Sharing science effectively: Know your audience and speak their language

Monday, February 5, 2018, 9 AM – 12 PM

 Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Room: Celestin G
601 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70113

Registration is FREE and available here. Although held at the same venue as the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference (GoMOSES), attendees do NOT need to register for the larger conference to join our workshop.

View the flyer here.

Goals and objectives of this workshop include the following:

  • Learn about common challenges researchers have when presenting science.
  • Provide scientists with tips on how to identify their audiences, specifically
  1. Understanding how audiences perceive and process information,
  2. Techniques for engaging lay and professional audiences, and
  3. Meeting the information needs of specific audiences.
  • Refine presentation skills and learn how to design informative slides.


Instructor: Dennis Meredith

Bio: Dennis Meredith’s career as a science communicator has included service at some of the country’s leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke and the Universities of Rhode Island and Wisconsin. He has worked with science journalists at major newspapers, magazines, and radio and TV networks and has written well over a thousand news releases and magazine articles on science and engineering over his career. He develops and conducts custom-tailored, hands-on workshops for groups seeking to enhance their communication skills, both professional and lay-level. He has developed workshops for researchers at universities, research foundations, and government agencies and laboratories.



Interested in attending? Please take a moment to register here for what is sure to be a great FREE workshop. This workshop is being held in conjunction with the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference. It is free and open to the public, workshop attendees do NOT need to register for the conference.




Questions? Please contact Monica Wilson with UF/IFAS Sea Grant (727) 553-3516.


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