SICB Annual Meeting 2014
January 3-7, 2014
Austin TX
Hilton Austin

Storymaking with the WSP Model with Randy Olson

Workshop Participant Application

Saturday, January 4, 2014, Noon-1:30pm

The SICB Public Affairs Committee is pleased to announce the "Storymaking with the WSP Model" workshop at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, with this year's keynote speaker, Randy Olson. Dr. Olson, marine biologist turned author ("Don't Be Such a Scientist," "Connection: Hollywood Storytelling meets Critical Thinking") and filmmaker ("Flock of Dodos"; The Shifting Baselines Ocean Media Project), will work directly with workshop participants as he guides them through his "Word, Sentence, Paragraph" model of storymaking to transform their science and experiences in science into narratives and stories that engage audiences and enhance communication.

Because workshop participants will be personally coached by Randy Olson on crafting their own narratives, participation is limited. Prospective participants are asked to submit a "pitch" ahead of time to ensure that all participants are able to fully engage with the process. Please fill in the form below to submit your pitch. Also, remember that selected participants must agree to:
  • ATTEND Dr. Olson's keynote address on the evening of Friday, January 3,
  • ATTEND the WSP workshop from Noon to 1:30pm on Saturday, January 4, and
  • DOWNLOAD the WSP App for iPhone or Android and SUBMIT their WSP elements using the app prior to the workshop (or make arrangements with workshop facilitators for an alternate option). The app will be made available to participants free-of-charge following notification.
Entries are requested by December 6, and will be selected based on interest and diversity of pitches and participants. Questions can be directed to the Public Affairs Committee at pac@sicb.org.

Please fill out the following form to submit your pitch:







  • By clicking the "Commit and send" button below, you volunteer to participate in the WSP Workshop, and commit to (a) ATTEND Dr. Olson's keynote address on the evening of Friday, January 3, (b) ATTEND the WSP workshop from Noon to 1:30pm on Saturday, January 4, and (c) DOWNLOAD the WSP App for iPhone or Android and SUBMIT your WSP elements using the app prior to the workshop (or make arrangements with workshop facilitators for an alternate option). In addition, you understand that submissions may be read by members of or designees by SICB-PAC and/or Dr. Olson, and that invitations will be extended at the final discretion of SICB-PAC.