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Available Talks & Trainings

I run regular programs, give talks and facilitate workshops all over the world, and coach/consult with a wide range of people, institutions, and agencies. Contact me to discuss logistics, fees, and scheduling.

Topics & Formats

My talks & trainings span 3 foci: (1) institutional change & leadership, (2) creativity in science, and (3) evidence-based, inclusive science communication. The lists below provide examples of past talks & trainings I've been booked for. I can adapt a keynote theme into a hands-on workshop or vice versa.


Keynotes & Plenaries

As a keynote speaker, I challenge and inspire audiences to identify their unique skills and priorities, then leverage these insights to (a) effectively and inclusively share science and (b) change institutions and society for the better. My talks are high-energy, beautifully illustrated, and engagingly interactive while also being deeply rooted in the evidence base that informs both effective communication and genuine social change.

Recent Topics

  • Drawn to Nature: Women, Science and The Art of Details

  • Drawn to Science: Exploring Historical and Contemporary Synergies Between Drawing, Creativity, and Science

  • Everything You Think You Know about Writing Feedback Is Wrong (and How to Provide Feedback Students Will Use)

  • Making a Career of Creativity

  • Phenomenal Women: Finding Solidarity to STEM the Tide of Bias in Science

  • Rethinking Creativity: How Art and Creativity Enhance Science & Scicomm

  • Why Facts Don’t Work (Alone): Making Connections for Effective Science Communication


Invited Talks & Panels

I give engaging talks on intersections of scicomm, art-science integration & organizational change.

Recent Topics

  • Actually Taking Action: Things Faculty Can Do to Support Minoritized Graduate Students

  • Ethical Ways for Scientists to Use Images & Work with Artists

  • Equity-Focused, Evidence-Based Approaches to Teaching and Assessing SciComm in Higher Education

  • Leveraging Grad Student Training to Build Institutional SciComm Capacity

  • Rethinking Creativity: How Art and Creativity Enhance Science and SciComm

  • Evidence-based Ways to Overcome the Boogie Man of Thinking You're a "Bad Writer"

  • Rhetoric, the Science of Science Communication & Talking Effectively about Climate Change

  • Science Information, Misinformation, and You

  • Sharing Values, Goals, and Stories for an Evidence-based Approach to Making Science Matter

  • The Ecologically True Story of the Tortoise and the Hare

  • Why Facts Don’t Work (Alone): Making Connections for Effective Science Communication

  • Various career talks

Bethann standing up amongst students, teaching them to sketch in the Panamanian jungle, while on an ecology & culture field course

Trainings + Workshops

I lead hands-on, evidence-based workshops and trainings on academic writing, inclusive scicomm,

art-science synergies,
DEIJ in science and academia, and enhancing mentorship.

Recent Topics

  • Applied Principles of SciComm

  • Creative Approaches to Grant Writing for Scientists

  • Demystifying the Media (3-part series)

  • Developing Your Academic Voice  for Scholarly Writing

  • Enhancing Mentoring (workshops on DEIJ, self-efficacy, setting expectations, etc.)

  • Storytelling to enhance your NSF GRFP statements

  • Reckoning with Career Sustainability in Higher Ed: Setting Integrated Personal and Professional Goals

  • Seeing Science: Visual Strategies for Dealing with the SciComm Reality that Facts Don’t Work (Alone)

  • Scholarly Writing Practices - writing mindset bootcamp - single-session adaptations are possible

  • Storytelling with Community-Engaged Research

  • Strategic Curriculum Design to Empower Graduate Students in Broader Impacts

  • Drawing foundations workshops for:

    • Curious Minds 

    • Making and Using Drawings in STEM Teaching and Learning

    • Integrating Drawing into the Scientists’ Toolkit

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