C*Sci 2022

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.

Program overview:

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.

What practices and structures support equity, inclusion, and diversity in c*science projects? | How can we form partnerships that address multiple priorities? | How do we build sustainable projects for sustainable solutions?

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.

Chris Jadallah

University of California, Davis

Hannah Love

Divergent Science LLC

James Harrington

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

David Lang

Experiment Foundation

Graise D. Lee Jenni

Resolve Conservation

Isabel Francisco

Datavent, COVID-19 Research Database

Amani Abuelenain

Environmental Health Research-to-Action

Jalonne White-Newsome

Empowering a Green Economy

Martin Mendoza

All of Us Research Program

Todd Harwell

University of California, Davis

Angela Eaton

Data Dialogues

Julia Byrd

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Tamara Clegg

University of Maryland iSchool

Elizabeth Jones

North Carolina State University

Elena Sparrow

The International Arctic Research Center

André Chagwedera

Fleming Protocol

Karen Soacha

Institute of Marine Sciences – CSIC

Austin Mast

Florida State University

Miguel Ordeñana

Natural History Museum of LA County

Franklin Joyce

Rebel Science

Maia Payne

Tennessee State University

Stella Kafka

American Meteorological Association

Kate Semmens

The Nurture Nature Center

Sarah Strauss

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Browse all bios.

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).

The full list of posters is available to browse.

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.

Pre-event Sessions

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)

Ideas-to-Action Sessions

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 Sessions

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.

Why C*Sci?

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.

Why Connected?

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!

Equity Statement:

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@citizenscience.org for more information.