CE: SciComm 2020
The professional conference, set for August 14-16, is an annual gathering of scientists, educators, professional communicators and artists, all hoping to gain training in effective science communication, forge connections and receive critical feedback. To register, go to http://www.scicommcon.org.
SciComm will open at 1 p.m. August 14 with three professional development workshops teaching education, design and film concepts. The workshops will be followed by a Lightning Talk competition and Film Festival that evening.
Weekend events will include the keynote speeches as well as concurrent talks and sessions by nationally known experts focused on the following key areas: informal STEM learning; science communication research; K-12 STEM; disciplinary-based education research; science and the media; broader impacts; and communicating controversial science. Also on the agenda are a Community Science Festival, hosted by the University of Nebraska State Museum and featuring SciComm participants’ hands-on tabletop activities focused on their area of research; a reception featuring SciComm Bingo and live performances marrying the arts and sciences; and a Science Café hosted by Morrill Hall at The Happy Raven Craft Beer Bar