Event Program

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Day 1: March 7, 2015, Archie K. Davis Conference Center at RTP Headquarters

8:30 AM


9:00 AM

Welcome and introduction

9:15 AM

Opening keynote: Joe Palca, science correspondent for NPR

10:00 AM

Session 1: Engaging audiences with a scientific story

11:30 AM

Session 2: Writing mechanics and the writing/publishing process

with Sara Peach, journalist and UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication instructor

12:30 PM

Lunch with invited speakers

1:30 PM

Writing prompt and write-a-thon instructions

2:00 PM

End of Day 1

March 12, 2015: First draft of attendee writing due by 5:00 PM. Email to group members (see emailed spreadsheet for group numbers and emails).

March 15, 2015: Peer feedback due by 5:00 PM.

March 19, 2015: Revised draft of attendee writing due by 5:00 PM. Email to comscicon.triangle@gmail.com

Day 2: March 21, 2015, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

8:30 AM


9:00 AM

Session 3: Multimedia and non-print communication

10:30 AM

Session 4: Communicating science throughout your career

12:00 PM

Lunch and expert review of attendee writing

2:30 PM

Pop Talks to museum public in the Daily Planet

4:00 PM

Closing remarks

We are grateful to our sponsors for making ComSciCon-Triangle 2015 possible:

Duke Medicine

Duke Graduate School

Duke Science & Society

North Carolina State University

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The Research Triangle Park

UNC Graduate School

UNC Research