C*Sci 2023

Program  |  Special Sessions  |  Posters by Author  |  Discussions and Organized Oral Sessions  |  NASA Community Event

Woman presenting at the Dynamic Posters event during the citizen science conference conference in 2019.
Women speaking to peers at the citizen science conference in 2019.
Cross-cutting symposia: image from citizen science conference.

Images above from 2019 CSA Conference. Photo copyrighted by and used with permission from Marilú Lopez-Fretts.

Annual conference of the Citizen Science Association.

In-person events are hosted by Arizona State University in partnership with SciStarter.

Conversations across disciplines, roles, and perspectives   •   Traditional and innovative practices for powerful partnerships supporting discovery, learning, and action   •   Cross-cutting symposia, interactive workshops, engaging talks, and dynamic posters

Inspiring keynote speaker at citizen science conference
Engaging talks: Image from 2019 CSA Conference. Photo copyrighted by and used with permission from Marilú Lopez-Fretts.

Images 1 and 2 above from 2019 CSA Conference. Photo copyrighted by and used with permission from Marilú Lopez-Fretts. Image 3  courtesy of SciStarter CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

This event was made possible in part by the following sponsors, supporters, and partners.

About C*Sci2023:

The 2023 Citizen Science Association conference, C*Sci 2023, begins with online engagement and program offerings May 16-19. The in-person event will be held from May 22-26 on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe, Arizona (Phoenix metro area), with select streaming content available to virtual registrants.

This event convenes conversations across disciplines, roles, and perspectives. Together, we seek and share the traditional and innovative practices that lead to powerful partnerships for discovery, learning, and action. The conference will be interdisciplinary in scope, inviting abstracts for cross-cutting symposia, interactive workshops, engaging talks, and dynamic posters.

Over the past few years, the CSA Conference Team has also piloted innovative ways to convene across boundaries of space and time. The 2023 event offers us the first opportunity since 2019 to connect in person, and the program leans into the unique ways we learn from one another in a shared space.

  • Posters: Open-space and organic conversations where registrants talk directly with presenters about content shared in (primarily) visual formats. In-person or virtual presentation forms.
  • Symposia: a 1.5 hour (approx) cohesive session designed to elevate multiple voices and perspectives that advance a topic of value to the field. 
  • Discussions: Dynamic sessions to enable deep conversations around posters, to share ideas, ask questions, and build connections.
  • Workshops: Hands-on, interactive, experiential, engagement-focused sessions

The strength of this field is our openness to learning across boundaries, particularly across the many approaches to research by, for, and with members of the public. Whether research partnerships are contributory, collaborative, or co-created, CSA is a place for all perspectives and the language of this event strives to reflect that.

CSA is committed to providing an equitable and inclusive virtual conference and celebrating the diverse voices in our space. CSA strives to ensure that all our members and participants feel welcome and comfortable sharing their insights and contributions with the larger citizen science community, and that all our participants can meaningfully engage in our events. 

If you are interested in shaping how equity is woven into our events, please consider joining the planning team. Contact events@participatorysciences.org for more information.

The event will take place on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe, Arizona. Located in the center of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, Tempe is a college town with a personality all its own.