Event Program

Our Full Program is now online!

Day 1: Saturday – August 6, 2016

8:00 am

Check-in & Breakfast

8:45 – 9:15 am

Opening Remarks

9:15 – 9:45 am

Pop Talks – Round 1

9:45 – 10:45 am

Panel 1: Multimedia in Science Communication

Panelists:

  • Olivia Castellini, The Museum of Science & Industry
  • Emily Graslie, The Brain Scoop & The Field Museum
  • Charlie Meyerson, Rivet Radio & Meyerson Strategy

10:45 – 11:00 am

Break

11:00 – 11:30 am

Pop Talks – Round 2

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch

12:15 – 2:15 pm

Workshop Session 1

  • Now they see it: Visual communication of the patterns in your data – Steve Franconeri
  • Best Practices in Science Education & Communication for K-12 Audiences – Julianne Hatfield
  • So you want to be a podcaster. Now how will you get people to listen? – Charlie Meyerson
  • Expanding Your Audience: Utilizing Video for Science Communication – Sheheryar Ahsan

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Writing Tutorial – Peer Editing Session

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Keynote Speaker: Emily Graslie (Open to the public)

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Reception

Day 2: Sunday – August 7, 2016

8:30 am

Check-in & Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 am

Pop Talks – Round 3

9:30 – 10:30 am

Panel 2: Journalism & Blogging in Science

Panelists:

  • Kevin Bersett, University Marketing & Communications at Illinois State University
  • Becky Lang, Discover Magazine
  • Matthew Wood, ScienceLife

10:30 – 10:45 am

Break

10:45am – 12:45 pm

Workshop Session 2

  • Strike at the heart of storytelling – Sara Grady
  • You’re Always On: Advanced Presentation Skills for Graduate Students – Dan Moser
  • How to Build a Compelling Online Presence As a Grad Student – Ellen McSweeney

12:45 – 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Panel 3: Science Outreach & Education

Panelists:

  • Meridith Bruozas, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Robert McNees, Physics at Loyola University Chicago
  • Monica Metzler, Illinois Science Council
  • Michelle Paulsen, Ready, Set, Go at Northwestern University

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Break

2:45 – 4:15 pm

Writing Tutorial – Expert Editing Session

4:15 – 4:45 pm

Closing Remarks & Event Wrap Up

**Schedule is subject to change.

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