#InclusiveSciComm: A Symposium on Advancing Inclusive Public Engagement with Science
September 28, 2018 to September 29, 2018
Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting and the Rhode Island Consortium for Coastal Ecology Assessment Innovation & Modeling
University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI
The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting in partnership with the Rhode Island Consortium for Coastal Ecology Assessment Innovation & Modeling (RI C-AIM), has launched a new symposium to bring together professionals and students across a wide range of disciplines to discuss challenges, opportunities, and strategies for prioritizing inclusive approaches toward science communication and public engagement with science.
The planning committee was inspired by the critical need for an organized national conversation on making public engagement with science more inclusive at all levels: practice, training, education, research, etc. As can be seen from the agenda, the symposium is designed to share successful practices and models for engaging diverse public audiences in ways that acknowledge and respect their perspectives and contributions. The organizers expect this symposium will yield many new ideas and collaborations, and will serve as the launch pad for a much richer national conversation on these topics, across many disciplines and communities.
Early registration is through September 7, and rates vary based the number of days attending and professional level. The symposium is limited to 150 people.
2018Call for Papers