The Role of Communication in Knowledge Co-production

Meeting Date: 6/5/2018

- 6/5/2018

Location: Webinar


  • with Heidi Roop & Darcy Widmayer -

11:00 AM (PT) | Tuesday, June 5th


Researchers and practitioners involved in knowledge co-production each use their own specialized language. An important part of successful knowledge co-production involves establishing shared terms of references. Communicating effectively and developing the ability to distill complex topics into clear, vivid, and understandable language is challenging. This webinar will explore the role of communication in the process of knowledge co-production and will share some communication best practices that participants can apply in their work.


Heidi Roop | Research Scientist & Strategic Communications Lead, Climate Impacts Group at University of Washington

Dr. Heidi Roop is an expert in science communication, stakeholder engagement, and assessment and evaluation. Heidi's professional mission is to improve the reach and impact of climate science in order to engage, motivate and catalyze action around climate change. Heidi aspires to be a scientist who changes how the world engages in science, with scientists.

Darcy Widmayer | Communications Manager, NW Climate Science Center at University of Washington

Darcy Widmayer has experience in strategic communications planning, message development, project coordination, and program evaluation. She previously worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as a Private Forestry Education and Outreach Specialist facilitating communications between private landowners and state foresters.