Sharing Science in Plain English: Panel & Late Lunch

10 December 2013, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Moscone North Rooms 130-131

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Free to Registrants

Scientists speak a specialized language. Learn how to translate your science for the general public at this afternoon panel. You’ll be introduced to effective communications strategies and offered tools and tips for honing your message for a variety of audiences.

Update: Read panel moderator John Calderazzo’s latest post on The Plainspoken Scientist about the importance of knowing your audience. This is his first in a series of posts on science communication before he leads this Fall Meeting panel.

John Calderazzo, an English Professor at Colorado State University and co-director of Changing Climates at Colorado State, will lead the panel. Speakers include Melanie Fitzpatrick, a Climate Scientist from the Berkeley office of the Union of Concerned Scientists, who will give tips for making science come alive using powerful narrative and crafting messages that stick, Betsy Mason, Senior Science Editor for WIRED, who will offer the perspective of a journalist who frequently works with scientists, and Mike Osborne, AGU’s 2013 Mass Media Fellow and a Stanford University Ph.D. student of paleoclimatology, who will talk about his experience working as a science news reporter at KQED radio in San Francisco this summer.

The event is free and a box lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Open to all.