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Communicating Science in the 21st Century

Friday11/092:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Creating impact through science requires effective communication and dissemination. In today’s landscape, there is an array of communications tools—go beyond peer-reviewed journals with this mini-symposium on mastering the message through media as varied as story, blogging and broadcast.

Registration is requested.

2 p.m. Introductory remarks by WID Director Jo Handelsman

2:15-3:15 p.m. Mastering the message

Knatokie Ford, Founder and CEO, Fly Sci Enterprise
Chris Schmidt, Senior Producer, NOVA
Dominique Brossard, UW-Madison Life Sciences Communications
John Hawks, UW-Madison Anthropology
Holly Walter Kerby, Wisconsin Story Works
Cathy Techtmann, UW-Extension
Khoa Tran, graduate student in molecular and cellular pharmacology

3:30-4:15 p.m. Breakout workshops on storytelling (with Holly Kerby) and blogging (with John Hawks)

4:30-5:30 p.m. Origins: The making of a UW-Madison documentary

Kelly Tyrrell, moderator, University Communications
Julie Davis, Astronomy
John Hawks, Anthropology
Clark Johnson, Geosciences
Jeff Miller, University Communications
Eric Wilcots, Astronomy

This event takes place in the Discovery Building.

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Event Category: Technology, Math & Engineering
Event Type: Lectures, Panels and Discussions
Age: Adults
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UW–Madison (Discovery Building)
330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States


Discovery Outreach
(608) 316-4382

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