May’s community call – Community of practice networking event

As we discussed in April’s community call, over the next few months our community-level programming will focus on weaving closer connections between members of our community of practice so that no one feels left behind as we continue to grow. Our first activity in service of this goal is a curated networking event during May’s community call. 

Please note: registration for this event has closed, and we are unable to accommodate participants who are not already signed up. Keep an eye out for more networking opportunities over the summer, which we’ll announce on Slack and in our monthly newsletter. 

Our May community call will be a members-only networking event. Image credit: CSCCE

Personalized networking – A community experiment! 

We’re trying something new to us this month by tailoring each participant’s networking experience to them. In preparation for the event, we asked anyone interested in attending to let us know a little bit more about who they would like to meet. For example, people requested to be connected with others who are working with communities in similar scientific disciplines, or who are at similar career stages, or who are working within a particular geographical area. Almost 60 members of our community of practice responded, and so now we’re working through these responses to facilitate connection. 

How is this going to work? Seamlessly, we hope! 

Using Zoom, we’re going to set up a bunch of breakout rooms, and then we’ll assign everyone a “networking dance card” detailing which room to go to and when. They’ll cycle through up to eight one-on-one conversations plus a small group discussion, offering the opportunity to establish or deepen individual relationships as well as gain a broader perspective on the types of work other members are doing. 

We’ll also have some time in the main room to check in and see how everyone is doing, as well as taking any feedback on the event and ideas for future gatherings. 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

[If you missed out on registering for this event, don’t worry! We will be announcing more social summer programming soon, and may offer a similar networking event in the fall.]

May’s call


Join May’s Community Call to:

  • Meet new (or new to you!) members of the CSCCE Community of Practice
  • Deepen your connections with others in similar disciplines, organizations, or geographical areas
  • Try out CSCCE’s personalized networking forum (and help us work out any kinks!)

How to join

May’s call will take place on Wednesday, 19 May at 3pm UTC / 11am US Eastern Time. Please note this is an earlier time than 2020’s calls to be more accessible for all of our members. 

Our calls are hosted in Zoom – simply click here and we’ll see you in the webinar! Please note: this month’s event required registration, which has now closed. If you are not already registered, we will not be able to accommodate you on this call, but we hope you will join us for future CSCCE community calls and other events. Keep an eye on our monthly newsletter to stay informed. 

Video or not? You’re welcome to turn on your webcam if you like but it’s fine if you prefer just to use audio.

Our community calls last 90 minutes. Come for the first hour – or for the full 90 mins, as your schedule permits!

While some of our Community Calls are recorded, we will not record this one


Our community calls usually take place on the third Wednesday of every month at 11am Eastern, but occasionally times and dates vary depending on speaker availability so please keep an eye on our calendar of events.

Wonder what we’ve talked about in previous calls? The archive listings can be found here, with select recordings available on YouTube.

Not yet in our Slack group? Request to join here.