Keyword: Change

ECSA2024 – European Citizen Science Association conference

Date: 3-6 April 2024
Venue: Vienna and online
Registration for remote tickets: open until 15 March 2024

The 5th international conference of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) will take place in Vienna, hosted by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences and the Natural History Museum Vienna (TMO member). Registration opened in December and interest was so high, that the 400 potential on-site places are already booked. The conference team now opened additional tickets for remote participation and you are all welcome to take this oportunity to join the event at least online.

Conference topic and aims

The conference is focusing on the motto ‘Change’, since we are in a time of rapid change on multiple levels. Change can be seen as positive by one group and negative by another. As a result, different perspectives on any given change can draw completely different conclusions.

The conference shall address different approaches to change from all kinds of perspectives within the realm of citizen science and participatory research. It intends to discuss both active, transformative change, and the observation of change monitored by citizen science in all kinds of disciplines. ECSA2024 wants to highlight the potential of citizen science to be a change maker in research and society, and as a tool to manage the change happening around us.

The conference offers a wide range of presentations, panel discussion and working group meetings, on-site accompanied by excursions, festive evening events and the Citizen Science Day at the Natural History Museum Vienna.

Header image: (c) Helga Auer