ComSciCon 2018 National Workshop

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Welcome to ComSciCon 2018!

We are excited to annouce the 6th annual ComSciCon National Workshop, happening June 14th-16th, 2018 in Boston, MA!

To apply, see the application page here.

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About ComSciCon 2018

Acceptance to the workshop is competitive; attendance is free, and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants.

At ComSciCon's National 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. 

This year, there will be panel discussions on the following topics:

  • Creative / Digital Storytelling
  • Diversity / Inclusivity in Science and Science Communication
  • Science Journalism
  • Case Study: Science Communication in Medicine

In addition to these discussions, 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 and MIT, over 500 graduate students nationwide have already participated in ComSciCon programs, including our annual National Workshops and Local Workshops which have been started by ComSciCon alumni across the country. 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.

ComSciCon is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found here.

ComSciCon 2018 is sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Colorado Boulder,  HHMI / Tangled Bank Studios, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, the American Astronomical Society, Emerson College, IOP Publishing, the Harvard Medical School and Harvard Science in the News, and the American Institute of Physics through a grant of their Venture Partnership Fund.