You read that correctly. After his tenure with M*A*S*H and Scientific American Frontiers, actor Alan Alda founded the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University ten years ago in New York. Since 2010, the experts from Stony Brook have traveled around the nation giving communication workshops and trainings to researchers and medical professionals. On February 12, from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Alumni House, we learned some of the best practices for communicating complex material to non-experts. After his plenary, we also hosted a small workshop in the afternoon, Crafting Clear and Vivid Communication.