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Communicating Uncertainty in Scientific and Economic Research

From 26th November 2018 12:00pm to 27th November 2018 2:30pm
The Olde Bell Hotel , High Street , Hurley, Berkshire , SL6 5LX
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Winton Centre Models to Decisions (M2D) Workshop in communicating uncertainty

Does your job involve producing or trying to communicate numbers?
Are those numbers in the fields of health/medicine, economics/business or climate change?
Do you wonder how best to communicate the uncertainty around those numbers?

If so, consider applying for a free place at our workshop to help come up with some answers.

On November 26th-27th 2018, the Winton Centre for Risk & Evidence Communication at the University of Cambridge, in association with the M2D Network, will be holding a 24 hour workshop bringing modellers and researchers with uncertainties to communicate together with professional communicators and graphic designers from a range of backgrounds, and representatives of the decision-making audiences.

The workshop will be extremely practical, with participants divided into three groups (by field) and working to produce graphical and verbal representations of uncertainty within their fields which will be tested with an online panel overnight. Each group will be about 10 people, with a mixture of people with numbers to communicate, professional communicators, and representatives of the main target audiences.

Overnight accommodation at The Olde Bell hotel in Berkshire and all meals will be provided.

There are places on the course and travel bursaries reserved for early career researchers.

The workshop runs from 12 midday on 26th November to 2:30pm on 27th November 2018.

All participants are expected to be able to stay for the whole duration of the workshop. Please do not apply if you are not able to do so.

Closing date for applications: 1st October 2018.

To apply, please click here.