Inclusive SciComm: A Symposium on Advancing Inclusive Engagement with Science

Event Date: 
September 28, 2018 to September 29, 2018

We have achieved astounding scientific understanding yet struggle to implement policies that reflect scientific and socioeconomic realities. This is partly a science communication challenge, highlighting the urgency of inclusive approaches that engage public audiences in ways that reflect the contributions and intersections of our multicultural society.

Metcalf Institute will host Inclusive SciComm, a two-day symposium, September 28-29, at the URI Kingston Campus, in partnership with the Rhode Island Consortium for Coastal Ecology Assessment, Innovation and Modeling (RI C-AIM), to address four themes central to advancing the national conversation on inclusive public engagement: frameworks, challenges, media and strategies.

From higher education curricula to informal science learning to journalism, this unique symposium will feature a range of researchers, practitioners, and educators who are exploring how science topics become part of public discourse, how social media and other disruptive technologies are shaping these conversations, and how inclusive approaches toward public engagement produce more compelling narratives and effective outcomes.

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Note: Earlybird registration rates apply through September 7, 2018.

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