Science Communication for Societal Impact 2020

Online, hosted from Delft

14-18 September 2020, half-days

With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and uncertain developments regarding governmental restrictions on events and travel, we have decided to offer this course online to make it accessible to you. 

One of the new challenges for Science communicators is to contribute to the societal impact of scientific Research. In order to generate more effective impact, it is important to consider how science is communicated, how it is perceived, whether the right research reaches the relevant audience, if the message is understood and whether it is trusted. This course will help you to understand how science communication can be performed in such a way that it will reach (potential) users of scientific research in society.

Society can benefit from innovative and well-substantiated methods for mission-oriented communication of science, covering a number of impact-pathways: through government (evidence informed policy making), through business (science marketing) or through media (science broadcasting), to name a few. Although the relevance seems undisputable, communicating the outcome of scientific research to society is not per definition part of a routine of academic researchers. It usually lacks a programme and structure. Therefore AESIS brings together professionals and stakeholders in the field of impact and science communication, in order to support the development of the new goals, professions and tasks in the interface between science and society.

More (background) information about the content and goals of the course can be found in the Programme

Target audience

Research managers, Science communication strategists,

Librarians, Science funders, Policy makers, Press officers

And other professionals involved in science communication

and impact of science

 

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Partners

Confirmed trainers

Cissi Askwall

Cissi Askwall

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Anna Maria Fleetwood

Anna Maria Fleetwood

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Emily Jesper

Emily Jesper

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Paul Manners

Paul Manners

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Maarten van der Sanden

Maarten van der Sanden

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Alex Verkade

Alex Verkade

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Anika Duut van Goor

Anika Duut van Goor

Course coordinator

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Locations

The course will be organised online via Zoom-software

Traveling to the conference location