You’re Invited! Co-organizers needed for #ESA2018 comm & engagement sessions, contribute to this blog, and more!

As we mentioned in our #ESA2017 recap post a couple of weeks ago, a wealth of opportunities sprung up and/or were identified at this year's annual meeting. Here's a complete list of all our current volunteer opportunities. We'll keep that updated, so do check that page when you have time to commit. Meanwhile, we want … Continue reading You’re Invited! Co-organizers needed for #ESA2018 comm & engagement sessions, contribute to this blog, and more!

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You’re planning an #ESA2018 session related to communication and/or engagement? Let’s coordinate!

We're spearheading a multi-section/committee coordination effort. The aim is to help ensure great attendance at, and wide-ranging coverage of topics relating to, comm & engagement sessions at #ESA2018. So we'd love to know: Are you planning a session that in some way relates to themes of communication and/or engagement? Such themes include (but aren't limited … Continue reading You’re planning an #ESA2018 session related to communication and/or engagement? Let’s coordinate!

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

Prepping for #ESA 2017? Handy tips & links re social media #scicomm (tips, ESA policies, plus ok/not ok icons)

We thought we'd share a couple of handy notes re social media #scicomm at #ESA2017 next week, starting with the ESA social media policy for this year's conference. The official hashtag is #ESA2017). Use #ESASciComm if you're joining/tracking along with the SciComm Section. #ESA2017 Social Media Policy Highlights: NO photo, video, or audio recordings during scientific sessions (talks … Continue reading Prepping for #ESA 2017? Handy tips & links re social media #scicomm (tips, ESA policies, plus ok/not ok icons)

#ESA2017 SciComm activities (a long list)

Of course, the SciComm Section is hosting sessions! We have 2 workshops, 2 storytelling sessions, 3 mixers, a business meeting/meet-up, and #SketchYourScience all lined up! We're especially excited about the following: If you’re looking for even more SciComm at the conference, quite a few sessions caught our attention. SciComm-related sessions are listed on our website, here, according … Continue reading #ESA2017 SciComm activities (a long list)

IMPROV Your Science: A, #ESA2017 Workshop Building Skills for Effective Communication (SS-3, 8/7)

Start the Annual Meeting off right and join us for a fun and interactive session. Our workshop will focus on building and practicing skills to strengthen public speaking, adaptability, listening, and teamwork. We will provide participants with tools to improve all forms of oral communication, from conference presentations and public lectures to meetings with policymakers … Continue reading IMPROV Your Science: A, #ESA2017 Workshop Building Skills for Effective Communication (SS-3, 8/7)

ESA SciComm Section officer nominations extended through annual business meeting! Nominate yourself today!

Invitation: Raise your hand, sign up, and contribute your vision to ESA SciComm for 2017-2018! Nominations for Chairperson-elect and Secretary are open and have been extended until August 8, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. If you are a member of the ESA SciComm Section* we welcome your self-nomination! Please use this Google Form to submit nominations (of yourself or … Continue reading ESA SciComm Section officer nominations extended through annual business meeting! Nominate yourself today!

Volunteers needed for Happy Hour “Ask a SciComm Pro” sessions at our booth during #ESA2017

One of the main requests members made in the 2015 section planning survey was networking and mentorship support and opportunities. We're looking for volunteers willing to be at our booth to help us meet these objectives. Volunteers will respond to career and career-transition questions and generally represent the diversity of possible SciComm careers already pursued … Continue reading Volunteers needed for Happy Hour “Ask a SciComm Pro” sessions at our booth during #ESA2017