The Challenges of Coordinating Global Science Communications

Sunday, 16 February 2014
Acapulco (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
James Gillies , European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland
In 2003, CERN decided to conduct its science in public, and embarked on a campaign to leverage the start-up of the Large Hadron Collider to raise the profile of physics. A key part of CERNís approach was to tell the LHC story locally, regionally and globally, such that it had as much relevance to people in Geneva, Illinois, for example, as to those in Geneva, Switzerland. This involved close coordination between participating institutions, and a degree of openness new to the laboratory.