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Science Communication Workshop at the 23rd Pacific Science Congress
PSA and our partners at Academia Sinica have arranged to hold an expert-led science communication workshop at the 23rd Pacific Science Congress (PSC-23). The two-day workshop, known as “Becoming the Messenger” (BTM), was originally organized and funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. The multiple BTM events held throughout the United States in 2010 through 2013 received near-unanimous glowing reviews from participants. We are very pleased to be able to host the BTM workshop, which will be open to all registered PSC-23 participants.
The BTM workshop at PSC-23 will be led by the very same team as the original U.S.-based workshops. We are sponsoring this event in support of one of PSA’s key goals: to help train scientists in Asia and the Pacific to embrace new tools and methods for successfully engaging with local, national, and international media, and to improve scientists’ understanding of communication strategies and tools in dealing with the general public and policy makers.
Day One of the workshop will be geared for up to 300 students and scientists, while Day Two will be a focused, intensive workshop for 12 to 15 senior-level scientists. The dates for this event are tentatively set for Friday 10 June and Saturday 11 June 2016 in Taipei.
More information on the BTM event will be posted on the PSA website and on our Face-book page in the near future. [End Page 129]
Compiled and edited by the PSA Council Resolutions Committee: Burke Burnett (PSA Executive Secretary), Chang-Hung Chou (PSA Vice President), Phil Cowan (PSA Council Delegate, New Zealand), Sang-Bok Han (PSA Council Delegate, Korea), and Kevin Johnson (PSA Council Delegate, USA)