Science, Storytelling
and Climate Change

Diving Deeper: Immersive Storytelling
for Climate Science

2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., October 12, 2017
J. Wayne Reitz Union’s Rion Ballroom

One of the most urgent issues of our time, climate change is also one of the toughest communications challenges of the day. The University of Florida’s annual climate-communications summit aims to help UF faculty, staff and students – along with other professionals and members of the public – gain expertise and collaborate to improve understanding of climate change and its impacts local to global.

Diving Deeper: Immersive Storytelling for Climate Science, our third-annual summit, will explore virtual reality and other types of immersive storytelling that hold promise for helping people visualize the climate-changed future.
Speakers this year include:

The centerpiece of this year’s summit is a Climate Communications Café where faculty, staff and students from across disciplines and other groups working to tell the story of climate change can come together to share work and brainstorm best practices and ways to collaborate. To spotlight your work at the Café, please contact Carolyn Cox at the Florida Climate Institute at or Matt Williams at Sustainable UF at




Registration is free and open to all.  Space is limited so please reserve your spot as soon as possible.

For additional questions and volunteer opportunities, email Cynthia Barnett at the College of Journalism and Communications,

A joint project of the UF College of Journalism and Communications and the Florida Climate Institute, UF’s climate communications summit is co-sponsored by the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Office of the Provost and Sustainable UF.

For information on previous years’ events, click here.