Call for Abstracts, Citizen Science May 2017 Conference in Minnesota

Got this by email and thought it would be of broad interest.

The 2017 annual conference of the Citizen Science Association will be held May 17 – 20 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Join practitioners and researchers from across the field of Citizen Science to advance our practice. Sessions will span disciplines and sectors, with a focus on making citizen science relevant and useful to more communities. Discuss successes and challenges in designing, implementing, sustaining, and evaluating projects. Share your project innovations and questions with colleagues across this diverse and expanding field of practice.

The conference will feature keynote speakers, concurrent sessions and poster presentations (call for abstracts open now through Oct 10th), a citizen science festival hosted by the Science Museum of Minnesota, and opportunities to showcase your project in front of a growing community!

We are seeking funding in order to keep conference registration fees as low as possible.

Want to Participate?

Join the CSA Conference Facebook group for updates and conference chit-chat

Follow us on Twitter, @CitSciAssoc #CitSci2017

Find full conference details on our website

Membership is still open, and still free. Please encourage friends and colleagues in (or interested in) the field of citizen science to join:


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Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences. My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis (see my lab site here which has more information on lab activities).  In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing and Open Science movements.