Schedule

 

*This schedule is currently tentative and subject to change

Friday, April 12

9:00 - Check-in and breakfast

9:30 - Welcome

9:45 - Pop talk demos 

10:00 - Panel 1: Advocacy and Diversity

11:00 - Pop talks 1

11:30 - Lunch

12:30 - Keynote address

1:30 - Break

2:00 - Pop talks 2

2:30 - Workshops: How to Pitch OR How to Communicate with Policymakers

3:30 - Workshops (swap)

4:30 - Closing

5:00 - Networking Mixer 

 

Saturday, April 13

9:00 - Check-in and breakfast

9:30 - Panel: Creativity in Science Communication

10:30 - Practice pop talks

11:15 - T-shirts & photos

11:30 - Lunch

12:30 - Write-a-thon Workshops (expert review of participant writing)

2:30 - Closing remarks

3:00 - Adjourn

 

 

Some impressions from last year's event!

"Meeting like-minded people at the workshop made me more confident in my career interests and gave me new resources through whcih to pursue those interests."

"I learned a lot of good tips about discussing science with resistant audiences. This is a challenging topic but we heard different strategies from a variety of attendees which made me feel like I have a good toolkit now."

"I learned to meet non-scientists where they are, to listen to their concerns, and not try to change their minds overnight."

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