[Taxacom] Communications Boot Camp for Scientists

Julie Palakovich Carr jpalakovichcarr at aibs.org
Tue Dec 13 08:03:02 CST 2016

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering a
professional development program designed to enhance the communication
skills of scientists, particularly those interested in communicating with
decision-makers and the news media. The program is an excellent way to
develop new communication skills and identify effective methods for
broadening the impact of research and education programs.

The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on AIBS’
highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The Boot
Camp meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior
researchers and program administrators to newly elected professional
society leaders.

The Boot Camp is an intensive, two-day, hands-on training program in
Washington, DC.

Participants will learn:

-How to translate scientific findings for non-technical audiences
-How to tell a resonant story that informs decision-makers
-How to prepare for and participate in a news interview, including
broadcast interviews
-How to prepare for and engage in a meeting with a decision-maker
-How to protect your scientific reputation
-How to identify and define the audience you need to reach
-What policymakers want and need to know from a scientist
-What reporters are looking for in an interview
-How the nation’s science policy is developed and implemented

Participants will also have the opportunity for formal and informal
discussions with science policy and communications experts working in
Washington, DC. A course outline is available at

The workshop will be held in Washington, DC on February 27-28, 2017.

AIBS Individual Members and individuals nominated to participate by an AIBS
Member Society/Organization receive a $75 discount on registration.

Learn more about the program and register now at

Julie Palakovich Carr
Public Policy Manager
American Institute of Biological Sciences
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 420
Washington, DC 20005

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