Register for free by July 20 to attend an awesome science communication workshop at Naked City Brewing, July 29!
Share Your Science, an initiative by The People’s Science (TPS), has chapters in Eugene, Portland, San Diego, and this year, our very own Seattle, WA. TPS is a nonprofit dedicated to improving communication and outreach skills in scientists, and they are awesome.
Scientists and science communicators can register for free (deadline is July 20, so get in there!) to attend the SciComm event on July 29 from 2-5pm at Naked City Brewing in Greenwood (drinks after).
Our free workshops focus on humanizing researchers, storytelling, and best practices from the science of science communication. Materials are designed to foster applied skills and to support researchers in their public-facing roles. We are collaborating with leading organizations – including ComSciCon and NPR’s Friends of Joe’s Big Ideas (FOJBIs) – to facilitate a coalition of informed, empowered, and motivated researchers prepared to share their science with everyone.
Attendees are introduced to easy-to-implement best practices for public-facing communications, mindsets for overcoming the deficit model to create bidirectional access points, and strategies for integrating outreach efforts into their existing workflow.
Share Your Science partners with ComSciCon, a workshop series organized by graduate students, for graduate students, focused on science communication skills (this is also a fantastic opportunity; I myself attended the PNW regional conference back in March — check it out!). Also collaborating is Friends of Joe’s Big Idea, a community of young scientists that includes undergrads, graduate students, post docs and faculty interested in improving their science communication skills, started by NPR correspondent Joe Palca in 2012. And lastly but not least(ly?), the Northwest Science Writers’ Association (NSWA), Seattle’s fabulous regional chapter of the National Association of Science Writers.
Check out the poster below and sign up for an interactive training and workshop, write-a-thon, and shmooze and booze afterwards!