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Panel Discussion: Communicating with Diverse Audiences

  • ComSciCon Canada McMaster University (map)

Advocacy for science communication must be mindful about the unique perspectives and challenges faced by underrepresented groups. This panel will bring together diverse voices to show why representation matters. The panel will also provide tangible tips on how to present your science in more inclusive ways (i.e., thinking about text readers, photo descriptions on blogs, etc.). There will also be discussion of understanding when you may not be the most appropriate person to communicate a particular message to a particular audience and understanding how, in those situations, you can transition from becoming the active communicator to a facilitator that helps others share the message.