More than 250 proposals from scientists, practitioners, activists, funders, policy makers, non-governmental organizations, artists, and interested citizens in the field of Citizen Science from all over the world have been submitted! The Conference Committee ensures by reviewing these proposals that the conference will be highlighting the citizen. Why do citizens collaborate? What is their motivation to volunteer? Do they develop a deeper interest and engagement in science? Do they have suggestions for improving collaborations?

During March 2018: Feedback of acceptance or refusal will be given to the corresponding author.

Our preliminary programme will be released here on March 15th, when early bird registration closes. Also, details of our public festival on Sunday, June 3rd will be published soon. Save the date and make sure to book your trip so that you can make it on Sunday. All conference participants are welcome and lunch is included in the conference fee!

We are delighted to already present to you one of our confirmed keynote speakers:


We are looking forward to inspiring talks by our four keynote speakers. They will be published here one by one.

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Shannon Dosemagen (USA)

Shannon is Executive Director of the Public Lab nonprofit. With over fifteen years of experience in community organizing and education, Shannon has worked with environment and public health groups addressing declining freshwater resources, coastal land loss and building participatory monitoring programs with communities neighboring industrial facilities and impacted by the BP oil spill.
She is acting Vice Chair of the [U.S. EPA] National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology, Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of the Citizen Science Association, a co-organizer for the Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH), a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Environment and serves on advisory boards, councils or working groups for the National Parks Conservation Association, the Louisiana Public Health Institute, the Louisiana Bar Association and the Citizen Science Association. Shannon is an Ashoka Fellow, a 2015-16 Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society Fellow and a current Research Affiliate, a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program and a 2012 Loyola University Institute for Environmental Communications Fellow. Shannon can be found on Twitter at @sdosemagen.

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