Event Program

This schedule will be updated as speakers and panelists are confirmed.

Day 1: Saturday – August 24, 2019

8:00 am

Check-in & Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 am

Opening Remarks

9:45 – 10:30 am

Plenary Speaker: What is Jargon?
Lorne Farovitch, University of Rochester

10:30 – 10:40 am

Break 

10:40 – 12:40 pm

Workshop Session 1: 

  • Improv Skills - Eric Henderson
  • Networking - Sheryl Hosler
  • Digital SciComm Basics -Christine Herman

12:40– 1:25 pm

Lunch

1:25 - 2:25 pm

Panel 1:  "Who is the SciComm Audience?"

Dietram Scheufele, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Lindsay Maldonado, Shedd Aquarium
Jennifer Caddick, Alliance for the Great Lakes
Chris Bresky, Adler Planetarium

2:25 – 2:35 pm

Break 

2:35 – 4:35 pm

Workshop Session 2: 

  • Improv Skills - Eric Henderson
  • Networking - Sheryl Hosler
  • Digital SciComm Basics - Christine Herman

4:35 – 5:35 pm

Keynote Speaker

Deb Morrison, University of Washington, College of Education

Free and open to the public!

5:35 pm

Meet and Greet Reception 

Day 2: Sunday – August 25, 2019

8:30 - 9:00 am

Check-in & Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00 am

Workshop Session 3: 

  • Theater Skills - Byron Stewart
  • Data Visualization - Steve Franconeri, Northwestern Professor of Psychology
  • How to Start a Podcast or YouTube Video - Co-presented by:  Sheheryar Ahsan, Field Museum & Sadie Witkowski, AAAS Mass Media Fellow

11:00 – 11:10 am

Break

11:10 – 12:10 pm

Panel 2: SciComm Jobs

Kate Golembiewski, Field Museum
Monica Metzler, Illinois Science Council
Patrick Thomas, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Cat Scharon, Field Museum

12:10 – 12:55 pm

Lunch

12:55 – 2:55 pm

Workshop Session 4: 

  • Theater Skills - Byron Stewart
  • Data Visualization - Steve Franconeri, Northwestern Professor of Psychology
  • How to Start a Podcast or YouTube Video - Co-presented by: Sheheryar Ahsan, Field Museum & Sadie Witkowski, AAAS Mass Media Fellow

2:55 – 3:05 pm

Break

3:05 – 5:05 pm

Write - a - thon

5:05 – 6:20 pm Closing Remarks & Event Wrap Up

*Schedule is subject to change