Science History Institute

Call for Presenters: Start Talking Science

Posted on May 7, 2018

Start Talking Science is a free public event where STEM researchers present posters detailing their research to a general audience. We hope to foster insightful conversations and connections, and increase public interest in the cutting-edge research taking place right here in Philadelphia!

Thursday, September 27th
6-8 PM
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street

Call for Proposals:
Start Talking Science is looking for academics and professionals to present their research in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, primarily in the form of poster presentations.

Presenters will have the opportunity to speak with professionals and armchair scientists alike, including those whose primary interests may lie in fields outside their own. Discussing their research with differently-minded researchers and science-literate nonprofessionals may shine a unique light on their work, stimulating fresh and novel approaches to long-standing hurdles or recent challenges.

Finally, Start Talking Science aims to improve the communications skills of local scientists. Each presentation undergoes a thorough critique by our Board of Reviewers, which includes educators and professionals in the fields of Biology, Communications, Education, History, Mathematics, and Physics. Presenters are given guidance and advice on how to structure their talks for a general audience — an audience which may be unfamiliar with technical jargon and overly-complicated descriptions of research processes.

If you or someone you know is interested in presenting their research (there’s no registration fee!) at Start Talking Science, please fill out the form at

Due: May 18, 2018

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