20 December 2017

Sharing Science at AGU17 – we had a blast

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By Shane M Hanlon

Another Fall Meeting is in the the books and it was the best one yet! Last year we debuted our Sharing Science Room, full of a week of programming devoted to all things scicomm, policy, and outreach. This year we expanded on our offerings for >20 events and a wider array of programming than every before. Below we’ve provided some highlights and things to look out for:

AGU Cinema: This year we had another great crop of films about science. You can find the list here and stay tuned for a hyperlinked version so that if you missed them at the meeting, you can find them online!

Sharing Science in Plain EnglishAn oldie but goodie and one of our most popular events, this year did not disappoint.

Blogging & Social Media Forums: These were some of our most popular events. Beth Bartel & Wendy Bohon rocked out a great program for beginners and experienced social media folks alike.

Up-Goer Five session: Can you explain your research using only the 1000 most common words in the English language? Close to 20 brave soles did just that in our lightning session. Check out the Up-Goer Five hashtag on Twitter for more!

Open Mic Night: New Orleans. B.B. King’s Blues Club. 200+ attendees. And some amazing acts. This was one of our best open mics ever!

When is Science Newsworthy Talk with a Reporter panels: For the first time, we held two panels where scientists had the opportunity to ask hear from and talk with reporters and learn how science is translated into news.

Story Collider: I’m partial here as I co-produced and hosted; however, we had an excellent evening full of powerful stories. Stay tuned for the audio!

It was a heck of a way to (essentially) end our year. We want to thank everyone who came out to learn about sharing your science and be sure to stay tuned for lots of great things to come!

-Shane M Hanlon is a Senior Specialist in AGU’s Sharing Science program.