Science Communication and Policy Training Workshops

The AIBS Public Policy Office provides presentations and small-group training programs that help scientists and educators become effective communicators and advocates for science. These sessions are led by staff with years of experience working with scientists, lawmakers, journalists, and opinion shapers.

AIBS' interactive workshops help participants learn basic skills and knowledge to work productively with policymakers, administrators, news reporters, and other public audiences. AIBS workshops afford participants the opportunity to interact with the instructor and others in the course. Each participant receives a tool-kit of reference materials.

Workshops are held in Washington, DC several times a year, as well as around the country. AIBS member organizations, academic departments, and other scientific organizations have sponsored workshops. Depending upon the interests of the sponsoring organization, workshops can focus on science communication, science policy, how to engage decision-makers, or a mix of these topics. Programs range from ½ day to 2-days in duration depending upon the desired program.

Price estimates are available upon request. Organizations contributing to the AIBS Public Policy Office at the Participant level or higher receive a significant discount.

Learn more about the AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists and Enabling Interdisciplinary and Team Science workshops. AIBS also offers an online course on Writing for Impact and Influence.

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