Registration open for science communication conference

Registration open for science communication conference

SciComm logo. Engaging the Public in Science 2016.
SciComm 2016 logo

Registration has opened for SciComm 2016, a science communication conference taking place Sept. 23-24 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Assembling a roster of scholars, educators and experts from the university and Lincoln Public Schools, SciComm 2016 will offer insights on effectively communicating scientific research and fostering science literacy.

The two-day event will include:

  • A symposium at the Nebraska Union that features natural and social science researchers, museum specialists, and K-12 educators who will cover innovative approaches to science outreach, best practices in science communication, strategies for teaching controversial topics, and socio-psychological challenges to science engagement

  • Keynote address from TED speaker Melissa Marshall

  • Science Night Live!, a free science outreach event at Lincoln's Railyard district, where Husker researchers and SciComm participants will share their work with the public

  • A free workshop, developed in collaboration with the National Alliance for Broader Impacts, for scholars interested in learning to highlight the potential applications and societal impacts of proposed research

Organized by Nebraska's Matt Wilkins, a postdoctoral researcher in biological sciences, this year’s conference has already attracted registrants from across the United States. There is no registration fee for the Sept. 23 workshop or Science Night Live! A $20 fee grants entry to the Sept. 24 symposium, which will include lunch.

Registration, which closes Sept. 6, will be capped at 300 attendees. To learn more and register, visit http://nescicomm.com. Presentations from 2015’s inaugural SciComm conference can be found here.