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Friday, July 14, 2017
ComSciCon 2017

Graduate students and post-doctoral researchers are invited to apply for the 2017 Communicating Science Conference on Friday, July 14th, 2017 and Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Now in its third year at Cornell, it is organized by graduate students and postdocs in the BEST Program and solicits applications from all of upstate New York.

This unique professional development experience will provide attendees with a fantastic opportunity to meet leaders in science communication from across the Upstate New York community, learn from and interact with a remarkable group of invited experts, and produce an original work communicating scholarly research to a new audience.

Application, registration, and attendance to the workshop are free of charge for accepted applicants, though transportation will not be provided or reimbursed. We ask that you only apply if you can attend both days of the workshop - Friday, July 14th, 2017 and Saturday, July 22nd, 2017. The application will close on March 31, 2017.

Click here to apply! Visit our website for more information about the program.  Download event flyer here.

This event is possible thanks to the support of the following sponsors: 

About the workshop:

ComSciCon is a franchise that involves:

  • Panel discussions facilitating discussion on key issues in science communication between invited experts and attendees in a group setting
  • Writing training, such as writing mechanics instruction and guided peer and expert review sessions
  • Pop talks, during which attendees communicate their own research in a concise and engaging format
  • Write-a-thon in which participants produce original works of science communication and seek publication and wider distribution

ComSciCon-Cornell this year will also feature panel and discussion sessions on:

  • Diversity and Inclusion--reaching out to people who are not seeking scientific information, or even distrust science; cultural communication; choosing which venue, language, and media to use
  • Outreach and Education--connecting with non-scientists in written and oral form
  • Public Science Discourse and Socially Sensitive Topics--civic engagement, discussing a topic that is politically charged in a non-political way, when and how it is appropriate to bring science into political debates, and reflecting on re-framing a scientific approach
MUST attend both days Jul 14 & 22
deadline to apply Mar 17
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