2016 Science Media Symposium

The WGBH Educational Foundation has been a leader in science storytelling for more than four decades, with programs that include the award-winning science documentary series NOVA. The Rita Allen Foundation is a key supporter of the 2016 Science Media Symposium (SMASH16), which is presented through a partnership between WGBH and the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.

SMASH16 will convene more than 350 leading scientists, media professionals and educators for a three-day symposium to improve public engagement in science through media, with a special focus on film, digital media and audio/radio. WGBH and the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, with input from leading science media organizations, will create a new website for the biennial Symposium, allowing for wider participation and sharing of best practices in science communication among Symposium attendees, educators and the general public before, during and after the event.