In citizen science, the public participates in the scientific process, addressing real-world problems in ways that may include formulating research questions, conducting scientific experiments, collecting and analyzing data, interpreting results, making new discoveries, developing technologies and applications, and solving complex problems. Citizen science participants are empowered to address real-world problems by leveraging science.

Citizen science projects can vary in scope and scale, and are conducted at all levels of society: local, regional, national, and/or global scales. Bringing together leading citizen science organizers and researchers, this event will probe questions including: How do projects and practices successfully “scale,” either by expanding their geographic scope or transferring to new locations?  How do projects conducted at different scales interact and share resources?  What resources are required to help projects and practices scale?

Draft Agenda:

1:30 - 1:45 Introductions

1:45 - 2:30 Panel 1 – Case Studies of Scale

2:30 - 3:00 Lightning Talks

3:00 - 3:15 Break

3:15 - 4:00 Panel 2 – The Power of Place

4:00 - 5:00 Breakouts and Report Back

5:00 - 6:00 Networking Happy Hour


Co-hosts: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars & Federal Community of Practice for Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science (FedCCS)