Communications Bootcamp for Scientists in October

Sept. 19, 2018
Photo of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. from near the Potomac River.

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is  offering scientists a professional development opportunity. The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on our highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The program meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior researchers and program administrators.

The Boot Camp is an intensive, two-day, hands-on training program in Washington, DC. from October 15-16, 2018

Participants will learn:

  • How to communicate science to 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 decision-makers want to hear 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 working in Washington, DC.

Register Here