explore ~ experience ~ expand
Monday, September 8 - Friday, September 12, 2008
APPLICATION DEADLINE - May 15, 2008
This Stanford program assists graduate and postdoctoral students in developing highly understandable, compelling oral and written accounts of their research for nonspecialized audiences. As a result of this time-efficient and focused approach, participants will experience greater success during job talks, when writing grant requests or proposals, when communicating with the media, and during informal conversations with professional and personal contacts.
The I-RITE/I-SPEAK workshop will be held daily, September 8-12, during the SGSI from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon. Since peer feedback is an important element of the workshop, participants are expected to take part in all sessions. For the first session, attendees should bring a 250-word draft summary of their research, written for a lay audience. We will refine this first draft during the first meeting and part of the second; we will focus on public speaking skills during the second and third classes. The last two classes will be devoted to strategies for understanding and communicating with journalists and other media personnel.
For more information on I-RITE, go to http://www.stanford.edu/group/i-rite/about.html.