Science communication is about bringing the meaning and importance of scientific discoveries to the public. ScienceTalk brings together people from all parts of the scientific world to work together to promote, educate, inform and inspire a passion for science in those who are not scientists.
ScienceTalk ’18 will unite scientists, science communicators, journalists, policymakers, students and others for two days of learning how to talk science to non-scientists or those outside their discipline. The gathering, co-sponsored by OHSU, offers instructional workshops, panels and presentations on how to better communicate science to everyone.
Thursday and Friday, March 1 and 2
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center
Information and registration at ScienceTalk.org
Keynote speakers include Keri Kukral, founder, Raw Science TV, and Michael Lemonick, editor, Scientific American, who will present on the intersection of science and mass media communications.
Workshop topics range from media interview tips and the ways science can inform public policy to data visualization and infographic design. Workshop hosts include Ed Jahn from OPB, Stephanie Fine Sasse from ScienceRiot.org, Steven Sobieszczyk from the U.S. Geological Survey and Larry Sherman from the Oregon National Primate Research Center, who will present “Lessons from Science on Tap.”
Registration for Science Talk ’18 is $300 for professionals and $100 for students/trainees.
Another science communication training — March 3 at the Lucky Labrador
On Saturday, March 3, there’s another chance to learn how to talk about science. There’s no charge for Share Your Science workshop and write-a-thon but registration by Feb. 20 is required. The workshop was developed by The People’s Science and the event focuses on humanizing researchers, storytelling and science communication best practices. Registration includes the submission of a draft summary of a research paper that will be workshopped during the write-a-thon. March 3, workshop/writing from 1:30 to 5 p.m., mixer begins at 5 p.m. Lucky Labrador Brew Pub 915 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.