Alan Alda Center: Making the Choice to Connect

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 from 11:30am to 1:30pm (CT)


RegistrationOpens Dec 13, 2019 12:00am
Registration ClosesFeb 12, 2020 12:00am or when space runs out.

You read that correctly. After his tenure with M*A*S*H and Scientific American Frontiers, actor Alan Alda founded the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University ten years ago in New York. Since 2010, the experts from Stony Brook have traveled around the nation giving communication workshops and trainings to researchers and medical professionals. Join us on February 12, from 11:30* to 1:30 at the Alumni House, to learn some of the best practices for communicating complex material to non-experts. Lunch will be provided while supplies last, and all are welcome to join.

The seminar itself will begin at 12:00 - we wanted to give people time to eat and to mingle with one another!

This 90-minute session introduces participants to the Alda Method - a dynamic, experiential, and interactive approach to communication training. Through improvisational exercises and high-energy facilitation, this sessions opens up new possibilities for communication through a dual focus on strategy and spontaneity. Participants gain experience in connecting with their audience and using conversational language to communicate their complex ideas.

Location: 1301 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205