Program

Update: Learn more about our program in our Annual Report, available by clicking here.

ComSciCon-Atlanta is a two-day intensive workshop. On both Thursday, March 1, and Friday, March 2, we will begin with complimentary breakfast starting at 8 AM. We will conclude with evening activities (networking dinners, movie screenings) on both evenings, ending at approximately 9 PM. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee break/snacks will be provided on both days.

PANELS AND BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • Outside of the Box: SciComm in Creative Outlets
  • The Big Picture: The importance of interdisciplinary collaboration & intersectional thinking
  • The Engaged Scientist: Reaching Out from the Ivory Tower
  • The Bread and Butter Panel: Writing for Non-Technical Audiences
  • Data is Beautiful: Data Visualization*
  • StoryCentric: Telling Your Story*
  • Humor in Science Communication*
  • Digital Storytelling with Joe Hanson
  • Expert Review of Writeathon Submissions
  • Mock Interviews

The schedule below is now set. All events take place at the Engineered Biosystems Building at Georgia Tech unless otherwise indicated.

WEDNESDAY February 28

  7:00 - 9:00 PM Attendees Mixer at Manuel's Tavern (link here)

THURSDAY March 1

  8:00 Breakfast begins
  9:00 Welcome Address
  9:30 Panel 1: Outside of the Box: SciComm in Creative Outlets
11:00 Panel 2: The Engaged Scientist: Reaching Out from the Ivory Tower
12:15 Lunch
  1:15 Breakout Session 1
  3:00 Breakout Session 2
  4:45 Data Viz Playground
  5:45 Wrap Up + Walk to Dinner
  6:00 Career Networking Dinner at the Marcus Nanotechnology Building
  7:15 Digital Storytelling with Joe Hanson
  9:00 FIN

*Breakout Sessions: Attendees will be have a choice of two of the three breakout session options.

FRIDAY March 2

  8:00 Breakfast begins
  9:00 Panel 3: The Big Picture: The importance of interdisciplinary collaboration & Intersectional thinking
10:30 Keynote talk by Dr. Joe Hanson, PBS Digital Studios
12:00 Lunch
  1:00 Panel 4: The Bread and Butter Panel: Writing for Non-Technical Audiences
  2:30 Expert Review: Writeathon Submissions // Mock Interviews
  3:45 Expert Review: Writeathon Submissions // Mock Interviews
  5:00 Collaboration Wall / Book Swap
  5:30 Closing Remarks
  6:00 Group Photo
  6:30 Conference Banquet at Ormbsy's (link here)