ComSciCon-Rocky Mountain West 2019 Application
Graduate students and postdocs at schools throughout the Rockies are invited to apply for the second annual ComSciCon-Rocky Mountain West. This unique professional development event will provide attendees with a fantastic opportunity to meet and learn from professional science communicators working in journalism, industry, research, and policy.
This year, the conference will be held at the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th, 2019.

As an attendee, you will participate in public speaking workshops and engage in discussions with invited experts on how to communicate science through media, advocacy, industry, academia, and community outreach. You'll gain insight on how to incorporate best practices in science communication into your career and, if you desire, learn how to build your career as a professional science communicator.

Last but not least, you will produce an original popular science piece for a general audience! After the conference, we can help you pitch your piece to publications like Scientific American or Massive.

*****We ask that you only apply if you can attend the full workshop.*****

This includes a full day on Saturday, October 19th and half-day Sunday, October 20th, finishing by 4pm. Out-of-state attendees are required to arrive on Friday, October 18th. Applications are competitive.

Our conference is FREE. Travel and lodging costs will be reimbursed for out-of-state students and in-state students as needed. We particularly encourage students from our University partners to apply for reserved spots: Colorado State University, University of Colorado Boulder, & Colorado School of Mines.

In Section 2 of this application you will be asked to answer the following three questions. There is a 500 character limit, with spaces, for each answer.

1. Describe your previous experience in scientific communication to non-scientific audiences (outreach, blogs, policy, etc.).
2. Why do you want to attend the ComSciCon-RMW workshop?
3. Imagine your friend, who is not a scientist, asks about your work. Describe your research as you would to them, in an accurate, but engaging and simple way.

Please visit our webpage for more information about the program: or send us an email as

Application deadline: August 23rd

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