Science communication and sensemaking: strategies, tactics, tech stacks | Liz Neeley
Thursday, October 07, 2021 at 1:00pmVirtual Event
Communication - with VCs, journalists, patient communities, and others - is a critical skill in the modern research enterprise. While the upsides can be considerable, the required work can be just as complex and time-consuming as the science you're working to convey. Those who attempt it while unskilled and unprepared are, at best, wasting resources: at worst, they pose a genuine threat to reputations and relationships alike. This seminar is focused on developing an efficient, effective protocol for busy researchers faced with planning, managing, and engaging in the creative, unpredictable work of science communication.
Liz Neeley is the founder and CEO of Liminal Creations LLC, a consulting firm focused on sensemaking and science communication. Her work began in ocean conservation and is grounded in more than a decade of work in storytelling, science media, and policy. Liz is a nationally-recognized science communication trainer and co-organized the National Academies colloquium on misinformation about science in the public sphere. She has a particular interest in environmental issues, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and the intersection of science and social justice. Her academic seat is with Yale University, where she is a lecturer and the Senior Advisor for Science Communication at the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative. She is currently the Vice-Chair of the AAAS Committee on Science and Technology Engagement with the Public (CoSTEP) and sits on the advisory board for the Aspen Institute Science & Society Program. She was previously the Executive Director of The Story Collider. Find her on twitter at @LizNeeley.