Workshop Agenda

The ComSciCon-Houston 2019 Workshop is a two day workshop that will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 and Saturday, March 23, 2019. The workshop will take both days in full with panels and workshops covering a range of topics in science communication. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants on both days.  

While the full schedule of events for the 2019 Workshop is in progress, we have several exciting panels planned. 

Tentative Schedule 

Saturday, March 16, 2019 (8:30AM - 6:00PM)

Panel on Basics of Science Communcation

Panel on Science Writing

Live demonstration Science Interview with the Press

Saturday, March 23, 2019 (8:30AM-6:00PM)

Panel on Science Communicaiton for Diverse Audiences: Beyond Science Writing 

Workshop on Communicating Science with GIFs

While GIFs have been around since 1987, they have surged in popularity on social media and everyday messaging communication over the past few years. Have you considered the value of GIFs in science communication? GIFs can be very powerful for communicating science research, processes, and education. GIFs tend to be engaging, and their ease of use in a variety of mediums can make them a powerful tool in science communication. This workshop will demonstrate several ways that GIFs can be utilized in communicating science and then provide time for participants to go through the GIF creation process. This workshop will mention free tools that can be used on a variety of device types and operating systems. Participants are asked to bring a smartphone, laptop, or tablet for this workshop. 

Panel on Science Policy