©2018 by Betsy Mason

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Betsy has extensive experience speaking about science, journalism, and cartography. She has given talks to many different types of audiences including professional journalists, public information officers, cartographers, map enthusiasts, the general public, and students from grade school to graduate school. She has made numerous radio and podcast appearances and is a frequent guest lecturer and conference speaker, moderator, and panelist. Below is a partial list of Betsy's past and future speaking engagements.

 

October 25-29, 2019

SCIENCE WRITERS 2019

Topic: Digital mapmaking for science journalists

Penn State

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July 1-5, 2019

WORLD CONFERENCE OF SCIENCE JOURNALISTS

Topic: Investigative tools for science journalists

Lausanne, Switzerland

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May 8, 2019

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Topic: The importance of science communication

Stanford Earth Dean's Town Hall

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May 2, 2019

OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

Topic: Making maps for science — the cartographic art of scientific discovery

Portland, OR

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March 6, 2019

DAVID RUMSEY MAP CENTER

Topic: The stories behind the maps

Stanford University

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February 8, 2019

MCGILL MIDDLE SCHOOL

Topic: Why maps are awesome

Salt Lake City, UT

February 7, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

Topic: The stories maps tell

Department of Geology and Geophysics Distinguished Lecture Series

Salt Lake City, UT

February 6, 2019

THE KING'S ENGLISH BOOKSHOP

Topic: The power of maps

Salt Lake City, UT

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January 30, 2019

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Topic: Careers in science journalism

Earth Sciences Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series

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December 17, 2018

MAPTIME

Topic: Marie Tharp's ocean floor maps

Oakland, CA

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November 27, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Topic: The History of Mapping Mars

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November 26, 2018

NERD NITE, EAST BAY

Topic: Mapping the Grand Canyon

Oakland, CA

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November 15, 2018

NAT GEO NIGHTS

Topic: Mapping the Grand Canyon

Washington, D.C.

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October 26, 2018

COPPERFIELD'S BOOKS

Topic: The Power of Maps

San Rafael, CA

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October 25, 2018

PEGASUS BOOKS

Topic: The Power of Maps

Berkeley, CA

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October 18, 2018

NORTH AMERICAN CARTOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SOCIETY

Topic: Extreme mapmaking

Norfolk, VA

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April 26, 2018

BERKELEY EXTENSION SCIENCE WRITING COURSE

Topic: Freelancing

Berkeley, CA

April 21, 2018

CALIFORNIA MAP SOCIETY

Topic: Mapping the Grand Canyon

Oakland, CA

October 25-30, 2017

WORLD CONFERENCE OF SCIENCE JOURNALISTS

Topic: Understanding statistics for science journalism

Topic: Covering research on lab animals — challenges and opportunities

San Francisco, CA

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April 17, 2014

BERKELEY EXTENSION SCIENCE WRITING COURSE

Topic: Interviewing scientists

Berkeley, CA

February 4, 2014

PR NEWS WRITING BOOT CAMP

Topic: How to write news- and share-worthy press releases

San Francisco, California

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October 17-21, 2014

SCIENCE WRITERS 2014

Topic: Lessons in the communication of science from the BICEP2 story

Columbus, Ohio

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June 24-28, 2013

WORLD CONFERENCE OF SCIENCE JOURNALISTS

Topic: Science blogging

Helsinki, Finland

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October 14-18, 2011

SCIENCE WRITERS 2011

Topic: Choosing a beat — the pros and cons of specializing

Flagstaff, Arizona

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November 5-9, 2010

SCIENCE WRITERS 2010

Topic: Rebooting science journalism — adapting to the new media landscape

Yale University

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October 24-29

SCIENCE WRITERS 2008

Topic: How to pitch news to science journalists

Palo Alto, California

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