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Communicating Your Science

Monday, April 3, 2017

1:00 PM-6:00 PM

Jointly sponsored by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies in the College of Medicine and the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems.

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This workshop will address best practices for speaking with government officials, the public, the press, and the effective use of social media. All guests will assemble after the small group workshops for an improvisational theater exercise with a goal to help develop and practice skills of effective communication. The event will conclude with a networking reception.

Seating is limited.

Schedule of Events

12:30 – 1 p.m. Registration

1 p.m. Welcome

1 – 3 p.m.

  • Tools for Effective Communication with the Public and the Media
    Lauren Ingeno, Drexel News office University Communication
  • Communicating Through Social Media
    Nathan Fried, PhD, Postdoctoral IRACDA K12 Penn-PORT Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
  • Government Advocacy
    Michael Heintz, Director of Advocacy, Outreach and Training, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.

3–3:30 p.m. Coffee Break/Networking with Speakers

3:30 – 5 p.m. All Students/Workshop: Improvisational Theater, with Bobbi Block

5 – 6 p.m. Reception and Networking


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Contact Information

Denise Cotter

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Convene Commerce Square
2001 Market Street, Suite 210
Philadelphia, PA 19103


  • Graduate Students