Strategic outreach is vital if you want to affect policy, bring media attention to your work or spark a lifelong interest in science in everyone you meet.
It’s also the only way you’ll be able to directly communicate the results of your work for social benefit.
You’re invited to learn How To Talk About Science at a conference at the University of Victoria in May 2012. After two days of interactive sessions you’ll have the tools to fine-tune your outreach strategies using pointers from some of the top scientists and media working in science communications today.
May 25—27, 2012
University of Victoria | Victoria, BC, Canada
Conference Tracks and Keynotes
Petti Fong (Toronto Star Newspaper)
Kate Lunau (Assistant Editor, Maclean's)
Bruce Kilpatrick (UVic Communications)
Bruce MacKenzie (City Editor, Victoria Times Colonist)
Christie Nicholson (Contributing Editor, Scientific American)
Phil Saunders (Narrative Devices Communications)
Jennifer Gardy (BC Centre for Disease Control)
Sally Greenwood (Genome BC)
Ed Ishiguro (UVic Learning &Teaching Centre)
Lynne Quarmby (Simon Fraser University)
Robyn Sussel (Health & Science Communicator, Signals.ca)
Larry Yore (UVic Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education)
David Blades (UVic, Science Education & Curriculum Development)
Jude Isabella (Editor and Author)
Dianne Lattemann (VA Puget Sound Health Care System; University of Washington)
Melisa Yestrau (UVic, Actua, Science Venture)
Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko (Founder, Canadian Association for Girls in Science)
Billy McClune (Queen's University Belfast, Director of Education)
MacLaurin Foyer Activities
Poster presentations will be on display in the main foyer throughout the conference.
Visit the interactive science booth hosted by UVic's Venture's Girls science club . Learn tips and tricks for delivering effective and fun hands-on science demos.
Venture Girls is a weekly club open to girls in gr.3-6 to explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Delivered by Science Venture and funded by Actua (www.actua.ca), girls are able to explore STEM in supportive, creative, and safe environments
Martlet, 14 June 2012: More Bill Nyes Needed: UVic conference addresses issues of science and communications.
The Ring, April 2012: Conference addresses telling the story of your research
Martlet, 23 Feb 2012: Conference shows importance of scientists getting their message to the public
Talking About Science online?
To discuss the conference — before, during and after — on Twitter, please use the hashtag #talksci.
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Genome British Columbia
Alberta Innovates Health Solutions
Simon Fraser University- Faculty of Science
University of Victoria