Story Slam

Return to Science to Action at Fall Meeting


Science is more important than ever to meet the challenges we face, but the way we do science needs to change. Community science is a movement in science which is evolving to meet local priorities and serve the needs of people where they live. It depends on creating and sustaining partnerships that make room for many perspectives and which share the goals of community impact, equity and sound science.

We want to hear your community science story.

This year’s Thriving Earth Exchange reception will feature 3-minute pop-up style talks from community leaders and scientists. Stories will share the inspiration, actions, and outcomes of community science collaborations through personal narrative. Attendees can expect engaging tales of community and science, and the opportunity to meet and engage with like-minded individuals and potential new partners.

All are welcome. Prepare to be inspired.

Community Science Reception and Story Slam
“Celebrating Community Science with Thriving Earth Exchange”
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday, 11 December
Washington, DC

Click here for more information about this and associated “Science to Action” events at the AGU Fall Meeting.

Have a Story to Share?

We want to hear it! Scientists, community leaders, and boundary-spanners engaged in community science are invited to apply to share their community science story at the December 11 reception. We’re looking for individuals interested in sharing personal experiences, ideas, motivations, successes and lessons learned with fellow community science enthusiasts.

Selected applicants will receive:

  • Specialized coaching to craft and develop a 3-minute story during a Storyteller Bootcamp (December 8-9, 2018 at AGU Headquarters, 2000 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC)
  • Travel to and from Washington, DC to participate in the Bootcamp and Reception (11 December)
  • Five (5) nights complimentary lodging near the Washington, DC convention center
  • Breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9.

As this is not a competition, there will be no judging of speakers or prizes awarded. However we want to help you win hearts and minds and future partners: Our goal is to hear your stories and together build awareness and engagement in community science. The active sharing of experiences and insights will help our community science movement grow in knowledge and our ability to apply science to advance community priorities.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Applications are due by 30 September 2018. We anticipate notifying selected speakers by 15 October 2018.