• 2017 Wiley Society Executive Seminar in Washington DC:
    Research Communication in a Post-Truth World

    Friday June 9th, 2017 at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, Washington DC

  • 2017 Wiley Society Executive Seminar in Washington DC:
    Research Communication in a Post-Truth World

    Friday June 9th, 2017 at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, Washington DC

  • 2017 Wiley Society Executive Seminar in Washington DC:
    Research Communication in a Post-Truth World

    Friday June 9th, 2017 at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, Washington DC

  • 2017 Wiley Society Executive Seminar in Washington DC:
    Research Communication in a Post-Truth World

    Friday June 9th, 2017 at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, Washington DC

Registered Delegates

Registered delegates can use their personal login details to access all of the speaker biographies, download presentations and comment on the sessions.

The Wiley Executive Seminar is an annual event held in Washington DC for learned societies and association staff.

Places are limited for this invitation-only one day seminar focused on sharing industry trends and providing a forum for discussion.

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Agenda

We’re pleased to share the agenda for this year’s Seminar “Research Communication in a Post-Trust World.” We’re bringing together science journalists, publishers, researchers, and societies representing a wide range of disciplines to discuss how to protect research integrity, communicate research effectively, and advance public understanding of the importance of science and scholarship in a political and cultural moment that seems to be turning its back on research experts and on research evidence. For more information about this year’s speakers, see their bios here.

Morning

  • 8:30am - 9:00am Registration

    Join us for light refreshments and a chance to meet other attendees.

  • 9:00 - 9:15am Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Sarah Phibbs and Bill Deluise welcome you to our 2017 Seminar.

  • 9:15am - 10:15am Keynote: Research Communication in a Post-Truth World

    Dr. Rush Holt, CEO of the AAAS, brings his experience as a society leader
    and as a policymaker to bear on how to build on the momentum from the March for Science.

  • 10:15 - 10:45am Networking Break

    Enjoy tea, coffee, and snacks while you chat.

  • 10:45am - 11:15am Fostering Global Research Collaboration in a Time of Uncertainty

    Jay Flynn, SVP of Research Publishing at Wiley, reviews researcher perceptions of how the current political climate will impact their work.

  • 11:15am - 11:45am Uncertainty and the Scientific Process

    Neda Afsarmanesh, Deputy Director at Sense About Science, speaks
    about the role of uncertainty in the scientific process and why it’s critical to reporting on and interpreting research in the news.

  • 11:45am - 12:45pm Lunch

    Enjoy a catered lunch and chance to continue networking with other society leaders.

Afternoon

  • 12:45pm - 1:15pm Getting the Story Right: The Challenges of Reporting on Science

    Laura Helmuth, Science Editor at the Washington Post speaks from her experience as a researcher and as a science journalist about the challenges of reporting on science and how societies can help bridge the gap between academia and the media.

  • 1:15pm - 2:05pm Helping Your Members Communicate Their Research: A Panel Discussion

    Panellists Nancy Bridges, Chief of Transplantation for NIAID; Erica
    Goldman, Director of Policy Engagement at COMPASS; Dave Kaplan,
    Editor-in-Chief of Geographical Review, American Geographical Society;
    and Dana Rehm, Director of Marketing, Communications and Engagement
    at the American Geophysical Union discuss how societies can enhance the impact of research by supporting their members to engage with policy makers, the media, and the public.

  • 2:05pm - 2:15pm Afternoon Break

    Enjoy coffee and tea while you network with other attendees.


  • 2:15 - 3:15pm Closing Keynote: Hard Stories Told Easily

    Using examples from NPR’s Radiolab, Robert Krulwich will share stories
    from experienced researchers about what happens when you run out of data to understand how the world works, and the mystery begins.

  • 3:15pm - 3:30pm Closing Remarks

    Judy Verses, Wiley’s Executive Vice President for Research, shares her reflections on the day.

  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm Drinks Reception

    Join us over drinks for a final chance to connect and discuss.

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  • Network

    Expand your network and meet new people in learned publishing.

  • Discover

    Learn more about the trends affecting the learned society landscape.

  • Share

    Discuss and share your own experiences and tips.

Location

This year the Seminar will be held at the Knight Conference Center at The Newseum, conveniently located between the U.S. Capitol and the White House at 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC, 20001.

The Newseum’s mission is to promote, explain and defend free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition.

What better place to explore the challenges of research communication in a post-truth world?

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Accommodations

If you will be traveling to D.C., a block of rooms is reserved at the Hotel Monaco, an easy 10-minute walk from the venue. Make your reservation online or call 877-202-5411 by April 30th 2017 and mention the Wiley Seminar to receive a discounted rate.

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