Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research

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Event Dates: 
August 4, 2012 to August 5, 2012
Portland, Oregon, USA


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, $95 for this event only
We are accepting poster abstracts and scholarship applications until May 4, 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 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!
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