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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!

Save the date for Science Talk 2018! March 1-2 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR.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)


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)


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