At some point in his or her career, almost every scientist is likely to be
asked to participate in some form of press conference. Yet few receive any
kind of training to prepare them to be effective communicators in such a
setting. This workshop will offer useful tips about what makes for a useful
press conference presentation. We will then stage a few mock press
conferences, in which participants will be asked to give a 10-minute summation
of their research and field questions from the audience, followed by
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