Stories from the Science Cafe: Casual Encounters in Outreach

Sunday, February 17, 2013: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Room 209 (Hynes Convention Center)
Science cafes, a new and increasingly popular outreach model, offer a powerful way to reach out to your local community and connect with younger and nontraditional audiences. Cafes are live and lively events that take place in casual settings such as pubs and coffeehouses and feature engaging conversations with scientists. NOVA, the most-watched primetime science series on television, currently supports a network of over 260 cafes. The unique format offers a new way for scientists to communicate with youth, families, and the general public. In this presentation, learn how the science cafe format works, along with strategies for presenting topics in ways that help the audience develop a personal connection with you and your research.
Rachel Connolly, NOVA/WGBH