Communicating Science with Impact: Digital Storytelling

What’s your story?

Each day researchers around the world are engaged in asking questions that seek to build a better world. The story of an idea’s transformation into meaningful real-world change can be instrumental in winning support and funding for future research.

How can we, as researchers, tell the story of our work to engage audiences, potential funders, and those with the greatest potential for impact?

Why Should You Attend?

During this one-hour, lunchtime workshop, communication professional Daniel Presnell will provide an introduction to digital storytelling for transforming your research into a compelling, dynamic, interactive narrative. He will discuss the basic components of a story, lead you through a few exercises to get you thinking about your story, and look at techniques and tools, such as Storify, which can help you build a digital narrative with assets you create, and through collaboration and participation in social media channels like twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

When and Where

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Henry Angus 037
2053 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2


Registration for this event is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Lloyd.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to bring a lunch.

About the Instructor

Daniel Presnell (Communication Manager, UBC Faculty of Medicine)

Daniel received his M.F.A in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has spent the last ten years exploring the possibilities and potential of stories in a number of contexts, from corporate communication design, to teaching creative writing at Tulane University and Clemson University. His writing has appeared in journals and sites such as Art Papers, The South Carolina Review, and Beatroute. He is a communication manager at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine, and an organizer of Evening Rounds, a  monthly evening speaker series profiling health care communications and social media.

Additional Information

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