Of course, the SciComm Section is hosting sessions! If you’re looking for even more SciComm at the conference, here are some sessions that caught our attention.

This list is in development. If you are aware of an activity, session, or talk taking place which relates to SciComm, feel free to suggest we add it to the list by emailing or by using the comments section below. We will update this page as often as possible.

Sessions are listed below according to type: Social/Business, Workshops, Ignites, Special Sessions, Symposia, and Talks.


  • SciComm Section Business Meeting & Meet-Up; Tuesday, August 8, 6:30-8:00pm, OCC room E142
  • #SketchYourScience at SciComm booth throughout conference
  • Ask a Pro meet-ups at SciComm booth: M-W, 4-6pm in the Exhibit Hall. Click here for details and to volunteer!
  • 500 Women Scientist lunch meet-up: Tuesday August 8 12-1:15pm (OCC A105)
  • Storytelling Social for Science Communication: Wednesday, August 9, 11:30 am-1:15 pm (OCC D140)
  • Springer Nature Storytellers at ESA-Sips, Snacks, and Stories about Ecology: Wednesday, August 9. Doors open at 6:30PM and the show runs from 7:00-9:00 pm.
    OCC room B116 RSVP here (required); each RSVP includes one free drink!
  • Public Engagement Social (Open to All ESA Members), Wednesday, August 9 6:30-8:00 PM.


WK 31 – Branding is not a dirty word: marketing yourself and your science in a digital world. Led by SciComm Section chairperson Kika Tuff.

*Though technically a special session, SciComm Section secretary Annaliese Hettinger is leading an Improv Your Science workshop. See SS 3 below or click here for details.


IGN 7 – Ecological Art-Science Collaborations; SciComm Section chairperson-elect, Bethann Garramon Merkle, will be doing an Ignite on art-science synergies as part of this Ignite session.

Special Sessions

SS 3 – Improv Your Science: building skills for effective communication. Led by SciComm Section secretary Annaliese Hettinger.


Talks & Posters

If you are giving, or know of, a regular conference talk relating to some kind of SciComm, please let us know. We will happily post links to the program listing, but we don’t currently have the capacity to search the entire program for potentially relevant talks.

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

Click here for a search of the #ESA2017 preliminary program using “science communication”.