#SpreadingFacts: Communicating Science for a Better World

Tuesday, December 03, 2019 at 8:00am to 6:30pm

Samberg Conference Center, 6th Floor

The MIT Press, Technology Review, and Knowledge Futures Group present a conference on the art and practice of science communication.

There is widespread concern today that the gap between scientific and public understanding on issues such as climate change, GMOs, and vaccine safety may be growing, and ample recent evidence that lies, unfortunately, spread faster than truths.

At #SpreadingFacts, you’ll join experts in the practice and art of science communication and journalism for a day focused on understanding and maximizing the public trust in — and impact of — evidence-based research. Advances in science and technology are, after all, our strongest ammunition in facing urgent global challenges, and effective public communication a critical ingredient in ensuring and amplifying research impact.

Co-hosts: Amy Brand, Director, The MIT Press and Co-founder, The Knowledge Futures Group; Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher, MIT Technology Review; Gideon Lichfield, Editor in Chief, MIT Technology Review

Keynote: Marcia McNutt, President, National Academy of Sciences

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$25 for MIT Affiliates; $100 for the General Public

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