We coordinate with several other ESA sections to ensure a wide range of scicomm and engagement sessions are on the annual meeting program, while also avoiding time and topic conflicts.


The 2018 ESA annual  meeting (#ESA2018) in New Orleans provides a significant opportunity to plan scicomm-related sessions that take into account ethics, inclusivity, community and ecosystem resilience, the science of scicomm, and many more themes of critical importance to our Section, ESA, and society more broadly.

The Communication & Engagement Section officers and volunteers have been intensively involved with a coordinated push for lots of communication and engagement sessions at #ESA2018. Just this week, we received notification of session scheduling. Mark your ESA2018 calendar for the following workshops and sessions (and we will continue to update this list as we learn of other sessions). If you know of a session that should be added to the list, please let us know!


  • WK 11: Story-Tell Your Science with ComSciCon: The Communicating Science Workshop for Graduate Students
  • WK 15: Demystifying the Media: Communicating Your Science with the Press (led by C&E Section)
  • WK #: The Federal Register Notices: How to Engage in Policy and Decision Making at the Federal Level
  • WK 29: The 1-pager: A Practical Tool for Translating Research Into Action (led by C&E Section & Policy Section)
  • WK 24: Communicating Science and Engaging the Public on Social Media: An #EngageESA Toolkit
  • WK 35: Building Scientist-Community Partnerships and Best Practices: Lessons from New Orleans Post-Hurricane Katrina and Other Extreme Events (C&E Section is contributing.)
  • WK 38: How to Make Your Website Rock (And Why You Need This in Your Life) (Led by a C&E Section member)
  • WK #: How to Participate in Public Policy and Communicate with Congress

Inspire Sessions:

  • INS 5: Expanding Ecology: Your ESA Sections and Chapters Focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (C&E Section is contributing; along these lines, there will be several diversity and inclusion-focused sessions at #ESA2018, and we are thrilled to contribute to some of them.)
  • INS 9: Talking about the Hard Stuff: Using the Science of SciComm to Effectively Engage and Communicate about Ecology (led by C&E Section)
  • INS 11: Research and Outreach in National Parks (aka A Lab with a View and an Audience With Open Hearts and Minds)
  • INS 13: Career Journeys That INSPIRE

Special Sessions:

  • SS 10: Inclusive Communication to Promote Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
  • Diversity Summit

If you know of other sessions, please let us know and we will add them to the list!

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