Alan Alda Plenary Session

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
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Location: Great Hall, Memorial Union

Description: Join us for a unique communication training opportunity with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. This interactive session introduces participants to general principles in how to craft short, clear, conversational statements — intelligible to non-scientists — about what you do and why it matters. The session consists of an interactive presentation and discussion on interpreting technical material using examples and analogies to illuminate unfamiliar concepts to your audience. The plenary will address problems and solutions in public interactions as well as peer-to-peer communication. Participants will be actively engaged in improvisation exercises and will practice clarity in speaking to non-scientists about their work.

Target audience: Faculty, staff, postdoctoral associates and students who want to develop skills that will enable them to effectively and successfully communicate about their research and scholarship with those outside their field.