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 Current Climate: 12:00 - 3:00 pm EDT, Saturday August 8th.

Session 2: GNSI’s First World Cafe : 5:00 - 7:00 pm EDT, Saturday August 8th.

Session 3: Practices that help science artists and communicators adapt to this changing professional environment: 12:00 - 3:00 pm EDT, Sunday August 9th.

Session 4: Exploration of methods of teaching and learning online: 5:00 - 7:30 pm EDT, Sunday Aug 9th.

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