Programme and Registration

GYA International Conference of Young Scientists "Trust in Science"

Wednesday, 02 June 2021


10:00 - 11:30 UTC - Transforming Food Systems: Public Trust and Engagement to Reach the UN SDGs

How can we increase public trust, understanding and engagement in a common effort to shift towards sustainable food production and consumption?


11:30 - 12:00 UTC - Online Networking 


12:00 - 13:30 UTC -Science Policy Advice – Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

How do we maintain a trusted scientist-to-public relationship for advising on public policy?


13:30 - 14:00 UTC - Online Networking 


14:00 - 15:30 UTC - Improving Trust in Science through Communication

What is trustworthy, and how does trust depend on communication?


15:30 - 16:00 UTC - Online Networking 


16:00 - 17:30 UTC - Building Trust with Open Science

What requirements does building trust place on the pursuit of science?

GYA Working Groups present


Throughout the GYA's Annual General Meeting from 1 - 4 June, many GYA Working Groups will present on their ongoing projects in online sessions open to the public. Registration for the International Conference will also enable access to the following sessions:

Click on any session to see more details about public GYA Working Group presentations.

Tuesday, 01 June 2021

07:00 - 07:45 UTC - Science diplomacy for trust building, with the Science Diplomacy for South Asia Working Group

09:00 - 09:45 UTC - Survey of different meanings of experiments accross the GYA, with the Critical Experiments Incubator Group

09:45 - 10:30 UTC - Virtual Missions under YSAP: A New Normal, Young Scientists Ambassador Programme (YSAP) Working Group


Thursday, 03 June 2021

15:00 - 15:45 UTC - The COVID-19 Pandemic and Art,  with the2020/21 Interdisciplinary Grant Project Group

15:45 - 16:30 UTC - Science and Arts: Dialogues between languages of the mind, with the Science + Art = Peace + Justice Working Group

16:30 - 17:15 UTC - Positive aspects of the pandemic: seeing the glass as half full, with the Women in Science Working Group


Friday, 04 June 2021

09:00 - 10:30 UTC - How might we scientists harmonise reason with sensibility?, with the Harmonising Reason with Sensibility Focus Group

12:00 - 12:45 UTC - Climate change, human trafficking, migration and food security, with the Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group

13:45 - 14:30 UTC - Global perspectives on anti-discrimination in science, with the Addressing systemic discrimination Focus Group

Science Policy Memo Writing Workshop


29 & 30 May 2021 - AGM Satellite Event

Organized by the GYA Science Advice Working Group together with the Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG), this satellite event to the GYA Annual General Meeting invites early-career researchers from around the world interested in improving their science-policy communication skills to join!

Register here by 26 May 2021:!

Trust in Climate Science - Satellite Panel on 22 March 2021

How can insights from different areas of scientific research encourage a better public understanding of climate change and its implications for human development?

If you missed this panel, you can read about it and watch recordings here.