Join us on Thursday, September 1 at Pier 17 and meet the innovators and leaders from the Bay area who are working on the cutting edge of experiential Biology.
Inside interactive museums, film production, and digital media content creation, there is a revolution to capture the attention of a public that seeks novelty and excitement over knowledge.
Join us on Thursday, September at Pier 17 and meet the innovators and leaders from the Bay area who are working on the cutting edge of experiential Biology. They will introduce us to their interactive programs and share their insights about key trends shaping the future of science communication.
We will then host a networking social followed by a special tour of the Tinkering Lab at the After Dark event next door at the Exploratorium.
- 5:30pm – Doors open
- 6:00pm – Panel discussion
- 6:30pm – Demos, networking, drinks + appetizers
- 7:30pm – Event ends; Walk over to Exploratorium After Dark Program
Event start time
Boston and New York8:30PM
Alex Dainis, PhDScience Communicator/Video Producer, Helicase Media, LLC
Alex Dainis is a freelance science communicator and video producer with nine years of experience producing digital, educational content for the web. Her background includes a PhD in genetics from Stanford University, and she was honored to be a 2019 Jackson Wild Media Lab Fellow. Her long-running YouTube channel brings biology and genetics to over 40,000 subscribers and her science communication efforts have reached millions of viewers across multiple social media platforms. Now based in Los Angeles, CA, she has created Helicase Media LLC to focus on bringing humanity and storytelling to science via online media.
Denise KingLead Exhibit Developer/Manager at Exploratorium
Denise King is the Lead Exhibit Developer/Manager at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
Jen FrazierSenior Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Science Communication Lab
Jennifer Frazier is the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Science Communication Lab, a non-profit fostering public understanding of science through film. Jennifer’s work focuses on creating public experiences that engage the public with science through new tools, artworks, and live programming. For eighteen years Jennifer was a Senior Scientist and Curator at the Exploratorium, where she co-led the museum's program in biological sciences. Before joining the Exploratorium in 2004, Jennifer worked at the National Academy of Sciences and PBS. Jennifer has a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University of California at San Francisco and a B.S. in Genetics and Bioethics from the University of California, Davis.
Natasha GloverSenior Research Scientist at SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Natasha Glover completed her undergraduate studies and PhD at Virginia Tech in plant genetics. She moved to France in 2011 and to Belgium in 2014 to study plant genomes and how they can be improved for agriculture and the environment. Since 2016, she has been working at the University of Lausanne and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as a Senior Research Scientist, investigating the Tree of Life and how genomes and species evolve.
She also has extensive experience in science communication, aimed towards both scientists and the general public. These include: scientific articles, tutorials, e-learning platforms, YouTube videos, popular science articles, blogs, social media, educational games, radio interviews, and interactive events with the public.
Event Series During Agora Prize Winners' Residency
Two scientists selected by the Swiss National Science Foundation travel to San Francisco this Fall, each awarded with the Optimus Agora prize, which includes a scientific communication traineeship at Swissnex in San Francisco. To bridge the award recipients with the public, Swissnex is putting together two events in this Salon Series. The first event takes place on Tuesday, August 30 with a focus on Health and Games.