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Join us for the GNSI’s Visual SciComm Conference!

July 17–18 & 24–25, 2021

The GNSI cordially invites you to join our second annual virtual conference. Our organization has been hard at work adapting to the new virtual landscape and is pleased to offer you an opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues (new and old) from around the globe!

This year, we’ve assembled a fabulous lineup of speakers and workshop instructors to educate, support, and inspire you as we navigate another unprecedented year. Our content highlights how science illustrators are uniquely equipped to serve the global good through communication and outreach. We’ll spotlight a variety of projects and careers that positively impact communities around the world.  We’ll also hear from professionals eager to share insights and resources to help you establish a thriving career.

In addition to presentations and workshops, we have plenty of exciting activities for sharing your work, making new connections, and exploring all that the GNSI has to offer. We’ll host a portfolio-sharing event, an Annual Members’ Exhibit, an evening soiree social, and an outrageously entertaining auction… just to name a few! We look forward to seeing you all this summer! 


Session 1: Science Communication for the Public Good, 12:00–2:30 pm EDT, on Crowdcast.
Session 2: Communicating Complex Topics to a Broad Audience, 3:00–5:15 pm EDT, on Crowdcast.
Session 3: Evening Social & Technique Sharing, 7:0010:00 pm EDT, on Remo.

Session 4: Panel discussion: Building a Career in Science Visualization, 12:00–1:40 pm EDT, on Crowdcast.
Session 5: Science Communication Resources, 1:50–3:00 pm EDT, on Crowdcast.
Session 6: Evening Social & Entertainment, 6:00–9:00 pm EDT, on Remo.


Intro to ZBrush with Brandon Holt, 9:00 am–1:00 pm EDT
Illustrator's Guide to Grants: Workshop Edition with Amanda DeGrace, 1:30–5:30 pm EDT
Dry Media for Field Sketching with Scott Rawlins, 11:30 am–8:00 pm EDT
The Business of Science Art with Mesa Schumacher, 3:00–7:00 pm EDT


THANK YOU to members of the 2021 Visual SciComm Conference Planning Team:
Conference Chair: Christie Newman; GNSI President: Kapi Monoyios; GNSI Vice President: Deborah Shaw; Conference Oversight Committee Chair: Joel Floyd; Finance Coordinator: Robin Carlson ; General Data Manager, Gloria Fuentes; Exhibit Coordinator: Nancy Hart; Social Media and Virtual Portfolio Sharing Coordinator, Attendee Services Committee Liaison: Jenn Deutscher; Website Content Team: Andrew MacAfee, Karin Lakshmi von May, Cordelia Norris; Communications Team Liaison and additional website help: Caitlin O'Connell; Logo Designer, Fiona Martin; Editor: Trenton Jung; Programs Committee Liaison: Britt Griswold; Programs and Panels Coordinator: Dino Pulera; Workshops Coordinator: Sue Simon ; Short Video Production: Bricelyn Strauch ; Auction Coordinator: Tricia Cassidy; Merchandise Coordinator, Carrie Carlson. Thanks also to additional members of the Conference Oversight Committee Amelia Janes, Elizabeth Morales, and Scott Rawlins.


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