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 March 13-17th in Raleigh, NC – 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!

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Explore the online program.

Click here to register now.

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, West End Revitalization Association (WERA), North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN), and others.

More about Raleigh in a welcome letter from our local host committee, and from CSA Board members regarding our return to the state.


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Sponsors, Supporters, and Partners

We are grateful for financial and in-kind support from the following early sponsors and partners. You can join this growing list of supporters!

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Conference Schedule

Within this schedule, we will weave together three special tracks:

Problem-driven Citizen Science – confronting challenges to collecting the data, and building the trust, needed to address specific management questions.

Environmental Justice – data collection to improve human and environmental health, discussed by community-based organizations and engaged partners.

Education – planned for educators, by educators, exploring citizen science both in classrooms and out-of-school.

Preliminary Program now available!

Preliminary Program |    Workshops    |   Field Trips

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Keynotes and Plenary Presentations

Meet our keynote speakers, including the full set of panelists for Friday!

Photo credits, clockwise from top left: © David Howells 2016; Rachael Polmanteer; © Lauren Nichols; noodlesthekuppy on Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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Code of Conduct

The Citizen Science Association (CSA) works to promote a welcoming conference environment at CitSci2019 that is safe, collaborative, supportive, and productive for all, including attendees, volunteers, exhibitors, invited speakers, stakeholders, service providers and all others (hereafter ‘participants’). CSA values diversity, respect and collaboration, accessibility, participation, integrity and transparency and works to ensure these values are reflected in interactions amongst all participants. We come together at this conference to learn and work together for positive, productive outcomes.

Full details on the code of conduct are available here – including practices for a positive, equitable, and open culture, and procedures for responding to or reporting concerns. All who registered for the event agreed to abide by this code and should review for familiarity with its contents.

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Registration details

Click here to register now!

Earlybird (closes 31 Jan 2019 8 FEB 2019) Regular (9 Feb – 29 Feb) Late/onsite (1 March onward)
CSA Member* $400 $550 $650
Non-Member $550 $650 $750
Student** $250 $250 $250
One day only $175 $175 $175

*Current dues-paying members in CSA. It’s easy to join!
**Student registration includes a one-year membership in CSA.

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Planning your Trip

The conference will primarily take place at the Raleigh Convention Center, with special events held at the Museum of Natural Sciences. Click here for more details on Raleigh, how to get around, and great things to do.

Download PDF map of downtown raleigh

Conference Hotels

Conference Headquarters
Marriott Raleigh City Center
500 Fayetteville Street
exclusive rate, $174/night


Overflow Housing
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 South Salisbury Street
exclusive rate, $165/night


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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