Storytelling Workshop Opportunity at IMCC5




Registration for the IMCC pre-workshop Tales from the Sea: Communicating Science and Conservation through Storytelling, held on 22-23 June 2018, is now open. This workshop is co-organized by scientists and science communication specialists at COMPASS, Oregon State University and Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions.

Storytelling is a powerful way to transfer information and knowledge, evoke emotion, and build trust with an audience. Join us as we discuss key elements of oral storytelling and help you build the skills you need to craft powerful stories to share your conservation science experience.

JoshParticipants from the Storytelling Workshop at IMCC4 shared their personal stories with local peoples from St. John’s, Newfoundland. (© Keni Rienks)

This workshop is geared towards scientists who are conducting research and want to share their findings with diverse audiences. IMCC participants with accepted abstracts are invited to apply for this lively, hands-on, 2-day pre-meeting storytelling workshop. As a participant, you will 1) identify and distill your conservation science message, 2) develop an engaging oral narrative for public audiences, and 3) contribute your video-taped story to an archive of marine conservation stories. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to tell their stories in a special live event during IMCC.. Please note that participants will be contacted in mid-June with a pre-workshop assignment to complete in advance of the workshop.

To register for this workshop, please complete the following online application form here ( Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible.


For more information, please contact Heather Mannix ( For more information about the IMCC Workshops (including fees), please see the conference webpage (


The Organizing Team:

Stephanie Green, Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solution

Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, Oregon State University

Heather Mannix, COMPASS


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