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Communicating Discoveries in the Search for Life in the Universe

February 5 @ 8:00 am - February 16 @ 5:00 pm

Communicating Discoveries in the Search for Life in the Universe

Virtual Workshop Session Details

Week 1
February 5, 7, 9, 2024

Week 2
February 12, 14, 16, 2024
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET each day

Application Deadline

November 15, 2023 by End of Day https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxtKiGL1JmuXcEsa4ncLqV1irCpAZ8rzLqtLSYo56qyEsF0g/viewform

The workshop will take place virtually across six half-day sessions over the course of two weeks in early February. These sessions are being facilitated by KnowInnovation, a company that specializes in working with experts to accelerate innovation and achieve actionable outcomes. Sessions will include historical case studies, breakout discussions about the current state of astrobiology and science communication, and collaborative activities based on possible detection scenarios. The workshop will result in a lasting community of shared interest connecting astrobiologists and science communicators as well as a white paper summarizing key insights from the event.

Who Should Apply?

The organizers are interested in receiving applications from a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to:

Researchers active in the professional astrobiology community or closely related fields
Professional science journalists
Professional journalists with experience communicating controversial or complex topics
Social media content creators with a focus on science or space
Historians and social scientists focused on astrobiology
Science communication researchers


February 5 @ 8:00 am
February 16 @ 5:00 pm
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