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Join the first ‘Transformation Talks’ webinar to explore how research communication can be transformative

The Transformations to Sustainability programme has launched a series of webinars on tools for transformative research communications, with the first webinar in the series due to take place on Wednesday 15 April. Registration is now open.

The series of ‘Transformations Talks’ aim to explore innovative work in research and science communication that has the potential to contribute to transformations to sustainability. They are hosted by the ISC Secretariat for the Transformations to Sustainability programme.

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.

The first 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.

When? Wednesday 15 April, 16:00 – 17:00 CEST/14:00 – 15:00 UTC/GMT
Where? Online from anywhere in the world
Who are the presenters?

  • 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.

The webinar is free and open to all. A recording of the webinar will also be made available on the Transformations to Sustainability website.

Planned 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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