The National Academy of Sciences will host their second Science of Science Communication colloquium on September 23rd and 24th in Washington D.C.. The colloquium will also be available as a webcast and subsequently as videos on the Sackler Colloquia’s YouTube channel. The program will consist of short talks and panel discussions from leading experts and is co-sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Science, the National Science Foundation, PNAS, and COMPASS.
“The colloquium offers scientists, communication practitioners, and opinion leaders the opportunity to discuss issues of mutual concern, share successes and ongoing questions, and fine-tune their understanding of how lessons from research can drive effective communication of scientific topics.”
(The National Academies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECic_pHHJIc&feature=youtu.be)
Videos from the first colloquium (held in May of 2012) are also available online for viewing.
“The Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia address scientific topics of broad and current interest that cut across the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Each year, three to four colloquia are scheduled, typically two days in length and international in scope. Each colloquium is organized by a member of the NAS, often with the assistance of an organizing committee, and feature presentations by leading scientists in the field and discussions among one hundred or more researchers with an interest in the topic. “