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Science: Becoming the Messenger

Presented by the National Science Foundation
April 13-14, 2015
K-State Alumni Center, main ballroom


Science: Becoming the Messenger workshops combine relevant instruction with practical training in the discipline and skills of effective science communication. This free workshop is commissioned by the National Science Foundation and presented by Ninja Communications. Preregistration is required.

This workshop is highly useful for faculty, researchers and staff. Coaching techniques will help you communicate science to a nontechnical public.

200 spots are available for Monday, April 13. Day two, April 14, is by invitation only.

MONDAY, APRIL 13 (Free to the first 200 registrants -- faculty, researchers and staff are encouraged to attend)

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Masterful messaging
  • Media interviews
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Social media savvy
  • Anatomy of a science video

TUESDAY, APRIL 14 (Free, by invitation only)

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • One-on-one coaching
  • Presentations and mock press conferences


SAVE THE DATE! Register online reserve a spot for Monday, April 13. Only 200 registrants will be accepted.


"This workshop is all about supersizing your communications skills. It’s for anyone and everyone ready to make the jump from able communicator to communications rock star. Thousands of professionals have already packed Ninja workshops across the country. Now you can discover what they already know (and are using to get noticed and win support): not just the 'hows' of more effective communications, but also the 'whys' and the 'whats.'-- Ninja Communications


“Most useful training of my life.”
S.B., University of New Hampshire

“Your workshop is so good, I wish I could take it again.”
C.M., Northern Kentucky University

“Having a well thought-out, organized strategy that I can have in my back pocket to whip out anywhere, anytime, on an elevator, with a reporter, or wherever I am, is really useful.”
M.A., Dartmouth University

“I recently was interviewed and they picked up on 2 of my 3 main talking points! Before the workshop, I had always struggled to get my main points across...it was incredibly gratifying to see such a rapid improvement after the workshop.”
L.K., Clemson University

About the presenters


Ninja Communications is a New Jersey-based company commissioned by the National Science Foundation to present Science: Becoming the Messenger. This workshop will help you transform everyday communications into influential science messages.

The presenters possess more than seven decades of combined experience in influencing attitudes, affecting thinking and changing minds in all forms of public communications.

Dan Agan
Dan Agan
Communications strategist and coach
Joe Schreiber
Joe Schreiber
New media trends, technology
Kimberly Nelson
Kimberly Nelson
Public affairs specialist
Susan Mason

Susan Mason

National Science Foundation,
External Affairs


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