01 March 2012

Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research, August 4-5, 2012

What: Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research (citizen science, volunteer monitoring, community-based research, crowd science)

When: August 4th and 5th, 2012

Where: Portland, Oregon

With the rapid growth and innovation of public participation in scientific research (PPSR), there is a need for sharing insights across projects and fields of study. This landmark event will convene science researchers, project leaders, educators, technology specialists, evaluators, and others from across many disciplines (including astronomy, molecular biology, human and environmental health, and ecology) to discuss advancing the field of PPSR.

The PPSR Conference is being held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), a venue that has long been supportive of citizen science and that welcomes insights from diverse fields. PPSR Conference attendees may be interested in staying in Portland to attend - or even give a talk or poster at - the ESA conference that runs August 6th -10th. ESA's call for abstracts is now open, with a February 23rd deadline (please note that this call is for ESA only, NOT for the PPSR Conference): http://www.esa.org/portland/contributed.php

More details about the PPSR Conference are available at CitizenScience.org/conference/2012, including the agenda, information on a forthcoming call for posters, and a poll for an early headcount.

Conference Co-Organizers:
Meg Domroese, research consultant, SERC Institute
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

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