Talk to the Hand (And the Rest of the Body While You're at It)
In a hyper-connected world drowning in information and distraction, how do you connect to create breakthrough moments? Breakthroughs that spark questions, help people understand their world better, engage with it and best of all - have some laughs along the way? In a talk as interactive as where he works, Kevin will share lessons learned at science centres worldwide that can apply to anyone interested in the communication - and integration - of knowledge.
Kevin von Appen is Director of Science Communication at the Ontario Science Centre. He oversees the Centre's science writing and translation for exhibits and audiovisual presentations, online science communication initiatives, floor hosts and operations for the KidSpark children's museum and the Science Centre's Weston Family Innovation Centre. He also directs the ongoing development of a "HotZone" featuring daily live presentations on current science news, interactive polls and multimedia science news features. He began his career in the 1980s as a crime and environment reporter at The Hamilton Spectator and is a published playwright.
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