The AAAS Communicating Science Seminar, held on Thursday, February 13, brought together approximately 350 scientists, professional science communicators, students and others interested in bridging science and society. This was the eighth time this seminar has kicked off the many sessions related to science communication and public engagement at the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting (see this event summary compiled by the AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology, which organizes the seminar). Both panels at the seminar encouraged scientists to ask themselves what their underlying motivations are for engaging with the public about science: why do they want people to have the information they are sharing and what do they anticipate people will do as a result of the conversation?
Are you attending the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA and interested in science communication and public engagement?
Here’s a cheat sheet for (most of) what’s happening!
AAAS Family Science Days is a free public science event that offers an array of hands-on child-friendly activities. The 2020 AAAS Family Science Days event will be held Saturday, February 15, and Sunday, February 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Seattle, WA, as part of the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting.