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Virtual Science Engagement Group Discussions


Join our monthly Virtual #SciEngage Group Discussions related to public engagement with science! The AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology and the National Academy of Sciences (Geoff Hunt, Director of LabX) organize these in-depth discussions amongst public engagement practitioners, professionals and other stakeholders. The meetings (accessed through Zoom) are open to anyone interested in public engagement with science, and envisioned as another place to continue conversations begun at in-person meetings and conferences. Topics of upcoming and past virtual meetings are listed below. If you would like to pitch an idea for a future meeting, please contact Geoff Hunt at or Emily Therese Cloyd at To request to join our email list, click here. We look forward to hearing from you.


Upcoming Conversations:

December 6, 2019 at 12PM ET: AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion (more information forthcoming)

Watch Videos of Past Meetings:

November 2019: Inclusive SciComm

October 2019: NAS Advancing SciComm Research & Practice

August 2019: NPR SciCommers

June 2019: Pairing Scientists and Artists to Create Infographics

May 2019: Support Systems for Scientists' Engagement

April 2019: Reporting Out from the 2019 AISL PI Meeting

March 2019: Frameworks for Understanding the Public Engagement Landscape

February 2019: Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) Center

October 2018: SciOut18- Lessons and Next Steps

September 2018: Engaging Underserved Audiences

August 2018: Community Engagement and Behavioral Shifts

July 2018: Facilitating Engagement with Policymakers


YouTube playlist with all past meetings