SfN hosts Advocacy videos throughout the year that you can watch live and on-demand. Watch now to gain new insights and advance your career.
The Neuroscientist's Guide to Advocacy
Date: July 18, 2019
Through this collection of advocacy training videos, SfN’s Advocacy Engagement Manager shares helpful information for new and experienced advocates. This video series covers background on what advocacy is and why it’s important to your work, along with keys to effectively encourage lawmakers to support basic and biomedical research. After watching this series, you’ll learn why your voice as a scientist is crucial in making the case for continued funding, and how to connect with your legislators in efficient and meaningful ways, whether or not you’re in Washington, D.C.
Video on Virtual Meetings: May 14, 2020
Learn how to become a more effective advocate for science through these webinars. All past webinars and related resources can be found on Neuronline.
Building and Maintaining Relationships with Members of Congress
Science policy is shaped by the information made available to your representatives, so establishing relationships with them early on in their terms can help set the tone for what you accomplish together in the future. This webinar will provide the “how-to” for connecting with your congressional delegation. Advocates with experience in research and on the Hill will share powerful strategies for communicating with policymakers to build trust and serve as a reliable resource.
Date: January 29, 2019
Building and Maintaining Relationships With Members of Congress
Measuring Advocacy Outcomes
Measuring the effects of science advocacy is a challenge. To effectively allocate your resources, this webinar will explore ways to gauge performance against short– and long–term advocacy goals, manage expectations, and identify gaps in science advocacy metrics. Speakers will touch on how to evaluate advocacy outcomes and tailor your messages and approaches in the light of that assessment.
Date: June 1, 2018
Inspiring Others to Be Science Advocates
Gain insight from experts on how to inspire your scientist peers and nonscientists to engage in advocacy and outreach in support of science. Through participating in public activities such as Science on Tap and Nerd Nite, holding informal coffee meetings with your colleagues, and partaking in other activities, you can empower others to get involved.
Date: April 18, 2018
Strategies to Maximize Your Advocacy Results
In preparation for SfN's Capitol Hill Day in March 2018 and the annual appropriations process, this webinar will arm science advocates with timely and relevant information on how to best prepare for Hill meetings and how to tailor messages to the current political environment. The webinar will also help you take your science advocacy to the next level by understanding how to do targeted communications and actions.
Date: February 23, 2018