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Welcome to the Summer Meeting for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)! The 2017 theme is Strengthening Ties Between Observations and User Communities. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years.

Check ou the full 2017 Summer Meeting Guide here -> http://bit.ly/ESIP_Sum_Guide_2017

The meeting plenary will be streamed live on YouTube begining at 9am on Wednesday. Click here to watch it live, or view anytime after it’s over.
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Tuesday, July 25 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Be interesting and be heard: Communicating your science to policy makers (Part 1)

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Communication skills are key to a successful career and important in all aspects of life. Effectively communicating science to different audiences can be a challenge. Most researchers know how to talk to other researchers (at least within their field), but policy makers have different needs when they are hearing about research. Researchers need to adapt their discussion to the audience - policy makers may have limited science background, but respect researchers’ expertise. Determining the “ask” ahead of time is key to a successful visit. Many scientists provide their supporting evidence to build to a conclusion, but most policy makers want to know the important message first, and then if they need more information get the supporting evidence.

Participants will leave knowing how to create clear and concise messages that are targeted to their audience, and will gain an understanding of how to approach policy makers on scientific issues.

Note: This is a two-part session. For the most effective workshop, participation will be limited to 20 people. Registration is available here; once we reach 20 registrants we will start a wait-list.

Speakers | Moderators
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Denise Hills

Director, Energy Investigations, Geological Survey of Alabama
Long tail data, data preservation, connecting physical samples to digital information, geoscience policy, science communication


Tuesday July 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
3 - Georgian 900 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN 47405
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