Annual meeting update: We hope to see you in New Orleans for #ESA2018!

We are super excited for #ESA2018 in New Orleans. We have been working hard to plan a useful and fun collection of communication and engagement events, and we want to connect with you if you will be in New Orleans.Graffiti-style orange and blue frame around the words Communication & engagement events at #ESA2018 - 39 and counting. Image also includes the logo for the Communication & Engagement Section of the Ecological Society of America, which features a blue water droplet, the letters C&E, and above them "Ecological Society of America." Below, the name of the section is written out.

Here are some possibilities for connecting and engaging with the section throughout the conference.

  • C&E Section booth: Please come and say hello at the C&E Booth G in the Exhibit Hall during Monday-Thursday poster sessions between 4:30-6:30. On Monday and Thursday we will host #SketchYourScience and on Tuesday and Wednesday we will have special guests @PlantLoveStory collecting – you guessed it – your Plant Love Story!
  • Joint mixer: You can also connect with us at our joint mixer co-hosted with the Union of Concerned Scientists and the ESA Policy Section on Monday from 6:30-8:00 at The Courtyard Brewery.
  • Social media: Throughout the conference and beyond, you can engage with us on Twitter using hashtags #ESASciComm and #EngageESA. Connect with us on Facebook via our open group.
  • 39+ C&E sessions & events: There are loads of communication- and engagement-related events this year, hosted by C&E officers, C&E members, and lots of other folks. Click here for a list.

Meanwhile, click here to read our full “annual meeting prep” edition of the Section newsletter. It contains:

  • Our newest #MySciComm story by Becky Barak: How teaching high school and loving plants led to a research career.
  • Our latest SciComm Lit Review: Josh Silberg’s take on If I understood you would I have this look on my face?: My adventures in the art and science of relating and communicating by Alan Alda.
  • Tips and resources about giving a more compelling and accessible presentation.
  • The ESA annual meeting social media policy, along with presentation icons you can use to opt out of live tweeting, etc.