ComSciConCAN is a highly interactive and cooperative event. The meeting will include group workshopping of already-developed science communication pieces. All accepted attendees to ComSciConCAN 2021 are expected to complete the following pre-workshop requirements in advance of attending the workshop. Check back soon for additional details.
Through the "Write-A-Thon", ComSciConCAN attendees develop science communication pieces (articles, videos, audio etc) and workshop them extensively with fellow attendees and science communication experts. Some of these pieces may even go on to be published in major science communication outlets. You can see examples of pieces written by previous ComSciCon attendees here.
Although we call this a Write-A-Thon, if written word isn’t your preferred media for communication you can also submit recorded audio or visual pieces for review! If you have any questions about the Write-A-Thon, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
- The following timeline is approximate - dates will be added soon.
- 1.5 months to Workshop: Submit 1st drafts to us, peer review groups assigned
- 1 month prior to Workshop: Submit peer edits for all pieces in your peer review group
- 2 weeks prior to Workshop: Final Drafts due for expert review
- Sunday August 15th: Expert review at the conference
Details / Submission: More details will be sent to accepted applicants.
ComSciConCAN will feature a poster session highlighting the science outreach, communication, and social media activities of our attendees and several local SciComm organizations. This poster session will utilize ePosterboards, so you won't need to print or transport a physical poster. We are 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 poster abstract submission well in advance of the meeting so you have plenty of time to work on the poster.
ComSciConCAN 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 ComSciConCAN 2021.
2 weeks prior to conference: Complete pre-workshop survey
Late August: Complete post-workshop survey
Late 2021: Complete follow-up survey