Organising of conferences for the general public


A conference on a (popular) scientific theme, organised (in part) by one or more researchers and meant for the general public. 



This indicator pertains to conferences and symposiums meant primarily for a general public of interested persons. These are all products based on scientific/scholarly insights, presented and/or communicated in an environment or through a channel that is accessible to broader societal groups. Examples are conferences for the general public in such domains as heritage, media, history, or the arts.

Conferences may qualify as hybrid if they are meant not only for peers but also professionals and/or the general public. If this is demonstrably the case, then these results are included under the indicators in Cell 1, Research products for peers. They can be reported a second time here in the narrative, where there is an opportunity to explain the interaction and/or interweaving of research and societal impact and relevance so typical of the humanities. 



This indicator can be operationalised using various criteria to demonstrate – with arguments – the importance of the products. The criteria are:

  • innovative nature of conference
  • reach and/or national/international nature
  • size of conference
  • status and/or reputation of conference
  • role of research unit and/or researchers in organising the conference



Reasoned indicator, as part of narrative.