RANDY OLSON: Feb. 14, 15 Schedule


http://www.gatech.edu/calendar/event.html?nid=107371

 

Randy Olson, author of the book Don't Be Such A Scientist, achieved tenure as a marine biologist before jumping head first into Hollywood filmmaking at age 38. In his films, Dr. Olson works to communicate critical science issues to ordinary people, a skill that we could all benefit from having. Dr. Olson's background in both science and mass communication give him a unique perspective on the importance of visual communication, spontaneity, and storytelling to the mass communication of science.

 

These workshops are targeted toward scientists and seek to improve their storytelling and communication skills to the general public.  


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

11:00 am – 1:00 pm         Video Analysis Workshop

                                        College of Management, Room 313 in the Executive Education Wing

                                        Lunch will be provided for participants

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

11:00 am – 1:00 pm         Individual Story Pitches Workshop

                                        College of Management, Room 313 in the Executive Education Wing

                                        Lunch will be provided for participants

 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm           Graduate Student Communications Workshop

    IBB Building in the Biotech Quad

                                        Suddath Seminar Room 1128

 

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm           IMPACT Presentation

    “Storytelling: Clear Proof that Scientists Descended from Humans”

                                        College of Management, LeCraw Auditorium

 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm           Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

                                        “SIZZLE: A Global Warming Comedy”, LeCraw Auditorium

                                         Panelists: Randy Olson, Director; Judith Curry, Georgia Tech’s Climate Expert;

     Bobbie Battista, CNN Journalist.