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There’s a revolution in science right now…the idea that scientists should sometimes leave the lab and talk about what we do, and why we do it, to real people. This site is dedicated to helping scientists learn why we should do this, and how to actually talk about science with non-scientists – and with each other!

Did you miss Science Talk ’18? Check out the highlights, and stay tuned for the 2019 date announcement!album

We  teach science communication workshops.   Some of our upcoming workshops and speaking gigs are listed below. Please contact us if you are interested in arranging a workshop for your group. allison.coffin [at] wsu.edu.

Workshop schedule

3/12/15 Ready, Set, Speak!  Communicate your Science, Washington State University Spokane

11/21/16 Communicate Your Science, Camas High School

2/12/17 Communicate Your Science, Association for Research in Otolaryngology mid-winter meeting, Baltimore, MD

4/4/17 Putting together an Effective Talk, Washington State University Vancouver

8/10/17 Communicate Your Science, Murdock Partners in Science, Vancouver, WA

2/2/18 Effective Technical Communication, Washington State University Pullman

2/10/18 Science Communication Workshop, Association for Research in Otolaryngology mid-winter meeting, San Diego, CA

2/16/18 Jargon-free technical communication, Oregon Wildlife Society meeting, Portland, OR (with Steve Sobieszczyk)

4/19/18 Confident Science Communication, Stanford University


Speaking schedule

2/9/15 Knowles Hearing Center, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (research talk)

2/11/15 Science on Tap, Kiggins Theater, Vancouver, WA (public talk)

3/11/15 Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (research talk)

3/28/15 Society for Neuroscience, Oregon Chapter, McMenamins Edgefield, OR (research talk)

4/30/15 University of Colorado Medical School, Aurora, CO (research talk)

5/17/15 American Association of University Women awards event, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA (keynote address)

11/7/15 Joint PeaceHealth Southwest and Washington State University conference on communication in medicine, Vancouver, WA (research talk)

2/21/16 Association for Research in Otolaryngology mid-winter meeting, San Diego, CA (research talk)

11/1/16 Science on Tap, Clinton Street Theater, Portland, OR (public talk)

June 2017  Mechanics of Hearing workshop, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada (research talk)

6/28/17 Acoustical Society of America, Boston, MA (research talk)

Dec 2017 Networking 101, Camas High School, Camas, WA (public talk)

4/20/18 Department of Otolaryngology, Stanford University (research talk)

July 2018 Gordon Research Conference: Function, Dysfunction, and Restoration of the Auditory System, Bryant University, Rhode Island (research talk)


Download Alli Coffin’s CV here. Coffin CV 1-24-18