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 2022 Visual SciComm Conference

The GNSI 2022 Visual SciComm Conference offers another exciting opportunity to share our vibrant annual conference with a global audience. Presentations and social events will be held online August 12-14, 2022. Workshops will take place the weekends of August 20-21 and 27-28. Save the dates and stay tuned for more information.

Learn More about Creating a Visual SciComm Conference

GNSI Conferences are created and run by an organized group of volunteers, a Conference Planning Team.

Past Conferences