December’s Community Call: Join us for our annual community potluck!

Every year, we host an end-of-year virtual “potluck” for our community of practice. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the year’s successes, share some of the things we’ve learned over the past 12 months, and look ahead to what’s coming up after the holiday season. Since it’s a potluck, everyone is encouraged to “bring along a dish,” and in this blog post we have a few suggestions! 

This year, we’d also particularly appreciate your feedback on the types of programming you’d like to see more of in the community of practice. We’ll take some time during the potluck for a brainstorm together, and hopefully prioritize activities that would best support you next year. 

If you’re curious about previous potlucks, check out these blog posts from 2022 and 2021. And don’t forget – festive hats, sweaters, and/or mugs are encouraged!

Date: Friday, 15 December 2023

Time: 11am EST / 4pm UTC

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CSCCE Annual Community Potluck!
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This year’s potluck prompts!

Our call this year will have three “courses.” You’re welcome to bring along an appetizer or a main course, but you absolutely don’t have to. But everyone will get to contribute to the dessert course – no preparation needed, think “build-you-own” parfait treat!

Mezze platter, Slack style

Being part of the CSCCE community of practice (CoP) means you have 24h access to STEM 650+ community managers via our Slack workspace. To open the call, we’d love to hear if you learned something new this year from the CoP (maybe you asked a question or got involved in a discussion thread), put something into practice in your community, or found a useful resource. 

Build your own pizza

For our main course, we’ll be scaffolding an activity for you to tell us what you’d like the future of CSCCE programming to look like. Is there a topic that you’d love to discuss at a community call? Would you like to start a working group or special interest group? Are there things we could make clearer about the CoP? Or is there something that’s not  really working? We’d love to talk through your ideas and see what’s possible for 2024. 

A selection of desserts

To close out our call, we’ll take some time for personal reflection and forward planning. We’ll have a selection of prompts to guide you, with the goal of celebrating success from 2023 and setting intentions for 2024.

December’s call


Join December’s community call to:

  • Highlight some of the ways that being part of the CSCCE community of practice (CoP) has impacted your work this year
  • Participate in shaping future activities in the CSCCE CoP so that they meet your needs and goals
  • Reflect on 2023 and look ahead to the next 12 months
  • Connect with other CSCCE CoP members and STEM community professionals

How to join

December’s call will take place on Friday, 15 December 2023, at 11am EsT / 4pm UTC

Our calls are hosted in Zoom – 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.

Our community calls generally last 90 minutes to allow time for discussion, but we try to keep all of the presentations within the first 60 minutes. We understand that virtual meetings have a tendency to overrun and overlap, so please don’t feel sheepish about arriving late or leaving early. We’d love to see you either way!

Please note: We don’t record our annual potlucks, however we will share a recap of the call on the CSCCE blog before the end of the year. 


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 check 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.

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