Career Day "Science Communication"

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May 19th, 2017

DKFZ Communication Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg

 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW

You know about the importance of communication, both between scientists and with the public, and would like to get more input on how to benefit from your skills in communication as a scientist? Maybe you even consider a career in science communication? Then join us for our DKFZ Career Day on “Science Communication”!

This day will give you the unique opportunity to learn about various aspects of Science Communication and to get in contact with DKFZ Alumni who work in this sector. Bring your enthusiasm, fascination and a lot of questions to a day filled with short talks, workshops and interesting discussions.

Program

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08:30     Registration  

Workshops (please find a detailed description below)

on May 18th

  • Effective Visual Communication for Scientists (Jernej Zupanc, Founder & Director, Seyens Ltd.)

on May 19th (in parallel) at 09:00 and 13:00

  • Intercultural Communication (Gnana Prakash Balasubramanian, Senior Scientist, Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at NCT, DKFZ)
  • Sketchnotes in Science (Franziska Schwarz, Scientific Illustrator and Graphic Recorder, SciVisTo)
  • Social networks in career development (Tobias Maier, Scientific Head, NaWik)
  • Tricks and strategies to improve your scientific talks - how to get your message across to every audience (Dennis Fink, CEO Mediomix GmbH) [this workshop starts at 10:30 and 13:00]

10:00 - 12:00      Morning Session: “Communication for Scientists”

Keynote: Options and opportunities for scientists in science communication (Tobias Maier, Scientific Head, NaWik)

  • Uta Göbel  (Deputy Editor, Wiley VCH)
  • David Peralta (Managing Editor, Wiley-VCH)
  • Roberta Scognamiglio (Development Officer, Springer Nature) 
  • Alexandra Moosmann (Press officer, German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) at DKFZ)

12:00 - 13:00      Round Tables (morning session)

14:00 - 16:00      Afternoon Session: Communication for the Public

  • Anna Müllner (PR-consultant, Dorothea Küsters Life Science Communications)
  • Laura Zimmermann (Press and PR, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine)
  • Elan Gin (Mathematics Teacher and IGCSE coordinator)
  • Bodo Brueckner (Entrepreneurship Manager, German EIT Health GmbH)
  • Alexandra Hennemann (Cancer Information Service, DKFZ)

Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:15      Round Tables (afternoon sessions)

17:30     Happy Hour & Get together

 

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Workshop Program:

Effective Visual Communication for Scientists (Jernej Zupanc, Founder & Director, Seyens Ltd.)

For the last five years, I’ve been studying how to effectively communicate complex messages. My primary focus has been the visual aspect, however, I eclectically collect all best practices from communication experts no matter their field of application (persuasion, graphic design, photography, journalism, marketing etc.). My only criteria are (1) does it work, (2) can scientists use it to improve our communication.

Together, we will explore the principles of visual communication and apply them directly to your scientific publications. The main goal of the course is to learn how human visual perception works and how we can use that knowledge to more effectively communicate scientific results and ideas. We will have a lot of discussions and learn on examples from your research. The specific objectives for our day together are to:
• learn which graphic design principles are most useful for communicating science.
• use these principles to draw graphical abstracts for your own research communication.
• learn to create clear, true, and meaningful data visualizations.

 

Sketchnotes in Science (Franziska Schwarz, Scientific Illustrator and Graphic Recorder, SciVisTo)

Note taking is a necessary and natural process in lectures, seminars and journal clubs - But how many of these notes last longer than a few days? Effective and structural note taking can be learned - a highly visual method is Sketchnote.

 

Social networks in career development (Tobias Maier, Scientific Head, NaWik)

A well developed digital profile is an important factor for success on he job market. Social professional networks have become the leading source for new quality hires. Also, hardly any company employs new staff without researching potential candidates online. Participants in this interactive workshop on social networks in career development will explore these questions: Which social networks and online communication channels are relevant for me? How can I make use of their potential optimally? How can I influence my personal digital profile?

 

Tricks and strategies to improve your scientific talks - how to get your message across to every audience (Dennis Fink, CEO Mediomix GmbH)

Dr. Dennis Fink is a marine scientist, CEO of the science communication agency mediomix in Cologne and Fame Lab and Science Slam winner. He is very much looking forward to work with you on how to address different audiences with your presentations and get your scientific message across. Learn how to adapt to your audiences, give engaging scientific talks and find new ways in sharing your science.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Intercultural Communication (Gnana Prakash Balasubramanian, Senior Scientist, Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at NCT, DKFZ)

In this workshop I will introduce cross-cultural communication principles and provide an analysis of how  (mis)-communication can potentially occur when people from diverse cultural backgrounds interact. A comparative overview of notions of time, space, hierarchy, emotional and (non)-verbal expression will be explored among different cultures in order to resolve conflicts better and improve our understanding of each-other.

The Career Day "Science Communication" is kindly sponsored by

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