The 2020 gathering will focus on how UF faculty, researchers, academic staff and graduate students can help to build trust in research.
We’ve all seen countless articles about the decline of peoples’ trust in institutions worldwide, yet surveys show their trust in science and research is high.
Together, we’ll explore how the faculty and staff of a top-ranked, major research university can break through and improve these trust ratings. You will also learn individual skills that you can use to amplify your work.
We are planning a series of lively and engaging plenary sessions—with experts from Science Friday, the Conversation and the Op-Ed Project, and featuring journalist and author Bina Venkataraman and Florida’s chief science officer Tom Frazer—complemented by a series of UF faculty-proposed breakouts throughout the day. The complete program is below and will be based at UF’s beautiful Cultural Plaza.
This year’s event is organized in partnership with the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology, the College of Journalism and Communication Center for Public Interest Communications, the UF Office of Research, the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere. It is sponsored by the Office of the Provost.
This event is free for faculty, academic staff and graduate students to attend, but seating is limited. WE ARE SOLD OUT.