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#ESA2020 has gone virtual.

#ESA2020 will be fully virtual, according to this announcement/FAQ doc from ESA. If you’re debating about registering and attending, this discussion on Dynamic Ecology may provide some considerations.

The deadline for dropping a talk at ESA 2020 was June 4th.

Have suggestions for making ESA more engaging through a virtual platform? Please contribute to the list we have started compiling here.

See our June 2020 newsletter for updates on grants from across the society and the annual meeting program.

That being said, we are committed to centering inclusion and underrepresented voices in the programming the C&E Section contributes to at the annual meeting and always. Please contact us directly (or anonymously through our website contact form) if you have anything you’d like us to consider as we move forward.


illustration of a sea star - top half is the exterior (red and white), bottom half is the interior skeleton (ivory and gray)C&E Science Communication Awards!

We are accepting nominations for our first ever Science Communication in Practice Award and Best Poster Award! Both will be awarded at the time of the 2020 Annual Meeting. Please see this link for details.


Communication & Engagement, Diversity and Equity & Inclusion Events at ESA 2020

Each year, we build a list of SciComm-related sessions being hosted during the conference. Please let us know what you’re up to so we can pass the word!

Mark your calendar for the following workshops and sessions. Scroll to the bottom for sessions specifically related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and career success. If you know of a session that should be added to the list, please let us know!

* = indicates sessions being led, offered in collaboration with, or feature officers of the C&E Section and/or or Section members. If we should add/remove an *, please let us know!

*Communication & Engagement Section “Booth”:


ESA 2020 Events relating to communication, engagement, DEIJ, and more

For the annual meeting, ESA has developed a Broadening Impacts Sessions webpage that highlights events and sessions in following categories:
Communication & EngagementDiversity & InclusionEducationCareer Development, and Policy.

We’ve highlighted a few sessions and events below:

Discussion Panel on Diversity & Inclusion: Committing to Diversity: Perspectives of Inclusivity, Mon (8/3), 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

SS6 Live Q&A: Cultivating a Culture of Community Engagement at ESA, Tues (8/4), 1:00 – 1:30 PM ET. *Check out this teaser video featuring Salt Lake City youth climate activists for SS6!*

WK 20 Working Together For A Better Future: How to Establish and Maintain Successful and Durable Partnerships between Indigenous Communities and Non-Indigenous Collaborators, Tues (8/4), 2:00-2:30 pm

SYMP 10 Honoring the Power of Indigenous Science Data to Revitalize Ecosystems, Communities, and Cultures, Tues (8/4), 2:30-3:00 pm

INS 3 Live Q&A: Addressing the Challenges of Ecology’s Human Dimensions: The Human Dimensions Collaborative, Thurs (8/6), 3:30 – 4:00 PM ET

OOS 13 Q&A: Environmental Justice and Big Data as a Foundation for Developing Ecologically Literate and Resilient Communities, Mon (8/3), 12:30 – 1:00 PM ET

WK24 Live Q&A: Climate Change Conversations: Communities in Dialogues about Impacts, Risks, and Responses, Tues (8/4), 12:30 – 1:00 PM ET

Film Screening – Collodion: The Process of Preservation + Panel, Tues (8/4), 7:00 pm MDT (note, the time zone is MDT!) Free; no registration required.

INS 13 Live Q&A: From Toe-Dipping to Diving into the Waters of Public Engagement: The Many Was to #EngageESA, Weds (8/5), 1:30 – 1:30 PM ET

SYMP 4 Live Q&A: Indigenous Phenology: New Mindsets for Working Among Worldviews, Thurs (8/6), 12:30 – 1:00 PM ET

WK 34 Live Q&A: Science Policy 101: Survival in and Dynamics of the Congressional Ecosystem, Thurs (8/6), 3:00 – 3:30 PM ET

Networking Hour: Engaging with Indigenous People on August 6, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

If you have a SciComm or Engagement poster/event/talk/session accepted not mentioned here or have an update please reply to this email to let us know and we can amplify it on Twitter. We’d love to spread the word about your session!