to the People - Making Science Accessible to a Diverse Audience.
  • Moderator: Kovi Rose (Founder & Editor-in-Chief,
  • Fraser Cain (Publisher, Universe Today)
  • Dr. Yakov Faerman (Astrophysicist, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Kirsten Banks (Astrophysicist & Science Communicator, @AstroKirsten)
  • Dr. Héloïse Stevance (@Sydonahi)
  • Sophia Gad-Nasr (Physics PhD Candidate, UC Irvine)
22:45 - 23:25 IST | 15:45 - 16:25 EST STEAM Initiatives - Kickstarting Your Outreach Programs.
  • Moderator: Hili Shapiro (Former Educational Volunteer Manager at SpaceIL)
  • Yomiran Nissan (CEO, Little Big Science)
  • Dr. Graham Lau (Research Investigator, Blue Marble Space Institute of Science)
  • Michal Ziso (Architect and Founder of ZISO)
  • Lee Giat (CEO, Flying Ostrich Media, Inc.)
  • Yumna Majeed (Space Educator & Aspiring Astronaut)
  • Janet Ivey (Creator & CEO, Janet’s Planet, Inc.)
23:25-23:30 IST | 16:25-16:30 EST Closing Remarks and Call to Collaboration
  • Kovi Rose (Founder & Editor-in-Chief,


Dr. Reut Sorek Abramovich

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Diana Alsindy

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Kirsten Banks

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Shelli Brunswick

Space Foundation
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Fraser Cain

Universe Today
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Dr. Yakov Faerman

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Dr. Chris Ferrie

UT Sydney
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Sophia Gad-Nasr

UC Irvine
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Kellie Gerardi

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Lee Giat

Flying Ostrich Media
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Janet Ivey

Janet's Planet
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Donald G. James

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Dr. Graham Lau

Blue Marble Space
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Yomiran Nissan

Little Big Science
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Ran Livine

Ramon Foundation
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Cathrin Machin

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Yumna Majeed

Space Communicator
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Dr. Garrett Reisman

former Astronaut
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Kovi Rose

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Hili Shapiro

Tevel - Herzliya
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Ron Sparkman

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Dr. Héloïse Stevance

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Eytan Stibbe

Vital Capital Fund
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Michal Ziso

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