CitSci2019 Conference Information

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In 2019, we celebrate and explore the deep roots and broad branches that form the strong core of this field.

Join us in the City of Oaks to connect with other leaders and learners from many backgrounds. We deepen our own work as we share our diverse perspectives and practices – no matter what we investigate or what we call our efforts.  Bring your ideas and your questions to CitSci2019, and be a part of our growing Family Tree!


Image courtesy of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Our Local Hosts

Raleigh, North Carolina, is a hotspot for citizen science, home of the Environmental Justice movement, and a city that proudly proclaims its theme of All Are Welcome Here. We are pleased to be planning events in partnership with a local host committee including the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (NCMNS), North Carolina State University, NC environmental justice organizations, and others.

More about Raleigh in a welcome letter from our local host committee.


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Important Dates

The timeline is still tentative and subject to change.

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Open Calls

Researchers, practitioners, and members of the broader citizen science community are invited by the Citizen Science Association to submit proposals for workshops, symposia, and individual presentations, to be held at the CSA 2019 conference March 13-17, 2019, in Raleigh, NC. See below for more details.

Call for Symposia:
We invite proposals for 60- or 90-minute symposium sessions that weave together several perspectives on a common theme. The symposium organizer should choose the presentation format (e.g., panel discussion, storytelling, Ignite format) that best meets the objectives of the proposed theme.

Examples themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Partnerships – the opportunities and challenges
  • Technology
  • Validity of citizen science data
  • Results of research around a similar topic
  • Ethical issues in citizen science

For more details, deadlines, and symposia guidelines, view the call for symposia.

Call for Workshops:
We are currently accepting proposals for half day and full day workshops. We encourage workshops focused on topics and activities that contribute to growing our community’s shared knowledge base, research areas, and priority areas.

Workshop should be designed to contribute to the following Conference priorities:

  • Welcoming and inclusion, citizenry in science
  • Informing the broader community
  • Supporting sustained technical and scientific collaborations and standards
  • Establishing and maintaining long term relationships and partnerships
  • Developing best practices

For more details, deadlines, and symposia guidelines, view the call for workshops.

Call for Individual Presentations and Posters:
We are currently accepting proposal submissions for individual presentations and posters. Authors may present in only one of the following categories: Individual Talk, Lightning Talk (which may include a poster), or Poster.
For more details, deadlines, and available individual presentation formats, view the call for individual presentation and poster abstracts.

Submission Details
All submissions will be accepted in English only through the online form at Please be aware that the symposia, workshops, and individual presentations/posters/talks may have different deadlines. See the detailed calls for proposals or abstracts for the specific deadlines.


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Planning your Trip

The conference will primarily take place at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Conference Hotels

The best part of conferencing is networking and connecting. Book in our block at the official conference hotels to be central to the action AND the success of this event.

BEST VALUE: Conference Headquarters
Marriott Raleigh City Center
500 Fayetteville Street
exclusive rate, $174/night
Click here to book now!
Overflow Housing
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 South Salisbury Street
exclusive rate, $165/night
Click here to book now!

Booking one of these hotels (vs. using other booking sites or lodging options) helps the Citizen Science Association meet the 2019 contractual commitments that allowed us to move the 2017 conference to St. Paul (backstory here). Please show your support for the CSA by booking in our blocks of rooms.

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Interested in Sponsoring CitSci2019?

Join us as a supporter of CitSci2019! Get your name in front of 5000+ people involved in the innovative field of citizen science! We have many opportunities for support and a variety of benefits for sponsors of CitSci2019. Visit our sponsorship page to find out more.

Questions? Email us