Digital storytelling in Research Communication and Utilisation

Digital Storytelling in Research Communication and Utilisation
Wednesday June 1, 1-3 pm at Chalmers

There are many very good reasons for researchers to use images and video when communicating with funding agencies, fellow researchers, professionals and the public. It's a powerful way to share expertise and insight, inform and build awareness, educate and enlighten. By adding storytelling it becomes even easier to motivate and inspire actions, and to demonstrate transparency as well as accountability.

In this seminar we have engaged three experts (Merci Olsson, National Geographic; Ragnhild Larsson, Konvoj Produktion and Karin Weijdegård, Chalmers) on the use and production of digital storytelling related to research communication and utilisation. They will give you useful tips and show you many examples. After an hour, coffee will be served and you will have a chance to ask questions and exchange ideas with the experts. Welcome!

Date: 1 June Time: 13:00–15:00 Location: Scaniasalen, Kårhuset

Open to PhD students and staff at Chalmers 

Register no later than May 24 to 

About the speakers: 

Merci Olsson, Communications and Outreach Director for National Geographic Society Europe, will highlight how National Geographic works with researchers to help them develop an engaging storytelling framework and she will showcase National Geographic examples from digital storytelling on various platforms and formats including Snapchat, YouTube and virtual reality.

Karin Weijdegård is a communications officer for the Deparment of Physics and the Graphene Flagship at Chalmers University of Technology. She has a background in TV-journalism and will talk about, and show examples of, how she has used video as a tool for communication and storytelling in the academic environment.   

Ragnhild Larsson, writer and storyteller, specialized in science communication. Founder of Konvoj Produktion. Ragnhild will talk about the science behind storytelling and share her experience of producing digital stories about researchers as a sustainable way of communicating science in a way that makes a difference.



Wed, 06/01/2016 - 13:00 to 15:00