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National Science Outreach and Public Engagement Special Symposia Series

national event around science outreach and public engagement will be held in New York October 3-5, 2018. The meeting, hosted by RockEDU Science Outreach at The Rockefeller University, in collaboration with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, will bring together a diverse set of voices to help strengthen the community of practice around outreach/engagement and to help clear the path for ideas sharing, troubleshooting, and collaboration among a network of stakeholders.

Themes to be addressed during this meeting include:

  1. Understanding effective practices for science engagement.
  2. Sharing strategies and limitations of program/activity evaluation.
  3. Identifying ways to scale and sustain outreach/engagement in communities.

There is no fee to attend and travel support is available.

Because it is an unconference, planners are working to build a flexible infrastructure that can be shaped by meeting attendees themselves. Various stakeholders (i.e. outreach practitioners, scientists/engineers, community leaders, legislators, funders, media) are encouraged to submit an application to ensure that there is representation from multiple contexts. Visit the unconference website for more information or  contact if you have any questions.