Reach out! Discover SciComm Opportunities in Flanders

September 20, 12 pm

Four SciComm experts introduce you to platforms and events for science communication in Flanders - from festivals and pubs to elementary school, in Dutch and English.

Simon Adler -Storytelling Dials: The Art and Science of Science Storytelling

June 14, 8pm

Simon Adler, senior producer for the famous and award-winning podcast Radiolab, discusses four different axes he uses daily to make information compelling.

Siri Carpenter - Finding angles and pitching science stories

May 25, 8pm

American science journalist Siri Carpenter explains how to identify, sharp and vet story angles, so that even the most complex scientific issue becomes an irresistible story.

Tycho Van Hauwaert - Hoe maak je als wetenschapper écht het verschil?

19 april, 12u

Tycho Van Hauwaert legt uit hoe je als wetenschapper kan wegen op de publieke opinie - én de politieke agenda.

Kasha Patel - A Stand-up Comedian's Take on Science Communication

March 16, 2022

American science comedian and journalist Kasha Patel makes a plea for jokes, even when addressing serious scientific issues.

Eshter De Smet - Birds of a feather tweet together

February 22, 2022

In this lecture, communication expert and twitter wizard Esther De Smet reveals how scientists may use social media to their best advantage.

Martijn Peters - Science, we need to talk

January 25, 2022

In our opening lecture of 2022, scientific 'influencer' and journalist Martijn Peters drew on his own experiences to reflect about the value, benefits and characteristics of good science communication.

Saar Slegers - De kracht van het verhaal (NL)

12 oktober 2021

In deze lezing vertelt de Nederlandse wetenschapsjournaliste en radiomaker Saar Slegers hoe je van jouw complexe onderzoek een meeslepend audioverhaal kan maken.

Ben Verhoeven - Wat wetenschappers kunnen leren van improvisatietheater (NL)

5 oktober 2021

In deze lezing doet doctor in de taalkunde en theatermaker Ben Verhoeven uit de doeken hoe je improvisatietechnieken kan gebruiken om jouw lezingen interactief te maken.

Randy Olson - Why science needs story (EN)

September 22, 2021

In this lecture, marine biologist and filmmaker Randy Olson reveals what scientists may learn from Hollywood.

Marjan Doom - Wat heeft een wetenschapper aan kunst? (NL)

14 september, 2021

In deze lezing vertelt Marjan Doom, doctor in de anatomie en curator van het Gents Universiteitsmuseum, hoe je als wetenschapper in dialoog kan treden met kunstenaars, én wat je daar aan hebt.


Creative and well-balanced science communication

The SciComm Academy is an initiative by SciMingo. We are a Brussels-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering creative & well-balanced science communication. Our aim is to encourage scientists to share their research with the world, and guide them in that process.

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