Science & Policy Communications Workshop

Monday, 24 June
1:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 150A
Advance registration required

Hone your ability to communicate effectively with policy makers, the press, and the general public at this complementary interactive communications workshop. A kickoff panel will discuss why it’s important for scientists to work with policy-makers, how to craft simple and compelling messages for general audiences, and what you can/cannot say to legislators if you’re in a government job. Participants will also gather in smaller groups to develop messages about their science and to practice delivering those messages in mock meetings with legislators and reporters.

Panel speakers include:

Matthew Wright, Communications Manager in Scientific Ocean Drilling Programs, Consortium for Ocean Leadership (Moderator)
Erika Bickford, 2013 AGU Congressional Science Fellow
Chris Trent, Congressional Affairs, U.S. Geological Survey
Susan Joy Hassol, Director, Climate Communication

Read more about the workshop on the Science Policy Conference blog, The Bridge: Connecting Science and Policy. For more details, e-mail