Program

ComSciCon-MI 2019 will take place over the course of two full days from August 17-18th, 2019. The program will consist of panel discussions, pop talk sessions, expert review of non-technical piece of writing prepared by each participant, a keynote lecture , and networking opportunities.  See below for a more detailed breakdown.

*Content is subject to change.

Day 1: August 17th, 2019

8:30a - 9:00a Check-in, breakfast
9:00a - 9:15a Opening remarks
9:15a - 9:30a Pop Talks -- Round 1
9:30a - 10:30a

Panel 1 -- Careers
    Ryan Bixenmann, Elyse Aurbach, Mark Auslander, Shoba Subramanian

10:30a - 10:45a Break
10:45a - 12:45p

Breakout Session 1
    -- Websites and Portfolios (Elisabeth Anderson)
    -- Podcasts and Video (Rachel Morris, Jim Monahan)

12:45p - 1:45p Lunch
1:45p - 2:00p Pop Talks -- Round 2
2:00p - 2:15p Pop Talks -- Expert Reviewers
2:15p - 3:45p Write-A-Thon expert review
3:45p - 4:00p Break
4:15p - 5:30p Keynote -- Dr. Samantha Yammine
6:00p - ?? Networking Dinner
Location TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2: August 18th, 2019 

8:30a - 9:00a Check-in, breakfast
9:00a - 9:15a Pop Talks -- Round 3
9:15a - 10:15a Panel 2 -- Ethics
    Dan Wixted, Michael Imperiali, Laura Cabrera
10:15a - 10:30a Break
10:30a - 12:30p Breakout Session 2
    -- News Reporting (Ian Demsky)
    -- Illustration and Graphics (Joseph Trumpey)
12:30p - 1:30p Lunch + group photo
1:30p - 1:45p Pop Talks -- Round 4
1:45p - 2:45p Panel 3 -- Creative SciComm
    Dan Teravest, Alison Bernstein, Monika Wood, Patrick Morgan
2:45p - 3:00p Break
3:00p - 5:00p Breakout Session 3
    -- Science Policy (William Dean, ESPA; Edyta Sitko, UCS)
    -- Data Visualization (TBD)
5:00p - 5:15p Closing remarks, event wrap-up