SciComm Boot Camp 2024

AAA Headquarters - Rockville, Maryland

June 20-21, 2024

What is the SciComm Boot Camp (SCBC)? 

The SCBC is a 2-day professional development workshop founded in 2019 and designed to bridge the communication gap between scientists and the public, policymakers, students, and professionals from other disciplines. Though this program was initially design with anatomists in mind, you do not need to be an anatomist to attend! This program is open and beneficial to anyone involved in the scientific community.

The SCBC equips participants with effective science communication strategies and skills, enabling them to engage diverse audiences meaningfully. Training includes applied improvisational theater techniques to connect effectively with audiences, distill complex scientific concepts into understandable language, and use storytelling as a mechanism for effective communication. The SCBC will focus on two aspects of application of effective communication the last day of the workshop: science podcasting and communication with policymakers.

Who should attend the AAA SCBC?

The SCBC is primarily designed to equip participants with effective science communication skills, making it a valuable opportunity for the following groups:

  • Faculty: Professors and educators in the field of anatomy who wish to enhance their science communication abilities and engage effectively with various audiences, including the public, policymakers, and media representatives.
  • Postdoctoral Researchers: Early-career researchers who want to improve their communication strategies, allowing them to effectively communicate their research findings and connect with broader audiences.
  • Students: Students pursuing advanced degrees in anatomy or related fields who are interested in developing strong communication skills to convey complex scientific concepts in a clear and engaging manner.
  • Professionals: Whether you are a marketing professional working at a scientific association or an office manager at a research lab, it is important to maintain an understanding of your audience and what is important to them. Attending SCBC can expand your ability to communicate to and foster community among your members and tenants.

Schedule for AAA SCBC 2024

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Registration Deadline: June 10, 2024

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To ensure a valuable experience for everyone, attendance is limited to 50 accepted participants.

$350 for AAA members
$450 for non-members

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Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 822-9200

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