GIVING SCIENCE A VOICE
April 6-7, Portland, OR… and virtually everywhere March 29th-April 7th!
Early-Bird Registration Opens Soon!
2023 Conference pricing:
ASC Member prices (become a member today to take advantage of these low prices!):
Early-bird All-access Professional – $260
Early-bird All-access Trainee – $75
Online Professional – $160
Online Trainee – $50
All-access Professional – $325
All-access Trainee – $100
Early-bird All-access Professional – $325
Early-bird All-access Trainee – $100
Online Professional – $200
Online Trainee – $75
All-access Professional – $400
All-access Trainee – $125
(Early-bird pricing ends 11:59pm PST on January 27th, 2023)
In addition to Keynote presentations, the annual Rapid Pitch session, Film Festival, SciComm Poster & Art Event, the #SciCommMake Showcase in partnership with Sigma Xi, numerous networking opportunities, & more…
Our Virtual Program will include:
- How to Build a Sustainable Career in Science Communication (Cassidy Swanston, Creator of SciComm School)
- Science Communication – A Multilingual Approach (Siva Shakthi A., Impact Science)
- X Kids and the Incredible Invertebrates: Inspiring the next generation of scientists (Rachel Dunham, The Xerces Society)
- What can SciCommers learn from Politicians? (Sheeva Azma, Fancy Comma, LLC)
- Promoting science communication in Higher Education (Monolina Sarkar, Sammilani Mahavidyalaya (affiliated with University of Calcutta)
- Spicy Science: Fun Science Interviews (Alessandro Strobbe, Doctor Tronico)
- Science Communication and Engagement with People of Faith (Rachel Kline, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – DoSER)
- How to Slay the Jargon (Marlit Hayslett, Hayslett Consulting, LLC)
- It’s Time to Flip the Script on Conservation Messages (Brooke Tully, Brooke Tully, LLC)
- Incorporating diversity into visual science stories (Paige Brown Jarreau, LifeOmic)
- Finding our Common Thread through Conversation (Nadine Vincenten & Marnie Gelbart, Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd))
Panel Discussion –
- Coalition-Building for Science Communication (Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein, Ed Greene, Melina Sherman, Elliott Bowen; Knology)
Our In-Person Program will include:
- The Birth of the Science Communicator (Dave Farina, Professor Dave Explains)
- Text to Talk: Amplifying Your Stories With Audio (Joe Kays, University of Florida)
- The Cost of Diversity in Stock Photos: A Case Study (Michelle Jewell, NC State)
- Getting Your Science Stories in the News (Lindsay Brownell, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University)
- Cognitive biases in storytelling: applications and implications for science communication (Dr Hannah Little, University of Liverpool)
- Picture This: Developing a Visual Strategy for Science Stories (Emma Lee Gometz, Science Friday)
- Launching a SciComm group: Elevate science communication through guided discussion & training (Rachel Tompa & Kaitlyn Casimo, Allen Institute)
- Project SCIENTIA: Diversity and inclusion through Science Communication in Spanish (Carolina Viera & Carlos Linares, Boise State University)
- To Shill or not to Shill? Handling the Conflicts of Interest Question (Karl Haro von Mogel, UC Riverside)
- Science Communication through Visual Storytelling (Pamela Pelletier, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research)
- Coffee Connections: Communicating local knowledge and research to society (Gina Errico, Oklahoma State University)
Workshops (In-person ONLY) –
- Evolve your SciComm Skills & Career (Marley Parker, ML Parker Media)
- Science podcasting from the page to your ears (Shane M Hanlon, American Geophysical Union)
- Make ’em Laugh: Geeky Stand-Up Comedy (Valerie Bentivegna & Theresa Eugenio, Geeky Comedy Seattle)
- How To Connect With Your Audience (Brian Palermo, Palermo Improv Training)
- Scientific Illustration Workshop (Karen Thiebes, Simplified Science Publishing)
- Communicating Science to Science Skeptics (Natalie Mastick, Kevin Bishop, Saumya Jani, Miranda Mudge; Engage – University of Washington)
- Social listening for science communicators: staying ahead of the curve (Elisabeth Anderson, Center for Research on Ingredient Safety – Michigan State University)
Panel Discussion –
- The Webb Telescope: Inside the 14-year media campaign of NASA’s largest and most challenging space science mission ever. (Michael McClare & Sophia Roberts, NASA)
- Oops, we’re epidemiologists in a pandemic: lessons learned by drinking from the firehose (Malia Jones, UW-Madison & Katelyn Jetelina, Your Local Epidemiologist)
All programming is subject to change. Workshop attendance will be first-come, first-served, and maximum possible attendance will be noted in the conference schedule.
SUBMIT A POSTER OR ART PROPOSAL FOR SCIENCE TALK ’23!
Proposals will be accepted until 11:59pm Pacific Time, March 1, 2023
DIRECTIONS & LINKS BELOW
In 2023 we will celebrate our inaugural conference as the newly named Association of Science Communicators and honoring this opportunity to give science more of a voice than ever before.
SCIENCE TALK ’23 is a hybrid conference taking place both in-person in Portland, Oregon, and with real-time online participation for speakers and attendees.
- Virtual (live-streamed) presentations will take place between March 29 and April 4. Precise dates and times will be based on presenter availability. All attendees will have access to virtual presentations.
- In-person presentations will take place in Portland, OR from Thursday, April 6 through Friday, April 7. In-person panels and podium sessions will also be live-streamed out so virtual attendees can still participate.
At this time we encourage the full interaction allowed by face-to-face attendance. We strongly encourage proof of vaccination status and masks for all in-person attendees and will follow all applicable health regulations. We recognize that the public health situation is fluid and will make additional decisions about in-person events based on the best scientific information.
Conference schedule and early-bird registration is scheduled to open Thursday, December 1, 2022.
POSTER & ART SUBMISSION TIMELINE
Submissions Open: OPEN NOW
Submissions Close: Proposals for posters and art will close Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
Notification of Acceptance: Proposers will be notified on a rolling basis and no later than Friday, March 10, 2023.
Do you have engaging science communication projects, research, best-practices or science art you’d like to share? Join us in presenting a dynamic and productive online/in-person hybrid science communication conference. You can participate from anywhere in the world. Here’s your chance to share your work with other science communication practitioners, facilitators, and professionals.
Please use this opportunity to teach the audience a new science communication skill, concept, or research, share lessons learned about a project or collaboration, or share a science communication art piece, project, or collaboration. We ask that you refrain from pitching your services or business.
At SCIENCE TALK ’23 our theme is Giving Science a Voice. In your poster or art submissions, consider how your project, art, poster etc. embodies or demonstrates that core function of science communication, or demonstrates giving a voice to those who may not usually have one.
Poster & Art Session Proposal Form: https://forms.gle/ktfZw1ow8dLQbGMW9
- All presenters MUST REGISTER for the conference.
- Must show proof of full COVID vaccination (including two-week interval after second dose) has been completed on or before the first day of the conference, April 6, 2023.
- While we hope for a robust and safe in-person conference, we know that travel plans may change based on COVID developments in the weeks prior to the conference, and we are planning to switch in-person presentations to online if needed. We strongly encourage in-person participation and believe we can hold a safe, fun, and meaningful event.
- In-person presentations will take place in Portland, OR the evening of Thursday, April 6 starting at 5:30pm Pacific Time.
- In-person presenters will be encouraged to also submit presentation materials to the virtual conference platform “gallery” so that virtual-only attendees may still engage with the content. See below.
- All presenters MUST REGISTER for the conference.
- All virtual presenters must upload their presentation materials to our virtual conference platform “gallery” by March 24, 2023. They have the option to upload up to (1) image, (2) PDFs, and/or (1) 5-min video or link to a YouTube video. They may utilize all or some of these options to personalize their “gallery” space.
- Presenters must be available LIVE and in REAL-TIME for Q&A/discussion on the conference platform for at least 1 hour during the virtual conference program March 29 – April 4. Most likely: Monday, April 3. Details TBD; thanks for your patience!
- Virtual presenters must have access to a computer with a camera, microphone, and internet access to engage with conference attendees.
PROPOSAL SELECTION PROCESS AND TIMELINE
All proposal submissions will be reviewed by the conference committee and a curated list of proposals will be made available to the Association of Science Communicators community in late October for voting.
Everyone in the ASC community will have an opportunity to vote for the speakers and sessions that they think should appear at the conference.
Proposal Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2022, at 11:59pm Pacific
Voting Begins: Monday, October 24, 2022
Voting Ends: Monday, November 7, 2022, at 11:59pm Pacific
Notification of Acceptance: Speakers whose proposals have been accepted will receive notice no later than Monday, November 14, 2022
Early Bird Conference Registration Opens: Thursday, December 1, 2022
There are three types of speaking opportunities at SCIENCE TALK ’23: Short Presentation, Panel, and Workshop.
Short Presentation Guidelines:
- Session time: 20 minutes total (including Q&A)
- Maximum of 2 presenters
- Presenters will receive 1 full-price registration that can be split with a second presenter, if applicable
- Session time: 40 minutes speaking, 5-10 minutes moderated Q&A
- Minimum 3 to Maximum 4 panelists, PLUS an additional moderator if desired
- Panelists will each receive 1 full-price conference registration per person
- The proposal must include at least two prospective panelists (yourself plus one other, or two others if you plan to moderate). We will work with you to identify and recruit other panelists and/or moderators if needed.
- Panels should be planned as either all in-person or all virtual.
- Session time: 60-90 minutes. Please indicate preferred timing on the submission form.
- Maximum of 4 speakers
- A maximum of 2 workshop speakers will receive full-price conference registrations.
- Speakers should plan to offer their workshop either as all in-person speakers, or all virtual
- Workshop should be interactive, with some formal presentation.
- Audience: Minimum 20, Maximum 100. Please indicate preferred audience size on form.
As the newly named Association of Science Communicators, we would love to see sessions targeted toward professional/veteran science communicators. However, we still encourage sessions aimed at all audiences and levels of science communication. In an effort to ensure that our audience is getting the information that is most appropriate for them, all speakers are asked to identify a target audience for their presentation:
- Professional/Veteran science communicators
- Trainee science communicators
- All conference attendees
Speakers should use this opportunity to teach the audience a new science communication skill or concept, or share lessons learned about a project or collaboration. We encourage discussions of science communication theory, evaluation of science communication activities, science communication research, or putting research into practice. We ask that you refrain from pitching your services, products, or business.
- Must show proof of full COVID vaccination (including two-week interval after second primary dose) has been completed on or before the first day of the conference, April 6, 2023.
- While we hope for a robust and safe in-person conference, we know that travel plans may change based on COVID developments in the weeks prior to the conference and we are planning to switch in-person speakers to online if needed. We strongly encourage in-person participation and believe we can hold a safe, fun, and meaningful event.
- All virtual speakers must participate LIVE and in REAL-TIME.
- We require all virtual speakers to attend a 30 min “tech check” meeting in the 2 weeks prior to the conference to confirm lighting, sound, and conference schedule. We will work with you to find a tech check meeting time that works with your schedule.