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BSA Masterclass – Science Communication Primer
Fri 7 April 2017, 10:00 – 17:00 BST
New to science communication or looking to progress your public engagement skills?
The Science Communication Primer gives those new to science communication and engagement an overview of this varied sector. It is suitable for researchers, educators, those in the early stages of their sci-comm career, volunteers looking to expand their skills and anyone who is passionate about engaging society with science.
Whether you’re looking to make more impact with your research, have been inspired by British Science Week or frustrated by recent ‘post-truth’ narratives in the media, the Primer has something for you. Interactive workshops will guide delegates through understanding your audience, choosing the right medium for science communication, evaluation and future trends in science engagement. The day will also include a speed-networking session to develop your work with experienced professionals from across science communication.
Throughout the day, delegates will write proposals, evaluation plans, and receive one-on-one feedback on ideas and career development. The training event includes interactive workshops in the following areas:
- Understanding your audiences: Why science engagement? – Ivvet Modinou, (BSA)
- Choosing the right medium for your message – Tom Tapper (Nice and Serious), Carol Kenrick (Lab 13), Cristiana Vagnoni (BSA) and Kat Arney (Harpist, broadcaster & author )
- Speed mentoring – A range of industry professionals from museums, universities, learned societies and more
- Evaluation and impact – speaker TBC
- Future trends in science communication – Harry Armstrong (Nesta)
Who should attend the event?
We take a broad view of science communication, to include anyone who creates conversations about science, through any medium, and any institution. We include scientists, volunteers, public engagement professionals and professional science communicators, journalists or educators, and this event is suitable for people who fall into any of these categories, or whose work involves talking about science.
The event is intended to give an overview of the sector, so is most suitable for people with less than two/three years of experience in the sector. However, anyone is welcome as it also provides a great refresher.
What’s included in the ticket?
The price includes participation in the workshop, delegate pack which they will complete throughout the day, access to the presentations and delegate lists, plus refreshments and lunch.
What's the refund policy?
Full refunds are available up to 4 weeks prior to the event, with a 50% refund available up to 1 week prior. No refunds are available with less than one week's notice.