Outreach Events

Interactive Education

In partnership with the spARO, we have brought science to the public with "reverse" science fairs, where the public gets to judge the scientists. Demonstrations are highly interactive and encompass practically all aspects of hearing and balance, normal structure and function as well as pathology, prevention of disease, and therapy.

Reverse Science Fair @ The Tech Interactive
Saturday, January 25, 3-5pm

The ERC is teaming up with spARO once again for a Reverse Science Fair, where the public judges the scientists.  Some of our amazing spARO members will demonstrate their SciComm chops through interactive demos about neuroscience, hearing, and balance. Mentors: encourage your trainees to participate!  Funding is available for demo development, and there will be awards for best demos. Submit yours today (https://forms.gle/RbDLf2wowpHithcEA)!  Questions? Contact Keith Duncan: rkduncan(at)umich.edu.

Music Events

There is a natural and powerful connection between music and science that finds no greater bond than in otolaryngology. We have been fortunate to partner with outstanding musicians across the country to host music events interspersed with talks about how the ear and mind processes the rich acoustic world around us.

Musae on the Brain: Women in Voice and Science @ Montgomery Theater
Sunday, January 26, 7:30-9:15pm

This is a public event. Join us for a fantastic evening of music and science by Musae (musae.org/), San Francisco's premier women's choral ensemble, and scientists Sarah Schneider and Dana Boebinger. Tickets are $15 (general), $10 (student/trainee). More details about ticket purchases soon.  Watch for email blast, website updates, and as always, check the AROMWM Twitter feed.

Public Speakers

The ARO is proud to host free public events at most of our annual meetings, bringing inspirational speakers with personal connections to the world of hearing and balance. Recent speakers include Vint Cerf (Google, Chief Internet Evangelist), Tamika Catchings (WNBA superstar), and Shilo Harris (Veteran and author). 

Previous ARO mid-winter meetings have featured talks by public figures, including an inspiring presentation from WNBA star Tamika Catchings in 2019.