With 2019 now concluded, we are excited to publish our annual report on ComSciCon's Flagship international workshop. This includes not only a detailed review of the activities of that event, but also an overview of the achievements of ComSciCon's student organizers throughout the US and Canada in 2019 and a snapshot of our vision into the future for 2020 and beyond.
Thanks to the ongoing support of our student attendees, our student organizers and leaders, and our generous sponsoring institutions, looking on back on 2018 means celebrating a year of new firsts and successes for ComSciCon.
We celebrate our first international flagship conference in 2018, when we welcomed students from both the US and Canada to our June event in Boston. We celebrated our 30th ComSciCon franchise event, including brand new workshop series in Michigan and in partnership with the Ecological Society of America (ComSciCon-ESA), with even more events in...
Each year at our flagship annual workshop, ComSciCon attendees spend three full days embedded in a community of phenomenal science communicators from across the US and Canada, sharing strategies, ideas, and best practices for how to communicate science passionately and effectively. Because the scope of that event can't possibly meet the enormous need and demand for science communication discussion and programming among graduate students, one of the most important outcomes from our flagship event is the creation of ComSciCon franchises that bring the opportunity to have those...
ComSciCon has issued its fifth annual report, documenting the organization of our 2017 flagship national workshop which took place in June, the launch of new ComSciCon-local workshop franchises in Houston, the Pacific-Northwest, and the Rocky Mountains and the continued operation of our existing franchises around the country, and the success of new programming elements including our partnership with Story Collider and the growth of our BiteScis program for K12 educators.
This post was authored by Eleanor Lutz and the Organizing Committee of ComSciCon-PNW 2017
This spring, we held the first ComSciCon conference in the Pacific Northwest. The two-day event took place in the heart of Seattle at the Google Fremont campus on March 24 and 25, and brought together 60 graduate students and science communication experts. Throughout both days, we heard short one-minute “pop talks” from attendees about their research and enjoyed ample breaks to facilitate networking.