A couple quotes from 'expert participants' who took part in the Synthetic Biology Dialgoue:
"…it was challenging me to think about presenting my work and presenting the science in a completely different way. Obviously we’re trained to present to colleagues and (committee) members but to then have to stop think about, oh now, this is a completely different set of people, how do I package it for them? That was a very eye opening process for me."
"...I think there should be an encouragement of people like me to do what I am doing, to go out and actually engage with the public to do science festivals, go to high schools, all that sort of stuff."
Full evaluation report here: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/web/FILES/Reviews/synbio-dialogue-evaluation-final.pdf