Bad Presentation Bingo: Please Lose this Science Communication Game

Friday, 14 February 2014: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Grand Ballroom F (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
There has been an explosion in recent years of opportunities for scientists and engineers to explain their work to nonscientific audiences, and they are increasingly encouraged to do so. The “lay” audiences, i.e., donors, grant reviewers, policymakers, media, and the science curious public, are of tremendous importance to scientists’ work. Scientific training has not traditionally included communication skills along with research skills. Fortunately, effective strategies for speaking to, and writing for, lay audiences are not hard to grasp. This workshop will use an engaging "Bingo" game to explain those strategies, provide tips for mastering them, and highlight resources available for attendees to use before their next presentation.
Monica M. Metzler, Illinois Science Council
Monica M. Metzler, Illinois Science Council