past event

Science and the Art of Storytelling

Communication skills are perhaps one of the most effective set of skills that you can have. They are critical for all aspects of our lives. At a minimum, they help us listen and pass information to others; and at the same time, understand what is being communicated verbally or non-verbally. Having the ability to captivate and share messages while communicating with an audience is both an art and science.  It’s not something that we are all just naturally “good” or “great” at– and even if we are; there is always room for growth.

The May speaker for the Our Future is Science Community Talk Series is Marcus D. Walter, an Illinois-based news anchor and meteorologist at WTVO-TV/WQRF-TV in Rockford. Walter inherently uses elements of storytelling every day to craft messages about science and the local community.  Each story that he creates must not only captivate his audience, but be communicated in a way that is relevant and resonates with diverse audiences— impacting them in ways that lead to the transfer of knowledge and/or calls them to action.

Join us for an interactive event as we learn about Marcus’ trajectory and the communication tools and strategies that have effectively enabled him to integrate science and storytelling throughout his career.

This event is organized by Our Future Is Science, an initiative of the Aspen Institute Science & Society Program and Coda Societies.

The Our Future is Science Community Talk Series is a platform to expose individuals to diverse careers, as well as information, insights and perspectives on the intersections of STEAM disciplines and social justice issues.

Event information
Wed May 4, 2022
8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT