Science Communication Short Course - Networking Skills for Early Career Scientists


This workshop style short course takes a hands-on approach to learning the tricks of science communication, focusing on effective networking. We will work on perfecting your "elevator speech" for different audiences, learning how to use social media to expand your online network and promote your research, present tips for giving a good media interview and practice networking skills you can utilize during meetings and conferences. While this workshop is geared towards early career scientists the tips and tricks are useful for scientists at any career stage.


Date and time: June 11, 2018 from 1 PM to 5 PM

Location: Convention Center, Picuris Room (Lower Level - see map)


Dr. Wendy Bohon, Science Communication Specialist, IRIS

Beth Bartel, Education and Community Engagement Specialist, UNAVCO

Maite Agopian, Education and Outreach Coordinator, EarthScope National Office


IRIS EPO will cover the cost of dinner and one nights lodging (double occupancy) at the conference hotel on the night of the workshop (June 11) for all workshop participants. 


To register, please email before May 18, 2018 and indicate your interest in attending the workshop. You will receive an email response within 7 days to confirm your registration.


1:00-1:30 - Intros and Ice Breaker (Making Meaningful Connections at Meetings)

1:30-2:00 - Finding Points of Connection (Active listening)

2:00-2:30 - What's in a Word? (Breaking down jargon)

2:30-2:45 - BREAK

2:45-4:00 - Constructing and practicing elevator speeches for different audiences

4:00-4:20 - Tips for talking to the media

4:20-5:00 - Networking using Social Media

5:00 - ADJOURN


Social Media and Talking to the Media Powerpoint Presentation