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Call for abstracts, scholarship applications

Now open: registration, as well as a call for poster abstracts and scholarship applications for the 2012 Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research.

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Call for poster abstracts & scholarship applications - Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research, August 4-5, 2012

Registration is open for the Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research (citizen science, volunteer monitoring, community-based research, crowd science)

August 4th and 5th, 2012 in Portland, Oregon

$30 with registration for ESA meeting, or $95 for this event only 

Poster abstracts and scholarship applications accepted through May 4th, 2012.

With the rapid growth and innovation of public participation in scientific research (PPSR), researchers and practitioners are in need of a venue 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 relevant insights from diverse fields. 

The conference aims to engage a broad range of participants through a call for posters, open now. Those in need of financial support to attend are encouraged to apply for scholarships. Go to now for more details.

May 4, 2012 deadline for poster abstracts and scholarship applications

June 14, 2012 deadline for ESA early bird registration rates 

We look forward to seeing you in Portland!

Conference Co-Organizers:

    Meg Domroese, Conference Coordinator
    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,, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
    Jake Weltzin, U.S. Geological Survey, USA National Phenology Network
    Alison Young, California Academy of Sciences

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