Communicating Science Conference

4 10 2007

Looks like I’m going to be spending a lot of time in New York this month; the RU Anthropology club is planning a trip to the AMNH, I‘m headed to NYU this weekend for an Evolutionary Anthropology conference, and I’ll be headed back to NYU on Thursday, October 18th for a panel discussion called “How various media outlets are used to popularize, communicate, and promote science.” Registration is fairly cheap if you’re not a New York Academy of Sciences Member ($10 for students, $20 for everyone else), and it looks like the discussion should be informative. Here’s the release I received about the event;

Thursday, October 18th at 7pm
New York University School of Medicine
Faculty Dining Room
(map: http://www.med.nyu.edu/contact/includes-local/NYUMC_Map.pdf )

The Science Communication Consortium (SCC) is pleased to announce its second lecture of the year, on the media’s role in science communication. Four dynamic panelists (including prominent SWINY members) will discuss their past and current roles using various media outlets, including print and radio, to present scientific topics to a variety of lay audiences.The lecture will be held on Thursday, October 18th at 7pm.

Panelists include:

Christopher Mims is the special projects editor at Scientific American dot com. In his former role as online editor at Seed Magazine, he built scienceblogs dot com.

Ann Marie Cunningham is a science journalist who began in magazines and books, and has moved into broadcasting and Webcasting. She is now a contributing producer to NPR’s Talk of the Nation: Science Friday and its Web features and acts as Executive Director to TalkingScience, Science Friday’s nonprofit arm.

Kitta MacPherson has been The Star-Ledger’s science writer since 1983. She strives daily to provide clear, concise prose about science for the intelligent “laypeople” who are her readers.

David Levine is Senior Director in the Office of Communications and Marketing for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Levine was Director of Media Relations for the American Cancer Society. He also worked as a medical editor/writer for Pfizer Inc and has published a number of scientific articles for lay audiences.

A networking reception will follow the talk, which will provide an opportunity to meet the panelists and network with other science writers, scientists, authors, journalists, and others in attendance.

Please RSVP through the New York Academy of Sciences:
http://www.nyas.org/events/eventDetail.asp?eventID=10685&date=10/18/2007%207:00:00%20PM

I wonder if anyone will drop an F-bomb at the meeting…

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