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Attend the science communication training breakfasts !


From September to December 2020, Respore is joining forces with DIM Math Innov, Qi², Elicit, Sirteq, STCN to offer their networks a training course in scientific communication, in French,  led by the association Traces and The Conversation.

The training cycle will be divided into 5 sessions, in the form of breakfast, conducive to exchange, from 9:00 to 10:30am or 11 to 12:30.

On the programme, various themes to approach different angles of scientific communication and mediation.

The breakfasts are open to all members of the participating IMGs: doctoral student, post-doctoral student, researcher, teacher-researcher... All research profiles are welcome.

You are free to participate in the session(s) you are interested in, according to your specific needs and/or interests.

Mark your calendars! All sessions will take place from 9am to 10:30am or 11 to 12:30.

Communication for the general public - Friday 25 September

How do you go from a peer to peer presentation to a mainstream presentation?

Communicating to a non-specialist audience is not just about simplifying the message: good communication focuses on contextualizing messages and understanding the audience's requirements. How do you avoid falling into the traps of jargon? How to capture attention? How to produce a lasting impact?

Registration until 14 September

Social networks - Friday 16 October

Communicate on social networks and develop community engagement.

The use of social networks in any communication or scientific mediation process appears to be an imperative. So much so that one may tend to forget certain fundamental questions: for which objectives and which audiences are each best suited? Which network is the most relevant to use according to our needs?

Registration until September 28th

Board games - Friday, November 5

Prototyping workshop in 60min and testimonial: questions/answers with a game developer.

Serious games, educational games, gamification... What are the advantages and pitfalls of using games in scientific mediation?  Is it always true that a game can make science more accessible? What expertise should be mobilized in the design and distribution of a game?

Registration until 19 October

Communication to journalists - Thursday 26 November

Testimonial: questions/answers with a science journalist.

How to learn how to dialogue with a journalist? Do we discuss in the same way with a science journalist and a generalist journalist? How to build a relationship of trust between researchers and journalists? These are all questions that can be addressed in a dialogue with professional journalists.

Registration until 9 November

Writing workshop with journalist Benoît Tonson from The Conversation - Thursday, December 17

How to present one's research topic in an attractive and popularized way?

What is the objective of the workshop? To leave with a 15-line pitch to present your research project in a popularized and attractive way and with a basis for a plan for a future article that could be published by The Conversation. Prerequisite: Please come with a few lines to present your research topic.

Registration until November 30th


The first 4 sessions will take place at the Espace des Sciences Pierre Gilles de Gennes (10 Rue Vauquelin, 75005 Paris) and the last one - Writing Workshop with The Conversation - at the Institut Pasteur (28 Rue du Dr Roux, 75015 Paris).


All registration requests must be received before the session deadline at Respore by writing to Thank you to specify your name, first name, status, team, laboratory and the desired session(s).

Certificate of participation

A certificate of participation that can be validated by the doctoral schools can be delivered to participants who request it during the session.