Communicating Science Conference for Graduate Students (ComSciCon)

Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 12:00am to Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 11:55pm

Do you want to learn to communicate your science more effectively? Are you interested in learning how to write about science, develop exciting graphics about your work, or engage diverse audiences?

Communicating Science Conference for Graduate Students

Third annual Communicating Science Conference for Graduate Students (ComSciCon) in the Michigan region, which will take place via Zoom from August 22nd-23rd, 2020! The ComSciCon workshop series is designed to empower graduate students to communicate the complex and technical concepts that arise in research in science, engineering and other technical fields to broad and diverse audiences, beyond fellow practitioners in the field.

We have an exciting program of events planned. Attendees will network with fellow graduate student leaders in science communication, produce original writing for publication, and learn from expert writers and communicators.

ComSciCon-MI 2020 will be held over two full days on August 22nd-23rd, 2020. Applications are open NOW and the application period will close at 11:59pm EDT on June 26th, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the conference will now be held online via Zoom! There will be no registration fee (only a refundable deposit) for attendees, but only a limited number of spots are available. Attendees will be selected through a competitive application process. The application consists of only a few short answer questions, outlined at

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email or find us on Twitter (@ComSciConMI)! Additional information can also be found on our website.

Jessica Y. Chen, On behalf of the ComSciCon-MI Organizing Committee
PhD Candidate, Neuroscience Graduate Program
Shea Lab, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

ComSciCon-MI 2020 is organized by graduate students at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. We are grateful for contributions from the following sponsors, without whom we couldn't offer this workshop: 
UofM Life Sciences Institute, UM Physics, MSU Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation, MSU Ecology/Evolutionary Biology/Behavior, UofM Bioartography, MSU Graduate School, MSU Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MSU Council of Graduate Students, and MSU SciComm.