Virtual via Zoom

The Art of Science Communication


Do you want to be equipped with skills to communicate your research confidently?

This workshop will bring together a diverse group of experts to share their knowledge on the art of science communication. The event will cover 3 key topics: (1) structure and flow, (2) communicating through images and (3) innovative methods to communicate science. The objective of the event is to:

  • Equip ECRs with tools and knowledge on how they can communicate their work effectively to different audiences. ECRs can expect to take away practical outcomes from this workshop.
  • Give ECRs a safe space to share their struggles with science communication and get them addressed by experts.
  • Encourage ECRs to communicate their work to a wider audience with more confidence.

Three experts in science communication will share their valuable knowledge and experience on the art of science communication. The speakers will each give a presentation on their expert topic before we break into different rooms. You will be able to join a breakout room of your choice where each speaker will conduct a workshop on their respective topics. The event will end off by gathering everybody back to the main room and have some of the audience share about their experience and learnings.

Expert Speakers

Jen Martin – Leader, Science Communication Teaching Program, The University of Melbourne
Hook your audience and keep them engaged in writing and presentations

Workshop: Create a hook and tell a story


Rachael Vorwerk – Science Communicator, Integrated Photonics and Applications Centre, RMIT University
Social media as a powerful tool

Workshop: Write your first LinkedIn post to build your online profile


Tom J Carruthers – Co-President, National Australian Science Communicators
The power and dangers of communicating through pictures

Workshop: Choose the right pictures for your story

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Provisional Timetable
11.00 – 11.05 am Introduction and Welcome
11.05 – 11.55 am Presentations from Speakers
11.55 – 12.25 pm Breakout Rooms
12.25 – 12.30 pm Summary and Thanks


This event is sponsored by SEAM and Materials Australia. 


Cover photo: Faith Kearns/Island Press


Convenor: Dr Rou Jun Toh (Postdoctoral Fellow SEAM, and Vice-President Materials Australia)


20 September 2022


11:00 am - 12:30 pm (GMT+10)
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