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Going Public: Sharing Research Beyond the Academy
Going Public: Sharing Research Beyond the Academy
WhenSaturday, Apr 29, 2017, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Campus locationAllen Library (ALB)
Campus roomAllen Library South, ground floor, Research Commons
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars, Special Events, Workshops
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This interdisciplinary program will provide faculty and students practical guidance on engaging the public and policy-makers via the press, social media, and other venues.
Pre-register online.
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Welcome and Keynote

  • Scott Montgomery, Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies and author of Guide to Communicating Science
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Panel
Let’s be Heard: Perspectives on Working with the Media
  • Victor Balta, Director of News & Information at the University of Washington
  • Misha Berson, Seattle Times
  • Phyllis Fletcher, Northwest News Network
  • James Gaines, Upworthy
  • Dr. James Gregory, History
  • Dr. John Vidale, Earth & Space Sciences
  • Jenny Muilenburg, UW Libraries, Moderator
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Lunch - included with pre-registration
12:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Workshop 1
  • Shaping a Story and Finding Your Voice, Christina Twu, Seattle Globalist
12:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Workshop 2
  • Distilling Story from the Scientific Method, Megan Sukys, Storycrafting
12:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Workshop 3
The Internet is You!  Make Sure You Dress Accordingly.
  • Todd Conaway, Instructional Designer, University of Washington Bothell
12:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Workshop 4
  • Data Visualization Best Practices, Ben Jones, Director of Outreach Programs at Tableau
12:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Workshop 5
  • Interviewing with the Media, Peter O'Connell, former Executive Producer of Special Projects, King 5 News
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Panel - Open to the Public; no registration required
Navigating the Path from Research to Public Policy
  • Dr. Simone Alin, Oceanography & NOAA
  • Senator Reuven Carlyle, Washington State Senate
  • Sally Clark, Director, Regional & Community Relations, External Affairs at UW and former Seattle City Councilmember
  • Dr. Josephine Ensign, Psychosocial & Community Health
  • Tim Thomas, Urban @ UW Homeless Initiative, Department of Sociology
  • Emily Keller, UW Libraries, Moderator
Special thanks to the Simpson Center for the Humanities for their support in assisting with this event.…
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