It’s the end of an unprecedented year, one necessitating more resilience, adaptability, and grace than any of us had planned for. As we reflect on 2020, we are proud of what we have accomplished, but recognize that productivity is far from the best way to measure this year.
Instead, we’d like to say thank you to all of the community managers, facilitators, and virtual event organizers who’ve worked so hard to smooth the transition to working remotely; who’ve helped with the adoption of new tools and made the most of the opportunities and challenges of working together online. We’re glad to support you and we look forward to continuing to do so in 2021.
Do join us tomorrow for our annual Community Potluck Party (details below), to share what this year has been like for you and the communities you work with.
Also in this month’s newsletter:
Two new resources on convening inclusive virtual events
News about our Winter online training offerings
Find out more about what’s coming up next year in our quarterly programming update
With best wishes for the festive season!
CSCCE Winter Training Offerings
CSCCE’s Winter session of “Scientific Community Engagement Fundamentals” (CEF21W) is already sold out, however you can join the waiting list to be the first to know when we announce our Spring dates.
Registration remains open for the Winter session of “Nurturing and stewarding engaged online communities” (NOC21W). We recommend early registration as places are limited and filling up.
New resource: DEI Tip Sheet on captioning, subtitles, and transcription for online meetings and events
This tip sheet offers common definitions and file types, some things to consider before you decide to caption your event, and a decision tree to think through exactly what you need, and the platforms that already exist to help you, free or otherwise.
New resource: Guidebook of curated resources for inclusive virtual events
In the first part of the guidebook we shared 12 “recipes” for online meetings and events. In this newest section of the guide, which was also co-authored with members of our community of practice, we bring together a range of existing resources about event planning, facilitation, transitioning conferences online, and much more.
This year’s potluck will take place on Wednesday, 16 December at 7pm UTC / 2pm EST. Join us for our annual celebration and reflection, and bring a “course” (instructions in the blog post!), connect with fellow scientific community managers, and raise a glass to the highs and lows of 2020.
In this call, taking place on Wednesday, 27 January at 4pm UTC / 11am EST, CSCCE staff will outline our programming plans for the first quarter of 2021, informed by feedback from the CSCCE Community of Practice.
November’s community call recap: Shaping the future of CSCCE programming
In November, we spent our community call brainstorming ideas for CSCCE programming that meets the needs of scientific community managers who are facilitating online meetings, events, and conferences. In this post we recap our discussions.
How we co-created our newest resources with members of our community of practice
In late November, we published two new free resources to help with planning and delivering successful virtual meetings and events: a DEI tip sheet and the next part of our Virtual Events Guidebook. In this post, we tell you a little more about how these resources came to be.
First Birthday Series: The future of CSCCE’s community of practice
For our “First Birthday Series” of blog posts, we took some time to reflect on CSCCE’s community of practice, which turned one year old on 21 October 2020. In this final post in the series, we look back on CSCCE’s seed funding, how the Center is supported now, and our plans for a financially sustainable future.
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