Acceptance to the workshop is competitive; attendance is free, and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants.
About ComSciCon 2020
At ComSciCon's Flagship Workshop, participants build communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express ideas to their peers, experts in other fields, and the general public.
Ample time is allocated for networking with science communication experts and developing science outreach collaborations with fellow graduate students. Workshop participants will produce an original piece of science writing and receive feedback from workshop attendees and professional science communicators, including journalists, authors, public policy advocates, educators, and more.
Founded in 2013 by graduate students at Harvard University, MIT, and the University of Colorado at Boulder, nearly 2000 graduate students nationwide have already participated in ComSciCon programs, including our annual Flagship Workshops and Franchise Workshops which have been started by ComSciCon alumni across the US and Canada. Attendees have founded new science communication organizations in collaboration with other students at the event, published over 80 articles written at the conference in popular publications with national impact, and formed lasting networks with our student alumni and invited experts.
We are grateful to all ComSciCon’s terrific sponsors who are making our 2020 Flagship event possible. Those include the Harvard Faculty of Arts & Sciences, MIT Office of Graduate Education, American Astronomical Society, American Chemical Society, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, University of Maryland Online Certificate Program in Science Communication, Science Careers, and our fiscal sponsor Community Initiatives. Lastly, we thank Emerson College, which had been set to host our in-person event - their team has been terrific to work with and we regret that we cannot join them in person this year.