Visual SciComm Conference

Visualizing and communicating science through art.

The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators presents the Visual SciComm Conference, an annual event for artists, scientists, and educators to dive into the world of visual science communication. This week-long event includes talks, workshops, portfolio sharing, field trips, and a juried exhibition as well as endless opportunities for professional development and networking. Open to both members and non-members, the conference is the perfect opportunity to create connections with like-minded professionals who share a passion for the use of art in science.

With 160–200 attendees, every event provides enough diversity to catalyze great conversations and address different skill levels and interests while ensuring a comfortable environment for interacting and networking. 50th Anniversary Conference Group Photo at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Photo Credit: James Di Loreto, Kate D. Sherwood, and Lucia RM Martino, Smithsonian Institution

Conference Highlights 

  • Plenary talks from industry experts.
  • Annual Juried Exhibit (link to the Annual Juried Exhibit page) featuring member’s work.
  • Workshops and field trips.
  • The always exciting GNSI Auction!
  • Social events including portfolio sharing, exhibit opening reception, and banquet.
  • Exciting conference locations, including the occasional international destination.

The 2021 VisualSciComm Conference

After careful consideration, GNSI has decided to go virtual again this year for our 2021 Visual SciComm Conference, now scheduled for July 17-18 and July 24-25, 2021. Although we can’t wait to have another in-person event, a virtual conference offers an unprecedented opportunity to share our vibrant annual conference with a global audience. Our conference team is currently hard at work to bring you yet another unforgettable event. 

Please check our new website in development and check back for the complete schedule including workshops and registration announcements.

Past Conferences