Posted August 1, 2022 by Dan Moser
SciComm 2022: Sharing Science in a Polarized World will help participants develop effective strategies for engaging diverse audiences with science.
Hosted biennially by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the SciComm conference brings together people who use science communication in diverse careers, including scientists, students, discipline-based education researchers, K-12 teachers, science learning researchers and evaluators, policymakers, formal and informal science learning providers and others.
SciComm 2022 includes keynote and featured speakers, workshops, panels, a film festival, a Science Slam and 15-minute talks from conference attendees, supplemented by in-person activities for local participants.
- UNL alum Raychelle Burks, associate professor of chemistry, American University, science communicator and author of the science-meets-true crime column “Trace Analysis” for Chemistry World
- Emily Calandrelli, host and co-executive producer of the Netflix series “Emily’s Wonder Lab” and correspondent on Netflix’s “Bill Nye Saves the World”
- Corey Gray, lead operator, Caltech – LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) and member of the Siksika Nation of Alberta, Canada
- Darrion Nguyen, creator of Lab Shenanigans and a Houston-based science content creator
The schedule includes four workshops focused on developing skills for inclusive science communication, inclusive mentoring, depolarizing science communication and democratizing science, all Aug. 17; three expert panels: Community-Engaged Science, Aug. 17; Communicating Complexity, Aug. 18; and Religion, Science Communication and Climate Change, Aug. 19; oral presentations, Aug. 18-19; a virtual Science Slam and in-person watch party, Aug. 18; an online film festival; and opportunities for virtual and in-person networking all three days.
Registration is $25 for students and virtual-only attendees, and $50 for general in-person attendees. The registration fee can be paid with a cost object. If cost is an obstacle to attending, email email@example.com describing your circumstances.
For more information, contact Jocelyn Bosley, ORED research impact coordinator.