Communication Workshop

CapSci logo with a subheading, "Bringing Science to the Public."

  • Start: August 25, 2018 1:00 pm
  • End: August 25, 2018 5:00 pm

Loudon Road, Loudonville, New York, United States
Tickets Available: 20 Price: $40

“Climate change is a hoax!”

“Vaccines cause autism!”

“The ketogenic diet cures cancer!”

As scientists, how do we combat anti-science messaging?

How do we cultivate public trust in scientists and in scientific evidence?

We must communicate better!


Communicating is one of our highest responsibilities as scientists. Yet academics are trained to publish behind walls of jargon and subscription memberships, isolating ourselves and our findings from the very people we hope to serve and whose taxes support our work.


Breaking away from the world of reviewers and grant panels is not easy, but we can get there! Join CapSci for a master class on communicating with the general public, lead by expert science communicator Dr. Cara Ocobock (University at Albany). You’ll learn to connect with a broad audience, hone your message, and engage more fully in your community. Participants will join a network of local scientists participating in regular public outreach opportunities.


At CapSci, our mission is to foster interactions between scientists and non-scientists, to promote science-based public policy and scientifically literate policy makers, and to nurture diversity within the scientific community. Be a force for science — join us!


Space is limited! Registration fee $40 ($25 for students with promo code STUDENT). To register, visit