Cirque de Soleil has a school. The National Ballet has a school. Now Beakerhead has a school!
The Banff Science Communications Program is moving to Beakerhead!
For the past 10 years, the co-founders of Beakerhead have run a science communications program in Banff. It has been an intensive two-week summer program aimed at scientists and communicators ready to explore new ways of telling science stories. The program is, in the words of the participants, transformational! Most people survive to tell some rather exceptional tales of duress and delight.
Now, it’s evolving!
The SciComm program at Beakerhead takes the best of Banff and offers the same intense and creative audience-focused approach to short immersive courses across Canada. Don’t worry, every three years, the two-week intensive will still be held in Banff – and it will still be no holiday in the mountains!
LOCATION AND FEES
Each course is offered in partnership with a host organization that enriches the experience for participants through local arrangements. All courses are “immersive,” which means overnight accommodation is part of the experience, even if you live just a few kilometres away! The experience is considered part of the program structure and cost.
This science communications program is possible with generous support from:
With scholarship support from:
Fall 2016 courses are now accepting applications.
Science Presentation Skills November 20 - 23
This course is offered in partnership with the Perimeter Institute.
Maximum of 20 participants per course. Registration fee of $2,000 will be required to finalize your spot. Accommodation and meals are included in the registration fee. If you are on a short list, we will notify you as openings arise.
Registrations for the two-week intensive will open in 2018.
Course Date: August 2018
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Each and every faculty member was fantastic. Thank you so much!!”
“A great course.”
“I found it very rewarding (and cathartic) to hear about the challenges and rewards experienced by other science communicators. The discussions I had in class, in small groups and with individuals were enlightening and invaluable.”