SciComm: The Art (and Science) of Reaching New Audiences

April 20, 2018 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Chicago Botanic Garden
Hosted by: 
Chicago Botanic Garden
Alsdorf Auditorium
Funded By: 
Janet Meakin Poor

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Are you struggling to get the word out about the importance of conservation and biodiversity to peers, policy makers, or the public? Learn from some of the best science communicators how they craft messages that resonate and deliver content in ways that are fun, engaging, and informative. Presenters will focus on multiple communication pathways from traditional and social media to innovative art-science partnerships. Come learn how to communicate complex topics in new and compelling ways. Please bring a sack lunch or plan to visit the Garden View Café.

Come for the day, stay for the evening. Special pricing for participants in SciComm: The Art (and Science) of Reaching New Audiences and Experimental Words.

$39 student with ID
Call (847) 835-6801 to register for both events.

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The Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium is partially endowed by the friends of Janet Meakin Poor, a Chicago-area conservationist and landscape designer dedicated to preserving natural habitats. This symposium is developed in a long-standing partnership between the Plant Science and Conservation department and the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden.


Symposium Location

The symposium will be held in the Alsdorf Auditorium of the Regenstein Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Directions to the Garden can be found here.



The Regenstein School of the Chicago Botanic Garden recommends the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel for accommodations.

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