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CitSci2019 Conference Information

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

The Citizen Science Association hosted it’s second biennial conference in Raleigh, NC on March 13-17, 2019. This was our largest conference to date, with 818 registered delegates from 28 countries presenting more than 350 talks, workshops, symposia, and posters representing many different topics and fields. We introduced new conference networking features, hosted an insightful panel on environmental justice, and brought in exciting keynote speakers highlighting three special tracks.

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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 have planned 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.

Learn more about Raleigh in a welcome letter from our local host committee, this post by CSA Board members regarding our return to the state, and this guide to Raleigh post all on our blog.


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Sponsors, Supporters, and Partners

We are grateful for financial and in-kind support from the following  sponsors and partners. Visit the sponsor registry to learn more!


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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.

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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