National Science Activation Symposium

June 25, 2019, 10:00 am


Dr. Lucy Jones invites scientists, researchers, engineers, and students for the National Science Activation Symposium on June 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, in partnership with the American Geophysical Union. Starting at 10am, this day-long event in Downtown Los Angeles will bring together scientists seeking to see their science used to address the challenges society faces from the natural environment.

The day will feature keynotes and presentations by noted experts in media, policy, and science, including elected officials, journalists and researchers. Attendees will be seated at round tables where they will listen to the presentations and also be tasked with working with their table on key discussion points in a modified workshop format.

Attendees will leave with tools and strategies to understand how they can begin to engage with policy makers and activate their science. They will understand the cultural norms and the difference between the science culture and recommendations from communicators. Attendees will also have the tools to begin to refine subject area to empower them to set a meeting.

Attendees will also be invited to attend regular lunches in Southern California with policy makers to continue to implement and refine the work they learned.

The following is the outline of key topics for the National Science Activation Symposium, with speakers being updated as they are confirmed. The program begins at 10 am and ends at 5pm. Lunch is included.

I. Opening Keynote: The Science Activation Framework – Dr. Lucy Jones
II. Just the Facts: A Conversation with an Elected Official
III. The Science of Communication
IV. Luncheon Workshop: Communication from Me to You
V. Dr. Smith Goes to Washington: Policy Visits Revealed
VI. Workshop: Deliberate Self-Introductions
VII. Activating Beyond Policy in the Community
VIII. Beyond Policy: Traditional and Social Media
IX. Media Management: Connecting with Radio, TV, & Print Journalists
X. Workshop: Creating your Personal Talk Track
XI. Closing Keynote

Event venue
The event will be held in Downtown Los Angeles at The California Endowment. Free, onsite parking is available.

Register now by visiting the registration page.