In September, IAN traveled to Edmonton, Alberta to facilitate a course in Communicating Science Effectively. Integrated assessment and the report card process were the focus of the two-day course. Participants learned the five steps in creating a report card, and throughout the process gained the principles of effective science communication. The course was sponsored by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, and participants were from academic institutions, government agencies, and land management consultants. The diverse backgrounds and breadth of knowledge from participants knowledge from participants contributed to an engaging course and great discussions over the two days.