Social Media for Scientists - Lecture & Lab - GSA 2018
Course date and time: Sunday, 4 November, 2:00pm-4:00pm Course location: GSA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN Course instructors: Wendy Bohon, IRIS; Beth Bartel, UNAVCO; Justin Samuel, GSA
Number of participants: 30 (approximate)
Goal: Give geoscientists of all levels the skills and confidence to build a social media presence for effective professional and public communication.
Description: This two-hour workshop encapsulates two one-hour sessions.
Social Media for Scientists - Lecture (2-3 p.m.): Want to learn more about using social media to communicate your science? We will discuss the current social media landscape as well as best practices, tips, guidelines, and inspirations for multiple social media platforms. We’ll also talk about how you can utilize social media to build public trust in science and scientists. Designed for scientists, ideal for beginners, but helpful for everyone!
Social Media for Scientists - Lab (3-4 p.m.): Participate in breakout sessions with experts on specific social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Learn how to use or improve your game on these different platforms to communicate science with different demographics using different types of media. All levels welcome; attendance in the lecture portion not required.