Webinars

Attend an Alda-Kavli Learning Center webinar to learn from guest experts! Our webinars are free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of the Kavli Foundation. If you're not able to attend live, please browse our past webinars and watch the archived recordings.

Alternative Facts and Fake News: Standing Up for Science Amid Misinformation Campaigns

  • Mark Bayer

In this interactive webinar, Mark Bayer will discuss the elements of alternative facts and strategies for debunking them, using as a case study the science communication and policy environment surrounding COVID-19.

Clear, Empathic Communication in a Pandemic & Always (A Two-Part Series)

  • The Alda Center & the Arnold P. Gold Foundation

During these webinars, experts from the Alda Center and the Gold Foundation will discuss strategies for healthcare professionals to cope, to support each other, and to continue to provide the best possible care for their patients in these difficult times. 

The A.R.T. of Connecting: Overcome Boredom and Engage any Audience

  • David P. Otey​

Discover a new paradigm for technical presentations—one based on the best available science about how to connect with an audience and create engagement. Attendees will encounter ideas that may challenge the conventional wisdom about how to construct and deliver a scientific talk.

Social Media Workshop for Scientists: Extending Your Digital Footprint

  • Sree Sreenivasan

A fun, fast-paced workshop for scientists, science communication practitioners and researchers that provides actionable tips to improve your social media skills and reach.

A Guide to Speaking with Humans

  • Paul Sutter

Communicating science to online audiences is easier than you might think. This session discusses the strengths and weaknesses of various social media platforms so you can find out where you fit in best. Learn how to maintain a public presence without sacrificing your research!

Science Communication: A Visual Perspective

  • Yael Fitzpatrick

This session touches on some nuts-and-bolts best practices for visual communication, and will also explore some deeper, more conceptual approaches to consider for the most effective results. 

Eleven Principles for Communicating Science to Get Results

  • Amy Aines & Roger Aines

Learn how to approach your communication with important decision makers so that your conversations and presentations help advance your work. 

Making Science Communication More Strategic 

  • John Besley & Anthony Dudo

Develop an improved understanding of how strategic communicators differentiate between communication tactics, objectives, and behavioral goals in order to develop evidence-based strategy. 

Relationship-Building and Influence: Tips for Getting Sponsors to Support Your Science

  • Amy Aines & Roger Aines

By understanding key principles of relationship-building, you can craft more compelling communication and strategies that get sponsors and funders to support your work. Learn how to build trust and rapport to foster productive relationships with sponsors. 

An Evidence-Based Approach to Science Communication

  • Christopher Volpe

For all our careful work, scientists can still succumb to biases and assumptions that sabotage our efforts to engage with the public. Learn how to avoid falling into the traps that still plague many in the scientific community.