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Going Public: Sharing Research Beyond the Academy
WhenSaturday, Apr. 29, 2017, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Campus locationAllen Library (ALB)
Campus roomResearch Commons
Event typesLectures/Seminars, Meetings, Special Events, Workshops
Event sponsorsUW Libraries, eScience Institute, and Research Commons

What role can academics play in solving contemporary problems? How can we break out of the cloistered world of academic journals and conferences and share research with a broad audience? How can we bring facts to the forefront of urgent issues? This interdisciplinary program provides faculty and students practical guidance on engaging the public and policy-makers via the press (print, radio, and television), social media, and other venues.

Please register online.
9:30 am - 10:15 am - Welcome and Keynote

10:15 am - 11:15 am - Panel
  • Let’s be Heard: Perspectives on Working with the Media

11:15 am - 12:15 pm  Lunch - included with pre-registration

12:20 pm - 1:50 pm Workshop 1

  • Shaping a Story and Finding Your Voice, Christina Twu, Seattle Globalist

12:20 pm - 1:50 pm Workshop 2
  • Distilling Story from the Scientific Method, Megan Suyks, Storycrafting

12:20 pm - 1:50 pm Workshop 3

S.O.C.I.A.L: Principles and Tools for Value-Creating Strategic Social Media for Business and Marketing

  • Abhishek Borah, Assistant Professor, Marketing & International Business, Foster School of Business,
  • Madison Sullivan, Business Research & Instruction Librarian, UW Libraries

12:20 pm - 1:50 pm Workshop 4
  • Data Visualization Best Practices, Jenny Richards, Senior Data Artist at Tableau

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Panel - Open to the Public
  • Navigating the Path from Research to Public Policy…
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