Calling all archaeologists at SAA!
Are you the next Sagan or Goodall?
Or just passionate about science and love to communicate about it?
Join us at the SAA 78th Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii
FameLab: Exploring Earth and Beyond
Sponsored by SAA, NASA, and National Geographic
FameLab EEB is fun-filled day of competition, coaching, and camaraderie that’s all about communicating! It’s something like American Idol for scientists…you give a 3-minute powerpoint-free talk to a panel of judges…but unlike American Idol, the feedback is strictly constructive! There’s a communication training workshop, too, so everyone wins.
We invite you to compete to convey your own research or related science concepts. Each contestant has the spotlight for only three minutes....no slides, no charts—just the power of words and any prop you can hold in your hands. A panel of experts in both science and science communication will do the judging.
The heart of FameLab EEB’s lies beyond the excitement of the competition element—at each event, there is a science communication workshop led by professionals in the field. These workshops provide insight into how best to talk to stakeholders along your career paths such as department heads and political representatives, but also voting neighbors and relatives, youth in your communities, and perhaps even to broad public audiences through the lens of a camera or the voice of a blog. The skills you gain in these workshops can even carry over into effective proposal writing!
From teaching evolution to planetary exploration to climate change, public interest in science is high. In this landscape, strong science communication skills are critical to sustaining credibility and funding. And in today’s media-intensive environment, your ability to convey your science can reshape the face of science exploration and discovery.
Join us during the SAA 78th Annual Meeting on Thursday April 4th …give a 3-minute talk, get a career’s worth of science communication networking and tips from the pros!