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We are one year out from our 2021 conference and excited to be ramping up planning activities. In light of COVID-19 this event will have new and additional dimensions still in development, giving us lots of opportunity to shape the formats we use to offer an engaging conference in May of next year.

There are many opportunities to get involved and help shape conference activities. We are currently seeking applications for leadership positions in various sub-committees to address conference needs such as communications, networking/engagement, equity, students, and virtual conferencing. Chairing a conference sub-committee is a great way to grow as a leader in the field and have a voice in key conference issues.

Position descriptions and time commitments are outlined below. Anyone applying for a leadership position with the CitSci2021 conference should be active members of the CSA. 

If you are interested in getting involved with general conference planning and are not yet on our list, please reach out to conference_cochair[at]citizenscience.org for more information.

CitSci2021 Conference Committee Vice Chair

The vice chair of CitSci2021 will assist the CitSci2021 chair in all activities related to conference planning. This includes development of the call for abstracts, planning of conference themes and strands, overseeing abstract review, developing the conference schedule, working with presenters and volunteers to help them prepare for the conference, and developing and implementing a conference evaluation. In addition to assisting with planning and implementation of CitSci2021 activities, the vice chair is expected to develop the skills necessary to play a primary leadership role in CitSci2023. The CitSci2021 vice chair will likely be selected as the chair of the CitSci2023 conference and as the chair emeritus of the CitSci2025 conference. As a way to gain a full understanding of the conference planning and committee process, in addition to acting as the vice chair for the conference as a whole, the incumbent will be asked to serve as chair or co-chair for one of the conference program sub-committees (e.g. poster session co-chair, individual talk co-chair). Approximate time commitment is 3-4 hours per week on work related to the conference, with more hours expected during peak times.

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CitSci2021 Communications Committee Chair

The communications chair of CitSci2021 is responsible for mobilizing a committee to frame the conversation about the conference, contributing to the development of the logo and any promotional materials, leading development of a conference engagement strategy, creating content for the conference website, and engaging the press through press releases and fielding inquiries. The Communications Committee Chair will be supported by CSA staff, and will work closely with the conference chair and vice chair and the co-chairs of the local host planning committee. Approximate time commitment is 2-4 hours per week on work related to the conference, with more hours expected during peak times.

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CitSci2021 Equity Committee Chair

The equity chair of CitSci2021 is responsible for developing standards of conduct for the conference, informing all planning activities to improve equity, access, and inclusion of the conference, helping to shape the on-site experience to promote equitable engagement, develop and help implement recommendations for family-friendly policies to support conference attendees. The equity committee chair will be supported by CSA staff, and will work closely with the conference chair and vice-chair, the co-chairs of the local host planning committee, the student committee chair, and events committee chair. Approximate time commitment is 2-4 hours per week on work related to the conference, with more hours expected during peak times.

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CitSci2021 Events Committee Chair

The events chair of CitSci2021 is responsible for assisting in the development and planning of receptions and other special or social events and planning networking opportunities. The events committee chair will be supported by CSA staff, and will work closely with the conference chair and vice-chair, the co-chairs of the local host planning committee, the student committee chair, and the equity committee chair. Approximate time commitment is 1-2 hours per week on work related to the conference, with more hours expected during peak times.

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CitSci2021 Student Committee Chair

The student chair of CitSci2021 is responsible for planning student-focused events and activities leading up to and during the conference, informing all planning activities to include student perspectives, and helping to shape the on-site experience for students. The student committee chair will be supported by CSA staff, and will work closely with the conference chair and vice-chair, the co-chairs of the local host planning committee, the events committee chair, and the equity committee chair. Approximate time commitment is 1-2 hours per week on work related to the conference, with more hours expected during peak times.

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CitSci2021 Virtual Conference Committee Chair

The Virtual Conference Committee Chair of CitSci2021 is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of virtual conference activities and assisting with developing an audience for virtual conference activities. The Communications Committee Chair will be supported by CSA staff, and will work closely with the conference chair and vice chair and the communications committee chair, as well as the equity committee chair. Approximate time commitment is 2-4 hours per week on work related to the conference, with more hours expected during peak times.

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Posted on: May 18, 2020  |  Category: #CitSci2021, Blog, conference, CSA Blog, News, Uncategorized