Are you a scientist or health professional who wants to learn how to communicate your work more effectively? A Communicating Science Workshop is being offered on campus March 30 for members of the UW-Madison scientific community (faculty, staff and graduate students). Participants will learn how to use theater and writing techniques to communicate about science with a range of audiences including the public, media, government officials and each other.
The workshop is organized by the Arts Institute in partnership with several other campus entities including CALS’ Department of Life Sciences Communication. Several faculty members from life sciences communication are involved in the workshop including Ron Seely, Dominique Brossard and Dietram Scheufele, who will give the plenary talk on Understanding Audiences.
The workshop will take place in the Discovery Building next Monday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, followed by an optional gathering. The cost is $150 for faculty and staff and $35 for students and post-docs. The registration deadline is this Wednesday, March 25. For more information and to register for the workshop, visit http://artsinstitute.wisc.edu/commsci.htm.
Those interested in attending only the plenary talk can do so free of charge, and registration for the plenary talk can be found at: http://go.wisc.edu/cs_plenaryregister.