[Taxacom] Expand Your Broader Impact Skills

Julie Palakovich Carr jpalakovichcarr at aibs.org
Wed May 31 11:41:31 CDT 2017

The American Institute of Biological Sciences is offering its popular
Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists this fall.

Join us in Washington, DC on October 9-10, 2017 for a comprehensive
training program designed to meet the needs of everyone from graduate
students to senior researchers and program administrators.

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
-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 to leverage social media
-How the nation’s science policy is developed and implemented

Participants will have the opportunity for formal and informal discussions
with science policy and communications experts.

Dates: October 9–10, 2017

Location: AIBS Washington, DC, Offices, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite
420, Washington, DC 20005

Learn more 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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