SCIENCE TALK '21: Resilience
We are now accepting proposals for speaking opportunities at the SCIENCE TALK '21 Annual Conference to be held online Wednesday, March 24 through Friday, March 26.

Join us in presenting a dynamic and productive online science communication conference. You can participate from anywhere in the world! Here’s your chance to share your expertise with other science communication practitioners, facilitators, and professionals.

At SCIENCE TALK ’21 our theme is Resilience. In your proposals, consider how the events of the last year have taught us how to be resilient and in what ways we can continue to learn and build.

A list of proposals will be made available to the SCIENCE TALK community in mid-October to vote on which sessions they wish to see. Everyone who submits a proposal will be notified of the status by mid-November.
  • PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 11:50pm Pacific.
  • VOTING BEGINS: No later than October 16, 2020
  • NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: No later than Friday, November 13, 2020

There are three types of speaking opportunities at SCIENCE TALK ’21: Presentation, Panel, and Workshop. You will be able to register for one or more of these formats using this form.
    • Session time: 20 minutes total (including Q&A)
    • Number of Speakers: Maximum 2
    • Audience: Available to entire conference attendance 
    • Session time: 45 minutes speaking, 5 minutes moderated Q&A
    • Number of Speakers: Minimum 3, Maximum 4
    • This proposal must include at least two prospective panelists (yourself plus one other). We will work with you to identify and recruit other panelists if needed.
    • Audience: Available to entire conference attendance 
    • Session time: 60-90 minutes
    • Number of Speakers: 1+
    • Audience: Minimum 20, Maximum 100
    • Workshops must be as interactive as possible (acknowledging constraints of online format)

  • All conference speakers must be LIVE and in REAL-TIME, though they may use short pre-recorded sections if arranged in advance.
  • All speakers MUST REGISTER for the conference. We hope to be able to waive registration fees, but this will depend on our funding, and we cannot guarantee waivers at this time.
  • All speakers must have access to (at minimum) a computer with a camera and microphone to present through an online platform. We will work with speakers pre-conference to coordinate technology needs.