In 2 weeks, I’ll be speaking at the first ever TEDx KAUST, talking about the opportunities for scientific communication in the post-truth era. My talk will cover why and how scientists can communicate beyond their scientific ecosystem and the value of public communication in today’s media landscape.
For those of you at KAUST, I hope you will be able to make it to the event. Here’s the registration and volunteer information. You can also follow updates about the event via Twitter and Facebook. For those of you who won’t be able to make it, the talk will be available online at some point, and I’ll be sure to post it here on the blog when I have it.
For the past ten years, I have focused my career on using science and technology for social benefit, with a specific interest in building communities of practice. If you’re interested in getting involved with communicating science to and with the public, I encourage you to follow conversations online via the hashtag scicomm via your social networks of choice. There you’ll be able to join this thriving community of practice and get a sense of what it’s already achieving. You may also wish to get involved with courses, workshops, and networking opportunities from the following groups: