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Theater performance for researchers: ‘Science Communication: Rewarded!’

Date: Time: 14:30 Location: Black Box

Researchers are increasingly expected to engage with the public and seek collaboration beyond the academic realm. Do you also want to communicate about your research but lack time or inspiration? Are you curious about how science communication can become an integral part of your work as a researcher? Then come to the theater performance 'Science Communication: Rewarded!' on Friday, May 31st in the Blackbox on our campus.
The performance will be in English, free of charge, and lasts 60-90 minutes.

Register here

During the performance, the audience will be invited by the actors to engage in dialogue based on recognizable situations between academics and a public audience. This exchange is crucial for fostering trust between science and society, addressing societal issues, and collaboratively working on solutions to these issues. However, scientists often lack the time and support to engage in this way.

The interactive theater performance 'Science Communication: Rewarded!’ is based on the report by the same title from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The performance raises the question of how science communication can become an integral part of academic work. It is based on the experiences of researchers at Dutch universities. Many scientists are willing, but they need good support, recognition, and appreciation. Through recognizable situations, the actors challenge visitors to engage in conversation. This prompts visitors to think and become aware of possibilities and dilemmas. Together with the actors, spectators work on concrete suggestions to take action.

For scientists - from PhD candidates to professors

This performance is interesting for all researchers and their supervisors, from PhD candidates to professors. By the end of the performance, researchers are aware of the importance of science communication, they have a better understanding of the possibilities and dilemmas surrounding the appreciation of science communication, and they know what they can do to improve the position of science communication at their university.

Want to know more?

If you have registered for the theater performance and are unable to attend, please inform us at least 5 days before the performance via email: persvoorlichters@tilburguniversity.edu.