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 followinHeading 2g in advance of attending the workshop. Keep checking back 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.
 
Timeline
  • July 15, 2021: Rough draft due (600-800 word piece + pitch in one document)
  • July 22, 2021: Peer edits due
  • July 29, 2021: Revised draft due 

Poster (Optional)

We are excited to announce that this year, ComSciCon is hosting an ePoster (i.e., virtual poster) session!
 
Poster sessions are an ideal way to share a science communication endeavour you're involved with, and they are great opportunities to network and collaborate with other attendees. Many fantastic new projects and initiatives have sprouted from discussions begun at previous ComSciCon poster sessions.
 
Note that these posters should NOT be on your scientific research. They should be on a project, initiative, or organisation involving science outreach, advocacy, education, etc.
 
You can see examples of successful abstracts from 2016's program here: http://comscicon.com/files/comscicon/files/comscicon2016_poster_abstracts.pdf.
 
If you're interested, submit an abstract by Saturday July 10, 2021 @ 23:59 E.T. here: https://forms.gle/hfZ7oRaTrZUwnJfw5.
 
Accepted abstracts will be notified by Monday July 12, 2021. Please note that there are no charges or fees for submitting or presenting an ePoster.
 
If your abstract is accepted, you will be given further instructions. You can present in any format/way you think is best (whether that is through videos, a traditional one-slide poster, multiple slides, or something completely different).
 
We encourage all ComSciCon 2021 attendees to apply for a poster slot!
 
Timeline:
  • July 10, 2021: Abstract submission deadline
  • July 12, 2021: Selected abstracts will be notified
  • July 25, 2021: Poster design submission deadline
  • July 26, 2021 – July 29, 2021: Review of Poster submissions
  • July 30, 2021: Selected ePosters and presentation details will be shared with all attendees
  • July 30, 2021: Final instructions and comments for presenters
  • August 4, 2021: Poster Session at ComSciCon-Flagship 2021

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