NAS Sackler Science of Science Communication III Colloquium

November 16, 2017 – November 17, 2017 all-day
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitutation Avenue
NW, Washington
DC 20418
NAS Sackler Science of Science Communication III Colloquium @ National Academy of Sciences

With so many complex, important, and sometimes uncertain scientific issues facing our society, there has never been a more critical time to communicate effectively. The challenges facing scientists, professional communicators, and the interested public have resulted in a growing area of research—the science of science communication. Evolving from past colloquia, this Colloquium will focus on the consensus study report, Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda, as a framework for advancing both research and practice in science communication. The Colloquium will explore ways to build capacity for and foster the use of evidence-based strategies for engaging the public with science and ensuring its appropriate use. Additionally, this third Colloquium will tackle the tough and often overlooked organizational and infrastructure changes needed to make research-based communication the norm. We expect 550 researchers, practitioners, content experts, and philanthropists to join us at the Colloquium.