CapSciComm Professional Workshop, May 26th: Getting People to Care About Science

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Can we communicate science to the public with the panache and creativity of commercial advertising? Is it possible to accurately explain scientific concepts and strike emotional chords with different audiences? If these questions pique your mind, then join us for our CapSciComm Professional Workshop and Networking Social on May 26th!

“Getting People to Care About Science”
A CapSciComm Professional Workshop
THURSDAY, MAY 26th, 2016
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hutchison Hall 357, UC Davis

CapSciComm Networking Social
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
de Vere’s Irish Pub, 217 E Street, Davis

NOTE: We have reached our 30-seat limit for the Workshop.
Registrants will now be placed on a waitlist.
No registration cap for Networking Social — join us at de Vere’s!

In this fun, interactive workshop, we’ll work through the challenge of explaining scientific concepts using effective messaging and contexts. Through improv play and team activities, we’ll practice creating messages that communicate science to different audiences and stakeholders—ideas that participants can take home to hone for public outreach, elevator speeches, and even grant proposals.

Our May event will be led by creative consultant and CapSciComm Executive Chair Ben Young Landis, who most recently hosted this workshop for Duke University’s School of the Environment. The workshop is free, and we especially welcome students, faculty, and staff from science, communications, and marketing fields, in addition to our professional scicomm colleagues. And if you can’t make the workshop, be sure to join us for our happy hour mixer afterwards in Downtown Davis!

The CapsciComm Professional Workshop series was created as as part of our new programming and direction in 2016. The May event is once again a collaborative effort between Capital Science Communicators and the UC Davis Superfund Research Program, with thanks to CapSciComm Professional Development Chair Dr. Candace Spier Bever.

For questions about the workshop, please contact Ben Young Landis at or Candace Spier Bever at If you have ideas for future CapSciComm Professional Workshops, please email us at!

See you on May 26th!


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