Finding Your Voice: Effective Science Communication

2 Dec 2012 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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Attendee, Science Communication/Public Affairs, Student

Fall Meeting Media Interview
InterContinental San Francisco - Grand Ballroom A-C888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Want to share science with others? Need to sharpen your communications skills? This Sunday afternoon event offered by AGU and COMPASS will help demystify media interactions, introduce you to useful tools for honing your message, offer hands-on practice in explaining your work to general audiences, and foster a network of connections and support.

Known for developing and leading the Leopold Leadership Fellows training – and dozens of workshops for faculty, researchers and students around the country each year – COMPASS is an organization that helps scientists communicate succinctly and effectively with journalists, policymakers and more. Speakers include Alex Witze, of Science News, Anil Ananthaswamy, of New Scientist, Helen Fields, a freelance reporter for Science and Smithsonian, Kate Gammon, a freelance reporter for Popular Science and Wired, and Mark Fischetti, of Scientific American.

The free event begins at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, 2 December, at the InterContinental Hotel, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco, and ends at 5:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Advance sign up is required.

Please complete the form below to indicate interest in attending the workshop. The AGU public information office will respond via e-mail to let you know whether you are on the list to attend. Sign-up is now closed. Note: You must be registered for the Fall Meeting to be confirmed to attend this event. Questions may be addressed to Mary Catherine Adams, AGU Public Information Specialist, at