CSCCE on the road

CSCCE staff deliver talks and workshops in a range of settings – including at conferences and events hosted by others. Below is a list of some of the events that we’ve participated in – in addition to our consultancy and grant work.

Coming next

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we’re only participating in virtual events for the foreseeable future.

AGU Fall Meeting (December 2020) – We are co-convening a session at this year’s Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, which will be held entirely online. Session title: Inclusive Research Collaboration and Learning in a Virtual Environment. Schedule coming October 2020.


Open Source Community Call cohosted by Force 11, Dryad, and eLife (September 2020) – Center Director Lou Woodley presented an overview of CSCCE’s mission and recent outputs. Notes from the call.

Science of Team Science conference (June 2020) – Led a 90-minute interactive workshop on values-based approaches to collaborative work with CEFP2019 Fellow, Chiara Bertipaglia.

CESTEMER – Cultivating Ensembles in STEM workshop (January 2020) – Participant in a two day workshop considering the role of play in building community and collaborations.


The SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Symposium – keynote speaker (December 2019)

DataONE community call (November 2019 – 9am Pacific) – An introduction to community engagement within science – supporting the human infrastructure for collaboration.

numfocus summit (Sunday 3rd November 2019) – Remote presentation about community-building skills and applying then in open source projects.

DORA meeting – “Driving Institutional Change for Research Assessment Reform” at HHMI (21st – 23rd October 2019) – Virtual plenary talk about how systems thinking can be applied to research assessment. Will also be webcast for an external audience.

The Engine Room webinar (18th September 2019) – Virtual panel discussion about building online communities of practice and creating community guidelines

FSCI 2019 – Future of Scholarly Communications Institute (August 2019) – Co-hosted a course at this week-long training titled “Help! How do I become a culture change agent for Open Science in my organization?” (LW)

CESTEMER – Cultivating Ensembles in STEM conference (June 2019) – Led a workshop exploring joy as a product of healthy collaboration (LW)

Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) conference (May 2019) – Co-organized and chaired an interactive panel on “Collective Action: Community Approaches to Scholarly Communications” (LW)

Science of Team Science conference (May 2019) – Led a half day interactive workshop on creating community playbooks for scientific collaborations (LW).

AAAS annual meeting (February 2019) – Organized and facilitated a session about “Creating culturally responsive online communities of practice.” (LW)

SciOut – next steps workshop (February 2019) – Co-led a working group focused on approaches to building a community of practice of science outreach practitioners using the collective impact framework (LW)


AGU conference (December 2018) – Poster presentation and speaker at an informal seminar on “Project Management and Community management in the arctic and earth sciences”

Charleston conference (November 2018) – Session chair and co-organizer for discussion session on “Collective Action: Community Approaches to Scholarly Communications.” (LW)

Kavli Foundation network of networks meeting (October 2018) – Invited participant to a workshop discussing science communication and engagement networks and priority areas for future work (LW)

URSSI workshop (October 2018) – Invited participant to the Chicago workshop for scoping a US Research Software Sustainability Institute. Led a workshop session on community theory and community activities (LW)

SciOut conference on science outreach – metrics, models and measures (October 2018) – Presentation about Communities of Practice theory (LW)

NSF invited seminar (June 2018) – Presentation and discussion with CEFP2017 Fellow, Elisha Wood-Charlson about “Community engagement for research collaborations”(LW)

AAAS Committee on Opportunities in Science (February 2018) – Co-led a two-hour session on the NSF INCLUDES Open Forum group, soliciting suggestions from committee members of key topics and resources for the group.

American Physical Society seminar (January 2018) – Led an hour-long seminar on community engagement within science including discussion.

NSF INCLUDES PI meeting (January 2018) – Presented a poster and launched the NSF INCLUDES Open Forum community of practice on Trellis.


NSF EPSCoR National Meeting (November 2017) – Co-organizer and speaker in a 90-minute session focused on team science and community engagement (LW)

Mozilla Science Lab community call (October 2017) – Led a discussion about the Connect-Align-Produce model of social-impact community formation and how it relates to efforts in the Open Science space (LW)

The CRConnect (October 2017) – Panelist in a discussion on the role of trust in organizations. Led a roundtable discussion about models for identifying community manager skillsets (LW)

Numfocus community manager virtual get-together (September 2017) – Led an online video meetup for open science community managers, encouraging the discussion of their roles, skillsets and possible future collaborations as a cohort (LW)

NSF Science and Technology Center meeting – A Seat At The Virtual Table: Inclusive Practices for Multi-Institutional Scientific Teams (August 2017) – Invited participant (LW)

What’s a wicked problem? (August 2017) – Contributor to an invited closed roundtable discussion about addressing complex problems (LW)

iUTAH EPSCOR site visit (July 2017) – Spent a week shadowing iUTAH EPSCOR’s Assistant Director and CEFP2017 Fellow, Andy Leidolf, to gain first-hand experience of a statewide research collaboration. Included giving two seminars about scientific community engagement (LW)

Intereach webinar (July 2017) – Co-presented a 90 minute webinar about community engagement in science and the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program with CEFP2017 Fellow, Jen Davison (LW)

Netweaving workshop (June 2017) – Invited participant at this one-day workshop of netweavers in STEM including discussions of network organizing and netweaving as a community management role (LW).

Science of Team Science meeting (June 2017) – Presenter in workshop on collaborative technologies, a workshop on community engagement within science and session chair for a panel on collaboration in industry and academia.

Seminar at Fauna and Flora International, Cambridge (May 2017) – Invited to lead a 90 minute seminar on community engagement within science by CEFP2017 Fellow, Stephanie O’Donnell (LW)

STM Society Day (April 2017) – Panelist on a session on “Societies, Scholarly Research, and the Public” – discussed building a science policy ecosystem on Trellis (LW)

Lunch n Learn at AAAS (March 2017) – Led an hour-long interactive journal club session on the community lifecycle model for AAAS staff (LW)

AAAS annual meeting (February 2017) – Session co-organiser and speaker, “Tools for building and enhancing scholarly communities on the web” (LW)

Mozilla Science Lab community call (February 2017) – led a discussion about community engagement within science and the AAAS Community Engagement Fellowship Program in this monthly call (LW)


Mozilla All-Hands meeting (December 2016) – Invited guest at the week-long Mozilla All Hands meeting – contributed to sessions on community building, community member interviews, diversity and inclusion, member onboarding and more (LW)

The CRConnect (October 2016) – Speaker in a lightning talk session discussing “Using the CR’s State of Community Management Survey to inform curriculum development for scientific community managers” (LW)

ESOF 2016 (July 2016) – Panelist in sessions on “Are scientists switched onto the effects of social media” and “Building interdisciplinary collaborations” (LW)

Community Leadership Summit (May 2016) – Led unconference sessions on community manager training and remote working and participated in discussions on session formats for including introverts and community manager burnout (LW)