Bad Presenter Bingo: The Science Communication Game You Don’t Want To Win

Friday, February 17, 2012: 3:45 PM-4:45 PM
Room 111-112 (VCC West Building)
The past five years have seen an explosion of opportunities for scientists to explain their work to public audiences and they are increasingly encouraged to do so. “Lay” audiences (i.e., donors, grant reviewers, policy-makers, media, and the science-curious public) are of tremendous importance to scientists’ work. Traditionally, scientific training hasn't taught communication skills along with research skills. The good news is effective strategies for speaking to, and writing for, lay audiences are easy to learn and practice. Using an engaging "Bingo" game, this workshop will explain those strategies, provide easy tips for mastering them, and guide attendees through the many resources available for use before their next presentation.
Monica M. Metzler, Illinois Science Council
Monica M. Metzler, Illinois Science Council