ComSciCon-PNW 2017

ComSciCon logoComSciCon-PNW logo with space needle and bridges

March 24 and 25, 2017

Google Seattle – Center of the Universe
601 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Thank you to everyone involved for an outstanding workshop! We published a short article about the workshop, and you can also see our post-conference report (PDF).

ComSciCon-PNW 2017 group photo

ComSciCon-PNW 2017 is designed to empower STEM graduate students to communicate the concepts in their field and beyond to diverse audiences. This unique professional development experience will provide attendees with a fantastic opportunity to meet leaders in the communication of research from across the region, learn from and interact with a remarkable group of invited experts, and produce an original work communicating scholarly research to a new audience. 

The application period closed on December 9, and we informed all applicants of their status in mid-January. Thank you for your interest!

View the workshop Schedule of events.

ComSciCon-PNW 2017 is organized by graduate students and postdocs based at the University of Washington and Portland State University. Please contact us at with any questions. You can also find us on twitter @ComSciConPNW.



Thank you to the following organizations that have contributed to make ComSciCon-PNW 2017 possible.

Adaptive Biotech logoUW eScience logo

PSU logo


Office of Graduate Studies


UW Biology logoUW Chemistry logoNSF BEACON logo

UW College of the Environment logo





Sigma Xi Columbia-Willamette logo


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Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

The Quick Version

ComSciCon-PNW is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the organizing committee immediately. Organizers can be identified as they'll be wearing ComSciCon branded clothing. You can also contact the organizers by email at

The conference organizers will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance. We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

This code of conduct is adapted from