Pre-Workshop Requirements

ComSciCon's National Workshop is a highly interactive and cooperative event. For instance, several of the sessions include group workshopping of already-developed science communication pieces.

All accepted attendees to ComSciCon 2021 are expected to complete the following in advance of attending the workshop. Check back soon for additional details of each requirement. 

Write-A-Thon

Through the "Write-A-Thon", ComSciCon attendees develop science communication pieces and workshop them extensively with fellow attendees and science communication experts. Many of these pieces are later published in major science communication outlets. We will be accepting additional submission formats this year (video, comic, podcast, other) in addition to written submissions.

Details / Submission: More details will be available as the conference approaches.

Poster (Optional)

ComSciCon 2021 will feature a poster session highlighting the science outreach, communication, and social media activities of our attendees and several local SciComm organizations.

We are unfortunately not able to offer posters to all attendees, so we ask interested attendees to submit abstracts. You can see examples of successful abstracts from a previous year's program. Selected attendees will be invited to prepare an electronic poster before the workshop. We'll let you know the status of your submission within a few days, so you have plenty of time to work on the poster.

Details / Submission: More details will be available as the conference approaches.

Timeline:

  • Late June: Short abstract due
  • Early to mid-July: Submit final  poster (selected attendees)
  • At ComSciCon 2020: Poster Session

Evaluation Surveys

ComSciCon is interested in learning more about how best to improve science communication training. We evaluate our performance through surveys before, immediately following, and 6-months after the workshop. 

Details : The pre-workshop survey will be available upon acceptance to ComSciCon 2021.

Timeline:

  • 2 weeks prior to conference: Complete pre-workshop survey
  • At conference: Complete post-workshop survey
  • Late 2021: Complete follow-up survey