Early Career Events
The Early career event program provides opportunities for less senior scientists to network and learn from volunteers from the community.
These events are all being planned by our exhibitors. To find out more information, visit them on their booths.
Pre- and post-conference field trips
Curating Your Public Profile: Advocacy, Risks, and Rewards
Thursday 16th August 08:30-11:30
Location: 102 View on map
A free science communication workshop with keynote by Gavin Schmidt, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and co-founder of the climate science blog RealClimate.
As scientists we can contribute to the science literacy of diverse audiences, but learning how to do so effectively can be tricky. How can you separate your own personal political opinions from the information you provide as a scientist? Is it even important to do so? How can you manage competing affiliations, from university appointments to membership in professional societies or advocacy organizations? Following a keynote lecture and Q&A with Gavin Schmidt, breakout sessions will engage participants in activities and dialogue about how curating your own public profile will help you contribute effectively to the scientific literacy of students, politicians, the media, and the general public.
8:30 Workshop Introduction
8:45 Keynote by Gavin Schmidt
9:15 Keynote Q&A
9:30 Breakout Session #1
10:00 Breakout Session #2
10:30 Breakout Session #3
Three activities will offered during each 30-minute breakout session:
Climate Change Education: Tips and Challenges
Adina Paytan (UC Santa Cruz) & Ariel Anbar (ASU)
Interaction with Elected Officials: Mock Interviews
Sandra Kirtland Turner (UC Riverside) & Gavin Schmidt (NASA GISS)
Engaging Traditional and Social Media: Intro to Twitter
Jennifer Glass (Georgia Tech) & Sarah Simpson (UC Riverside)
11:00 Closing Summary