We aim to move from talking about why communicating
our science is important to improving how we actually do that.

That’s why, each year, we host at least one workshop or session focused on science communication professional development. The following links will connect you to information about current and past workshops.

2018: Lots of Sessions in the works for #ESA2018!

We are coordinating with several other sections to ensure a wide range of scicomm and engagement sessions are on the program, while also avoiding time and topic conflicts. If you have a session proposal in mind, or would like to be part of one, please share your session idea in this ESA-wide coordinating doc, have a look at our Section’s #ESA2018 planning info, and get in touch ASAP.

2017: Loads (~7) of Sessions at #ESA2017

Experienced communicators will work with you to consider how you represent yourself (Branding is not a dirty word), and how to enhance your presentation skills (improv!). #SketchYourScience is back, and we’ll be doing “Ask a Pro” meet-ups at our booth. We’re also collaborating with Springer Nature Storytellers and The Story Collider on an evening mixer event! Click here for complete event details.

2016: 2 Sessions at #ESA2016

Experienced communicators will will work with you one-on-one in our portfolio/project review workshop, and then get you jazzed up during our IGNITE session! Click here for complete details.

2015: Communicating Science Vividly

Experienced science communicators will lead visual communication and writing activities to help participants build skills in conveying complex scientific concepts to broad audiences through storytelling and other creative narrative pathways. Click here for complete details.

2014: Beyond the Written Word: Advancing Ecology Communication Through Multimedia

  • Hands-on micro-workshops in audio, illustration, photography, video and writing
  • Experience with basic (free) tools and apps; exposure to multimedia communication
  • Series of blog posts from workshop participants