Workshop on Science Communication

February 24-26th, 2016 in Utrecht

Whether presenting face-to-face, exchanging opinions over eMail, or putting down your ideas for a thesis, compiling home-work, or writing the authoritative publication for Nature: a meaningful message needs more than just talking!

During the two-½-day workshop and symposium “Are you still talking…?” we will bring together students and researchers from different fields to find out what the commonalities and differences in their approach to communication are, to learn how to get information across the borders of your own academic discipline, and how to establish that elusive connection that leaves a powerful impression.

For this workshop, we are looking for enthusiastic PhD students from all walks of science who want to become better at communicating and getting their point across to colleagues or the public. In a mix of theory and practical work, you will be taught how do analyse the strengths and weaknesses of your communicative approach with respect to your content and the target audience – peers, science journalists, the general public, or a future employer or grant-giver from the industry,– and how to develop a strategy based on your analysis. To make matters more interesting, you will not only work with your own project, but with the abstract supplied by another participant in order to give you – and them! – a glimpse into the many ways you can interpret the same subject matter.

Deadline for application: January 31st, 2016.

This workshop has been made possible by financial support from the EU (Marie Curie CIG action, project #294061) and the collaboration with my colleague Mirko Schäfer.

More info in the flyer (pdf)  Are you still Talking?

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