As researchers, a key part of our job is communicating our results and approaches to different audiences who, in general, are not very familiar with our field and objectives. For this reason, we have organised a series of workshops on science communication for the symposium titled Engaging with muggles. As the workshops have a limited capacity, each attendee will only be able to attend a maximum of two workshops

Collaboration journey academics-industry

By Jara Pascual, Founder and CEO Collabwith.

Research and Innovative Collaborations are the core of the motivation and productivity inside an organization, and the key of the collaboration teams is to have and create a psychological safety environment. How is it possible to create a psychological safety environment within new collaboration teams, virtual and remote teams. Our answer is using Emotional Intelligence Skills and a new methodology to bring clarity to manage expectations, increase communication and performance. The content of the workshop will be structured as it follows:

  • Discover your collaboration journey
  • Discover your needs
  • Use efficiently the collaboration canvas
  • Become a high performing super collaborator
  • Q&A session

This webinar is geared towards Academics, researchers and scientists who are collaborating in research projects. In addition, it is also aimed at entrepreneurs who are building a new startup, a new team for their new business, and who also want to learn how they can build a strong team and culture.

More information: Follow this link to read more about Jara’s professional trajectory.

Communicating with policymakers

By Dr Leonor Sierra, member of the Spanish association Ciencia en el Parlamento (Science in Parliament).

Amid an increase in complex, polarizing debates on subjects from climate change to vaccines, food security, plastic in the oceans and global epidemics, it is becoming more important than ever for scientists to get involved in public debates about science. Often, this means engaging with policymakers. This workshop aims to serve as an introduction to that interface: understand the differences between science policy and science in policymaking; advising the executive vs the legislative; know why it’s important to bring evidence to policy, and understand the mechanisms for doing so at a local, regional, national and international level; as well as understanding the need to contextualize research and understand public discussion in a field of research when engaging.

The workshop will also provide ideas of how to gain experience in this area, both for people that want to remain in academia and those who don’t, and give some practical tips for communicating. We will finish with a practical exercise, working on communicating with different audiences and collectively address how to best target messages. Attendees are encouraged to think in advance about an aspect of their research that they would want to convey to policymakers and why.

More information: Follow this link to read more about Dr. Leonor’s professional trajectory.

Science communication for children

By Sara Marques, Training Manager at the Native Scientist.

This is a hands-on, minds-on workshop on science communication to improve participants communication skills and encourage their participation in outreach. This workshop aims to provide tools and methods for participants to understand and practice key elements of effective science communication for pupils.

More information: Follow this link to read more about Sara’s professional trajectory.

Youtube and science: from paper to challenge

By Guillermo Pérez, Science Communicator.

In this workshop, Guillermo Pérez will show us the world of youtube from the point of view of a science communicator. He will showcase his own channel about biology, “WillDiv”, which has more than 150 videos, 56K subscribers, and almost 3M views. What kind of videos does he make and how does he spread biology around the globe?

More information: Follow this link to read more about Guillermo’s professional trajectory.

NOTE: This workshop will be in Spanish.

How to Beat Digital Distraction and Writing for Productivity

By Andy Tattersall, Information Specialist at The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR).

Social Media and the Web are great tools for researchers, but they can be double-edged swords and lead to procrastination and distraction. The purpose of this workshop is to give participants a set of skills and tools that can help address any imbalances in how you leverage technology and other potential distractions as part of your work. In addition, the session will look at some of the time efficiency techniques and technologies to help you be more productive with your day. There will be an opportunity to discuss what kind of productivity barriers you face as a researcher with suggestions as to how you overcome them with the aid of new habits, all you need is willpower

More information: Follow this link to read more about Andy’s professional trajectory.

Making science become new

By Adeline Marcos, Science Journalist specializing in environment and natural sciences at SINC.

Sources, scientists contact, spreading news and media. This is how a scientific news agency works on the web: from the scientific paper to the story. The case of, the first state public agency specializing in science, technology and innovation information in Spanish with a Creative Commons 3.0 license.

More information: Follow this link to read more about Adeline’s professional trajectory.

Lasting Impression

By Jamie Gallager, Award-winning Freelance Communicator and Engagement Professional.

Being able to describe what you do and why is an essential skill for any researcher and this workshop will help you take your communication to the next level. Science Communicator and previous international 3MT winner Dr Jamie Gallagher will show you how to turn your research into the most interesting, engaging and memorable presentation possible. Discover the hints and tips that will make your talk stand out from the crowd and how to banish nerves to give a confident performance.

More information: Follow this link to read more about Jamie’s professional trajectory.

How to shape science for social networks

By Daniel Pellicer, Award-winning Freelance Communicator and Engagement Professional.

Social networks are no longer a revolution; they are a reality we face on our daily bases. Half of the global population accesses at least one of them in order to maintain relationships or communicate their thoughts and feelings. That means users can access more information quicker than ever. There is a good opportunity for using the tools that the internet provides us with in order to communicate science. Therefore, the aim of this workshop is to cover some of the techniques that can be used to make science attractive for the public.

More information: Follow this link to read more about Daniel’s professional trajectory.

NOTE: This workshop will be in Spanish.