Webinar: Transforming science communication for transformations to sustainability

The first ‘Transformations Talks’ webinar will take place on Wednesday 15 April at 16:00 – 17:00 CEST/14:00 – 15:00 UTC/GMT. Registration is free and open now.

Science communication is being transformed by the emergence of digital and social communications platforms, and researchers are increasingly being asked to demonstrate impact and engagement through continuous communication activities and outputs, including for non-academic audiences, such as the press. For transdisciplinary research projects involving diverse groups of non-academic stakeholders, questions around which voices get heard in science communication, the ethics of communication practices, and how to maintain trust between research participants at the same time as documenting and reporting on ongoing research become crucial.

This webinar will look at why developments in science communication matter for transformations to sustainability, communicating about ongoing transdisciplinary research with new audiences in an inclusive and ethical way, and how today’s communications tools can be used to foreground voices that are frequently marginalized in climate change debates.

Speakers:

  • Susi Moser, Director, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting
  • Emily Polk, Lecturer, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford University
  • Ochieng’ Ogodo, Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Coordinator, SciDevNet

The webinar will include time for questions and comments from participants.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This is the first in a series of ‘Transformations Talks’ webinars from the Transformations to Sustainability programme on tools for transformative research communications. Future webinars will look in depth at using social media for social change, participatory video, art, and play as communications tools.

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