Annual Meeting


#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:

Find us all week in the Exhibit Hall (booth ID TBA). We’ll have materials out all the time. And, Monday-Thursday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., you’ll be able to:

Updates for your ESA 2020 calendars

All short courses have been cancelled by ESA, due to logistical constraints associated with the online format. Both Making Science Matter and Science Communication and Engagement with Religious Communities have been cancelled. The Improv Workshop has also been cancelled.

Special Session: Cultivating a Culture of Community Engagement at ESA, Mon (8/3), 10:15 – 11:30 AM

Inspire Session: From Toe-Dipping to Diving into the Waters of Public Engagment: The Many Ways to #EngageESA, Wed (8/5), 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Inspire Session: Addressing the Challenges of Ecology’s Human Dimensions: The Human Dimensions Collaborative, Time & Date TBD

Workshop: Climate Change Conversations: Engaging in Dialogue about Impacts, Risks and Responses, Thurs (8/6), 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

If you have a SciComm or Engagement session accepted not mentioned here or have an update, please let us know. We’d love to spread the word about your session!