June’s Community Call: Annual Summer Social

Our second annual summer social will take place during our June 2021 community call: Wednesday, 16 June at 3pm UTC / 11am EDT. This year, we’re organizing a virtual “open house,” where you can choose your own adventure. This might include finding out more about various CSCCE activities including special interest groups, focus groups and trainings, chatting with your fellow STEM community managers, and playing a game of “Lingo Bingo.” All are welcome, so read on to find out more!

Join us for our annual summer social! Image credit: CSCCE

This year’s summer social will involve a series of breakout sessions, giving all participants the opportunity to choose three activities over the course of our 90 minute social. Sessions to expect at the social: 

CSCCE Q&A Sessions

We will have three Q&A sessions with Director Lou Woodley. In these sessions, which are intended to bring you up to speed on some of the programming available this summer, she’ll be sharing how to get involved in CSCCE focus groups as well as a new working group focused on internal advocacy for community managers. She’ll also be teaming up with our Lead Trainer, Camille Santistevan, to answer any questions you might have about our online modular trainings – including making requests for future trainings. 

Special Interest Group “Connect and Discuss” Sessions

CSCCE is home to three member-led special interest groups (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Data Science; and Open Research), the co-chairs of which will all be hosting breakout rooms during the social. Whether you’re active in these groups or just curious about their programming, you are welcome to join a session to connect and discuss. 

Lingo Bingo

Want to put your community management vocabulary knowledge to the test? Or just curious what Lingo Bingo is all about? Camille will be hosting two rounds of this CSCCE-developed game, with a chance to win some swag! 

Roundtable Chats

CSCCE’s Communications Director Katie Pratt will host Roundtable chats throughout the social for anyone to share news, updates, challenges, and anecdotes. This is a great place to come if you’re interested in networking with other members of the CSCCE community of practice, or if you just need to cool off after a competitive round of Lingo Bingo! 

June’s call


Join June’s Community Call to:

  • Make new connections with CSCCE community members and staff
  • Find out more about opportunities to get involved with CSCCE programming
  • Share your news with the community
  • Have fun! 

How to join

June’s call will take place on Wednesday, 16 June at 3pm UTC / 11am US Eastern Time. Please note this is an earlier time that 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!

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

Please note: We will not be recording this month’s call due to the social nature of its contents.

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


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.