Join us for The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators’ 2020 Virtual Conference!

Dates: Aug 8 & 9th, 2020

The GNSI’s first virtual conference offers an unprecedented opportunity to share our vibrant annual conference with a global audience. Our profession has been thrust into the spotlight as we illuminate complex information about virus transmission and safe practices that may save lives. Yet science itself is being questioned or misinterpreted to influence political agendas, and our institutions - schools, universities, museums, and parks - are scrambling to adapt to the uncertainty brought on by the pandemic. Our conference will present thought leaders and practitioners wrestling with this challenging new landscape and experimenting with different ways of doing science communication so that we may all learn and grow.

Activities outside of the main virtual conference sessions included the fun and excitement of the portfolio-sharing, annual exhibit, and the auction – through unique online methods. We hope you participate across the board and enjoy.


Session 1: Creativity in the Time of Covid: 12:00 - 3:00 pm EDT, Saturday, August 8th on Crowdcast.

Session 2: Science Communicators, Where Next?: 5:00 - 7:00 pm EDT, Saturday, August 8th on Remo.

Session 3: Adaptive Practices for Visual Creatives: 12:00 - 3:00 pm EDT, Sunday, August 9th on Crowdcast.

Session 4: Online Teaching and Learning: 5:00 - 7:30 pm EDT, Sunday, Aug 9th on Crowdcast.

After party: 8 pm EDT, Sunday, August 9th.


Screenshot of the virtual conference planning committee

The Virtual Conference Planning Team, not pictured: Sara Taliaferro, Robin Carlson, Caitlin O'Connell, Andrew McAfee, Nancy Hart, Peter Green.