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Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

Virtual Conference 2020
Dates: August 8th and 9th


Our virtual conference is open to anyone with an interest in visual science communication, including GNSI members, non-members, illustrators, animators, science artists, researchers, writers, publishers, and more. The online format allows us to reduce costs dramatically from our normal conference fee, all while encouraging participation regardless of location. 

Cost: $50/member* | $80/non-member**   

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*Members, use the special member discount code in the newsletter to get your member pricing!

**A small number of grants are available for students, BIPOC, and people experiencing extreme hardship from the pandemic. Please email [email protected] for more information on how to apply.


An online conference is new to all of us, but after extensive research, we have selected two great tools to deliver our conference: Crowdcast, which is very user-friendly and great at delivering lectures, and Remo, which allows for a greater degree of interactivity between participants and is a great substitute for the networking and mingling aspect we so enjoy at in-person conferences. We think you’ll enjoy both for the strengths they bring to online conferencing. 

When you register with Crowdcast for the lectures, you will automatically be registered for the Remo events as well. Each session is hosted on either Crowdcast OR Remo. Please check the schedule and log in to the appropriate platform via the link sent to you upon successful registration.

Since these platforms are new to many of us, we will host an optional Tech Check on Friday, August 7th from 9-10 am PDT / 12-1 pm EDT on each platform. Make sure your browsers are up-to-date and running the most current version of the software. Google Chrome is highly recommended for optimal performance, though we have had success with other browsers. If you experience trouble logging in that can’t be resolved with a browser update, Crowdcast’s tech or Remo’s tech help, please contact us at [email protected].

Download our Troubleshooting Sheet here: Troubleshooting Sheet for Crowdcast and Remo.



Because of the nature of an online conference, please know that anything you type into the chat or ask in the Q & A sessions may be downloaded, archived, and kept indefinitely by the GNSI and may be visible to hosts, presenters, and other participants.

We invite you to join us on Facebook ( and Twitter ( with the hashtags #GNSIconf #scicomm and #sciart to share your favorite moments, experiences, and takeaways from the conference.