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Call for abstracts: Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research

Friday, May 11, 2012

Call for abstracts and scholarship applications, DEADLINE May 15, 2012
Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research

August 4th and 5th, 2012 in Portland, Oregon

$30 with registration for ESA meeting, $95 for this event only

Citizen science. Volunteer monitoring. Community-based research. Crowd science. These are all forms of public participation in scientific research (PPSR) proliferating across astronomy, molecular biology, human and environmental health, ecology, and other disciplines. This conference, to be held in conjunction with the Ecological Society of America's annual meeting, will offer a forum for sharing insights across projects and fields of study and for discussing how to advance the field of PPSR itself. If you are invested in the future of this field, you should not miss this event!

We encourage researchers, project leaders, educators, technology specialists, evaluators, and others to submit abstracts in order to share work with a wide range of colleagues at this event. If financial considerations are a barrier to attendance, apply for a scholarship. Due to popular demand deadlines for both have been extended to May 15.

To promote exchange of ideas the primary mode of presentations for this event will be posters. Join colleagues across this broad field and submit an abstract to highlight your work and be a part of the conversation. Note that submitting an abstract to the PPSR Conference DOES NOT count against ESA's presentation limit.

A fantastic line-up of speakers, including Seth Cooper (FoldIt), Terry Root (Nobel Laureate, IPCC), Arfon Smith (Zooniverse), and Wallace J Nichols (Ocean Revolution), will provide fodder for conversations about the state of the field and where it is headed. The conference will culminate in an open meeting to explore strategies for large-scale collaborations to support and advance work across this field of practice, potentially through the development of an association.

May 15, 2012 deadline for abstracts and scholarship applications

June 14, 2012 deadline for ESA early bird registration rates

We look forward to seeing you in Portland!

Conference Co-Organizers:
Meg Domroese, Conference Coordinator
Heidi Ballard, University of California – Davis
Rick Bonney, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Tony DeFalco, Consultant, Equity and Sustainability
Abraham Miller-Rushing, National Park Service
Sarah Newman, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Jennifer Shirk, CitizenScience.org, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Jake Weltzin, U.S. Geological Survey, USA National Phenology Network
Alison Young, California Academy of Sciences