Tuesday, August 17, 2021

University of Iowa faculty are invited to register for a virtual communications workshop by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science on November 10, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Limited seats are available.

This live, three-hour session offers participants effective communication strategies and techniques that invite others to explore science and its significance. Participants will join the session via Zoom and must have a webcam and microphone enabled.

The Alan Alda team combines audience-centered messaging tools with group exercises to help researchers speak about their science in a way that builds trust and inspires their listeners.  After the session, participants will be able to employ strategies that make messages and information memorable, learn how to adapt messaging to aid the audience’s comprehension, and apply strategic communication strategies to interact with audiences in meaningful ways.

This virtual session is limited to 16 faculty participants. Register for workshop on Eventbrite.

Alan Alda

During his 11 years hosting the PBS television series Scientific American Frontiers, Alan Alda realized that the conversational approach he took in interviewing scientists led to a surprisingly spontaneous and vivid presentation of their work. Using improvisational techniques he learned in 50 years of acting on stage and on-screen, Alda devised the Alda Method. To date, over 15,000 people have learned to build trust and foster engagement through the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.

The workshop is hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides researchers, scholars and creative artists with resources, guidance, and inspiration to secure funding, collaborate, innovate, and forge frontiers of discovery that benefit everyone. More at http://research.uiowa.edu, and on Twitter: @DaretoDiscover.