Get Visible, Stay Viable


Know it Out Loud partners with University leadership and faculty to advance academic research and accelerate impact through strategic communications that promote visibility, cultivate partnerships and attract diverse investment. 

In an era where government funding is unpredictable and the value of higher education is in question, it is critically important for universities to communicate the public benefits of their research. Public awareness of research impact drives reputation, rankings and funding. Empowering academics to share what they know ensures they have the best chance of making the breakthrough discoveries that will build a better world. 


Hi, I'm Julie Chiron, Founder of Know it Out Loud

In my 25 years as a strategic communicator, tech entrepreneur, and communications pioneer, I've transformed thousands of ideas into compelling narrative for every audience and purpose. Whether raising millions of dollars for academic and private enterprise, elevating the street cred of exceptional scholars and indie thinkers, or translating geekspeak for early adopters, I thrive in the space where good ideas are transformed into realized opportunity. My passion for academic research has been developed over 15 years serving in leadership roles in fundraising communications at some of the top research universities in the country. I specialize in advising academic researchers on how to present their work so that it engages with the public and attracts sustained investment. 

Are you ready to be heard? I'm listening.


It is exciting, but challenging, to work in a national collaborative where everyone brings different perspectives to the work. Also difficult is translating complicated research into meaningful impact in society. Julie was instrumental in bringing us all together to develop a shared identity and think strategically about the public impact of our research. Julie gets it! She boiled down our complex academic speak into language that is meaningful and impactful. Because of our work with Julie, our research will have a much broader reach.
Kimberly Bender, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean for Doctoral Education
University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work


Discovery, invention and scholarship drive innovation and advance human understanding. So why is it so challenging to attract funding to sustain these endeavors? And why do most academics spend up to 40% of their time seeking grants instead of conducting research?

Communicating the impact and public benefit of academic research is the critical path toward engaging advocates and being financially sustainable. 

I partner with individuals and their institutions to advance research and funding objectives through accessible, targeted, and thought-provoking communications that address a full spectrum of needs. 

  • Translate your research to connect with any audience.
  • Engage advocates and influence outcome.
  • Attract funding with a compelling case and proven impact.

Full Spectrum Communications


• White Paper
• Fact Sheet
• Social Content
• Impact Reports


• Public Engagement Training
• Content Strategy
• Storytelling with Purpose
• Audience Identification and Targeting


• Proposal
• Pitch Deck
• Case for Support
• Crowdfunding

Julie has been an incredible resource as CO-LABS shares the inspiring, crucial, yet complex stories of discovery and problem-solving coming from the federal research labs in Colorado. From quantum research to satellite technology to agricultural genetics, she has joined our lab visits, spoken with key researchers and provided crisp, articulate documents with details expressed in an accessible, professional style - all while keeping the “wow” factor that makes science so compelling!
Dan Powers
Executive Director, CO-LABS

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