Many thanks to all who shared their time and thoughts together during C*Sci 2022. Although our live events have concluded, C*Sci2022 engagement continues!
C*Sci 2022 posters and extended conversations are both available to all registrants through June on CSA Connect- members have access through the end of 2022.
The core virtual program took place in a single online space over the course of four half-days. Scroll down on this page for more information on each session type, including “Ideas to Action” sessions and the opportunity to host or join regional events.
This program is made possible through the support of sponsors, patrons, and partners. Learn more about our partners and sponsors, and how your organization can connect with the C*Sci community. Details here.
Please join us in thanking the following sponsors:
Cultivating Science, Justice, and Action
Dr. Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta, M.P.A., Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Dr. Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Arizona. Using an environmental justice framework and participatory research methods, she investigates exposure pathways and communication strategies to translate environmental health research to action and achieve structural change. Read more on her research and her flagship c*science programs, Gardenroots and Project Harvest.
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This year’s symposia speakers – nominated by people across this field – addressed pressing issues that many of us are struggling with as we do this work. View all symposia details, or browse the schedule.
University of California, Davis
Divergent Science LLC
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Datavent, COVID-19 Research Database
Environmental Health Research-to-Action
Empowering a Green Economy
All of Us Research Program
University of California, Davis
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
University of Maryland iSchool
North Carolina State University
The International Arctic Research Center
Institute of Marine Sciences – CSIC
Florida State University
Natural History Museum of LA County
Tennessee State University
American Meteorological Association
The Nurture Nature Center
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Posters were the heart and soul of this event, presented in a media-rich online platform designed specifically to facilitate engagement (see example poster screenshot to the right).
We connect to engage, and engage to learn, share, and make change. Engagement sessions include pre-event networking and skills-building, core Ideas-to-Action sessions, and regional events.
Conference registrants could join events on topics including:
- Video Editing Skills Share (April 22)
- Poster Peer Review (May 4 – poster presenters only)
- How to Network in a Hybrid Environment (May 11)
Daily sessions during the core virtual event provided attendees an opportunity apply big ideas to work in this field. Coordinated by CSA Working Groups and partners, sessions were skills-building, solutions-seeking, problem-solving, or co-created. See full list of sessions here.
Regional events complemented the core, online program and provided opportunities for individuals in a geographic region to build and strengthen connections close to home.
Use the Regional Event Locator to see a list of a regional sessions held as part of C*Sci 2022.
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 contributory, collaborative, or co-created, whether called community science, crowdsourcing, or citizen science (or efforts that don’t start with c!), CSA is a place for all perspectives and we want the language of this event to reflect that.
Nobody should have to do this work alone – this is the place to meet new collaborators, gain new skills, and expand your perspectives for the most meaningful and impactful research. We break down boundaries to both challenge and inspire each other in this work. This is a different kind of event, welcoming contributors from all roles and perspectives in this field. Insights from all improve this field – get connected!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.