C*Sci2022 Program Details

The schedule below provides insight into the formal program, including session descriptions. In addition to the formal program, expect bonus sessions and connection opportunities throughout the day — you never know when you might be invited to take part in a trivia pop-up, a mini-dance party, a stretch (your mind and body) break, or a “hot topics” coffee chat.

All times are US Eastern (UTC -4).

View the detailed agenda for each day (May 23-26):

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Monday, 23 May 2022

Monday

Hallway chat


Join early to bump into old friends and new in the virtual hallway. Informal conversations spaces allow you to wander and explore by topic or host — a great way to tune in to conversations and build connections.

Monday

Opening Keynote


Cultivating Science, Justice, and Action

Dr. Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta, Associate Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Arizona

This an open-access session, streaming live at this time on CSA’s YouTube channel.

Monday

Ideas to Action Sessions


Join in your choice of engaged and/or collaborative sessions for building skills, advancing efforts, seeking solutions, and other ways to leverage inspiration for impact. Today’s sessions include, but are not limited to:

Deeper discussions with Dr. Ramírez-Andreotta as well as:

Bringing Your Project’s Data to Education Audiences with Sean O’Conner from BSCS Science Learning / FieldScope

Launching the Foundational Tool in the Toolkit for Data Ethics in Citizen Science with Caren Cooper, Lisa Rasmussen, Elizabeth Jones from the Data Ethics project (repeats on Wednesday)

Community data and mapping for collective action with Co-Chairs and advisors of CSA’s Environmental Justice Practitioners Working Group including Omega and Brenda Wilson, Veronica Bitting, and Vincent Martin

CSA’s Journal, Citizen Science: Theory and Practicewhat you can find, and how you can contribute with CSTP Associate Editor, Muki Haklay

View Ideas-to-Action session details

Monday

Plenary Symposium: Student Perspectives on the Field and the Future


Monday

Posters


Move among rooms for informal conversations with small groups of poster presenters.

Browse all posters, listed alphabetically by first author

Monday

Hallway chat


Linger to follow up on connections and conversations — often the best ones of the day!


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Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Tuesday

SYMPOSIA: Equity and Inclusion in C*Sciences


Two concurrent sessions:

What practices and structures support equity, inclusion, and diversity in c*science projects?

How can projects better share resources and decision-making power?

View symposia details.

Tuesday

Ideas to Action Sessions


Join in your choice of engaged and/or collaborative sessions for building skills, advancing efforts, seeking solutions, and other ways to leverage inspiration for impact. Today’s sessions include, but are not limited to:

Deeper discussions with select Symposia speakers as well as:

Share your C*Sci Project Equity and Inclusivity story using ArcGIS StoryMaps with Charmel Menzel from Esri

Collaborative: Build a Database of C*Sci Funding Opportunities with Jennifer Shirk, CSA Director

Using the EPA’s EJ Screen Tool with Matthew Lee, EPA

Community Science in Action (Topic A) presented by the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice & Health (CEEJH) Center

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Tuesday

PLENARY Symposium: Innovations in Funding for C*Sciences


One of the biggest challenges facing many project leaders is how to fund and support a project. Hear from funders, innovators, and peers about ways they are shaking up standard approaches for where funds come from and how they are used. Event registrants are invited to submit questions for this panel in advance of the event.

Tuesday

Posters


Move among rooms for informal conversations with small groups of poster presenters.

Browse all posters, listed alphabetically by first author

Tuesday

Hallway chat


Linger to follow up on connections and conversations — often the best ones of the day!


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Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Wednesday

Hallway chat


Join early to bump into old friends and new in the virtual hallway. Informal conversations spaces allow you to wander and explore by topic or host — a great way to tune in to conversations and build connections.

Wednesday

SYMPOSIA: Working Across Boundaries

Two concurrent sessions:

How can we break down silos and historical barriers to engage across disciplines?

How can we work through different perspectives to form partnerships that address multiple priorities?

View symposia details

Wednesday

Ideas to Action Sessions


Join in your choice of engaged and/or collaborative sessions for building skills, advancing efforts, seeking solutions, and other ways to leverage inspiration for impact. Today’s sessions include, but are not limited to:

Deeper discussions with select Symposia speakers, as well as:

Previewing an Anti-Racism Course Approach for CSA with Lila Higgins and Miguel Ordeñana from the LA County Museum of Natural History

Launching the Foundational Tool in the Toolkit for Data Ethics in Citizen Science with Caren Cooper, Lisa Rasmussen, Elizabeth Jones from the Data Ethics project (repeat from Monday)

Culturally Responsive Evaluation with members of CSA’s Research & Evaluation Working Group

Community Science in Action (Topic B) presented by the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice & Health (CEEJH) Center

View Ideas-to-Action session details

Wednesday

PLENARY COLLABORATIVE: A Landscape of Terms for an Inclusive C*SA


There are a wide array of traditions, practices, and terms that people in this field apply to their work, far richer than the name of this Association reflects. Join us for an active exploration of the landscape of vocabularies and practices, and a collaborative visioning of a path forward for a more connected field (e.g., perhaps a new name for CSA?).

Hosts: Sarah Kirn (Gulf of Maine Research Institution and the NASA Citizen Science Community of Practice), Jennifer Shirk (CSA), and others

Wednesday

Posters


Move among rooms for informal conversations with small groups of poster presenters.

Browse all posters, listed alphabetically by first author

Wednesday

Hallway chat


Linger to follow up on connections and conversations — often the best ones of the day!


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Thursday, 26 May 2022

Thursday

Hallway chat


Join early to bump into old friends and new in the virtual hallway. Informal conversations spaces allow you to wander and explore by topic or host – a great way to tune in to conversations and build connections.

Thursday

SYMPOSIA: The Future of C*Science


Two concurrent sessions:

Where can we look for innovations in socially responsible and responsive solutions?

How do we build sustainable projects for sustainable solutions?

View symposia details

Thursday

Ideas to Action Sessions


Join in your choice of engaged and/or collaborative sessions for building skills, advancing efforts, seeking solutions, and other ways to leverage inspiration for impact. Sessions include, but are not limited to:

Deeper discussions with select Symposia speakers, as well as:

Create a community data collection app using ArcGIS Survey123 with Charmel Menzel, Esri

Community Science in Action (Topic C) presented by the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice & Health (CEEJH) Center

Citizen Science in Higher Education with Heather Vance-Chalcraft from the CSA Education Working Group and USE Cit Sci Network

Discussing the need for biodiversity-focused ethics Claire O’Neill from the CSA Ethics Affinity Group and Earthwise Aware

View Ideas-to-Action session details

Thursday

Posters


Move among rooms for informal conversations with small groups of poster presenters.

Browse all posters, listed alphabetically by first author

Thursday

CLOSING PLENARY: Doing Science Better, Together


Leading scientific societies are joining together to embrace and elevate research-based public partnerships, such as through the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) new initiatives on Community Science. We invite a panel of scientists from this coalition to share how they have approached their research, as well as what they have learned and continue to learn about working equitably with communities of all scales. Together, we will explore a vision and opportunity for the powerful change that Associations can make to support science done by, for, and with members of the public.

Host: Raj Pandya, Thriving Earth Exchange, American Geophysical Union

Panelists include Julia Parrish (University of Washington), Sarah Strauss (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Kate Semmens (Nurture Nature Center), Stella Kafka (American Meteorological Association), and Jean Schensul (The Institute for Community Research)

Thursday

Hallway


Linger to follow up on connections and conversations, and make plans to build on new relationships into the next year.


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