A Guide to Speaking with Humans

About the webinar:

You're a scientist. You know things. You'd like to talk to people about those things. But how? Let's explore the world of science communication together, and find how and where you can fit in best. Maybe it's on social media. Maybe it's blogging or vlogging. Maybe it's talking to journalists. Maybe it's a book or public speaking. Maybe it's all of the above. As a bonus, we'll discuss how to maintain a public presence without sacrificing your research!

Learning objectives:
  • Strengths and weaknesses of various social media platforms
  • Inreach vs. outreach
  • How to identify audiences
  • How to communicate effectively without wasting time
  • How to choose appropriate strategies for social communication

January 15, 2020
3:00-4:30pm ET

This webinar is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of the Kavli Foundation and the American Chemical Society. 

Webinar speaker: 

Astrophysicist Paul Sutter studies the earliest moments of the Big Bang, the emptiest places in the universe, and novel methods for detecting the first stars. He received his PhD in Physics in 2011 as a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow, and prior to his current position he held research fellowships in Paris and Italy. Host of the popular Ask a Spaceman! podcast and YouTube series, Paul also regularly appears on radio, TV, and in print, including on the Science Channel, History Channel, and Weather Channel. His first book, Your Place in the Universe, was published in November 2018.

The opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the speaker. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the Alda Center.