ISC Knowledge sharing session: The New Frontiers of Science Communication

24 March 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 CET 25 March 2021, 17:00 – 19:00 CET
ISC Knowledge sharing session: The New Frontiers of Science Communication

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As a continuation of our knowledge sharing series for ISC Members and as a kick-off meeting to the ISC Science Communications Network we invite all staff members, office bearers and representatives of organizations that are part of the ISC membership to join us for an interactive session on the new frontiers of science communication.


🟢 Podcasting as a powerful way to tell stories (Anand Jagatia)

🟡 Shedding light on the mystery of Clubhouse (Ioana Sträter)

🟢 The wonderful world of science communication on TikTok (Dr. Robert Lepenies)

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Ioana Sträter is a cross-industry innovation expert, with more than 20 years of international expertise in media, marketing and communications. As the Founder of QuestiQ, she helps people and organizations to tap into the real potential of their growth. She likes to analyse what makes people and organizations thrive and what are the best formulas for success. Ioana will talk about what is Clubhouse and how it can be used for marketing and communication, inside and outside an organization. She will speak about how to join, who you can meet there and will give you a few insights into Clubhouse best practice.

Anand Jagatia is a freelance multimedia producer. He currently presents Crowdscience on the BBC World Service, and makes films, podcasts and animations. Previously, he has worked for the Royal Institution (which tended to involve setting things on fire), and the Microbiology Society. Anand will talk about why podcasting (and audio more generally) is such a powerful way to tell stories. He’ll share his experiences making science podcasts at a range of different organisations, for different audiences, on a variety of budgets. And he’ll offer advice on how to get the best out of the medium. 

Dr. Robert Lepenies is a research scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, Germany and a member of the executive committee of the Global Young Academy. Research interests include: science-society-policy interfaces, (indicator) politics of the Sustainable Development Goals, ethics of economics, multidimensional poverty, the legitimacy of using behavioral instruments in policy (“nudging”), and questions relating to the role of scientists in society. In his presentation, Robert will give an introduction about the wonderful world of science communication on TikTok and about what science communicators (and scientists who enjoy communicating) can learn on the platform.


Alison Meston’s role as ISC Communications Director includes developing the ISC communications and outreach strategy, supporting membership engagement and working alongside colleagues on a wide range of ISC projects. Alison holds a Master’s of Arts in Public Policy and International Law from the American University of Paris and most recently, a Programme Certificate in Climate Change Management from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining the ISC, Alison worked in the Communication and Information sector at UNESCO, as Director of Press Freedom for the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers and as a Public Affairs officer for the British Red Cross.


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