The power of stories: two #ESA2017 events on Wednesday (8/9/2017)

Science is a part of everyone’s life and everyone has a story. The best available science tells us that for most audiences, stories are more interesting, understandable, convincing, and memorable than evidence‐focused communications. Yet scientists are unfamiliar with this literature and rarely share their work using a narrative style. Two events at #ESA2017 offer exposure to and practice with telling your own stories! The first is a discussion and social and the second is a live show. Read on for more details!

Storytelling Social for Science Communication
Wednesday, 8/9, 11:30 am-1:15 pm
OCC D140

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 Erin Barker and Shane Hanlon of the Story Collider will lead a discussion about telling your science story. This discussion will explore how to develop and tell personal stories about science with intellectual honesty and ethical consideration. Erin and Shane will present research on storytelling and narrative persuasion, and highlight the value of personal stories in science. Participants will learn how to find, develop, and perform their own deeply human stories of science.  Click to view in program.

Springer Nature Storytellers at ESA: Sips, Snacks, and Stories about Ecology
Wednesday, 8/9 – doors open at 6:30 pm and the show runs from 7:00-9:00 pm
OCC room B116

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RSVP here (required); each RSVP includes one free drink!

Join Springer Nature, our partners at The Story Collider and the ESA Science Communication Section for a fun evening of sips, snacks and true, personal ecology stories told by researchers themselves. Inspirational, captivating, enlightening and certainly entertaining, you will have the opportunity to hear about and connect with the experiences of those on the front lines of ecological discovery.

Featuring: Karin BodewitsKirsten Grorud-ColvertLaura MeyersonRicardo Rozzi, and Elisa Schaum


Images: Impact Media Lab (Sips, Snacks & Stories); BGMerkle (Storytelling Social)

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