Speaking Science

Speaking Science

Boreas is the lead organizer of a university-wide initiative to provide immersive opportunities for faculty, post-docs and graduate students to learn how to better communicate their science to audiences beyond the academic community. We bring in national and local experts so that you can learn how to effectively tell the story about why your research matters.

We have a one-day conference, a year-long improv series, workshops and we’re working on compiling online tools and campus resources that you can readily access when you need to get your message across whether it be in a presentation, in an interview with the media, or telling your family at x-mas just exactly what it is you research.


#SpeakingScience participants practicing their pitches — with our unbelievably generous media partners. #UMNProud and #MNmediaproud too!

Improv Series

Our improv guides cut to the chase: How not to die while public speaking. (Breathe!) #SpeakSci #umnproud


#SpeakingScience conference: communicating with the media, funders, policymakers, and the public @UMNews @UMNGeography @umncla

Past Speaking Science Conferences

2019 Conference

2018 Conference