Australian Citizen Science Association Conference 2023 - Nov 20

Register now for the Next Australian Citizen Science Association Conference (#CitSciOz23)


Location: UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

  • Monday 20th November (side event): Workshops & excursions
  • Tuesday 21st November: Conference Day 1 (Opening, Keynotes, breakout rooms, short talks, long talks, posters, & official welcome evening event)
  • Wednesday 22nd November: Conference Day 2 (Keynotes, short talks, long talks, posters, dinner TBA)
  • Thursday 23rd November: Conference Day 3 (Keynotes, short talks, long talks, posters, conference official close, dinner TBA)
  • Friday 24th November (side event): Bonus Bioblitz Day! Join us as we kick off the Great Southern Bioblitz 2023. Learn how to use iNaturalist from experts, get to know the local wildlife, meet the locals and discover species new to science in the Sunshine Coast area.

Registration cost will include bus rides to and from the venue for Conference Day 1 – 3 if staying at preferred accommodations (these can be booked via the registration portal during the registration process).

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Encourage inclusiveness, engagement, and motivation in citizen science.

Recruiting and engaging citizen scientists, keeping them on task, and sparking their interest in research is essential to a successful citizen science project. The power to motivate others to do citizen science needs to be bottled. How do you encourage others to get involved in your project? What was their motivation for joining your project, and did that reason change over time? What lessons can you share?  


Explore, investigate, and showcase the affects and effects of citizen science projects.

There are a wide range of impacts we hope to achieve from citizen science – social, moral, environmental, political, legal, health and many more. We hope to see impacts on ourselves, our citizen scientists, our projects, our surroundings, and on local, state and federal levels. These can be difficult to define and measure, especially when we move from short-term outcomes to longer term, systemic impacts. What have been the impacts of your project and how have you investigated its wider effects? 


Showcase citizen science communication techniques for maximum influence.

The successful communication of citizen science and its outcomes is so important when it comes to educating the community about what we do, sharing knowledge and results with a diverse array of people, and influencing change at many levels. But successful communication is a science within itself. With whom and how do you communicate your citizen science data and outcomes so it will influence decision-making?


Conference registration is now open! Consider becoming a member of ACSA for reduced registration fees. If you sign up now as a member, you will find the MEMBER DISCOUNT CODE in your Welcome email. Existing members should have received it in an email. If you are a member and still need the code, contact us.

Not sure if you’re a member? Check your membership status by logging in to your account page. If you don’t know your password, use the “Forgot Password?” link to reset it. You can find out more about your account page from the Account Page FAQ.

Registration Fees

Registration Type Earlybird
(from 02/08/23 – 13/10/23)
(from 14/10/23)
FULL – Member $350 $450
FULL – Non-Member $450 $550
FULL – Concession Member $275 $325
FULL – Concession Non-Member $375 $425
DAY – Member $250 $300
DAY – Non-Member $300 $350
DAY – Concession Member $200 $240
DAY – Concession Non-Member $240 $280

Bookings at preferred accommodation may be made via the registration portal as part of the registration process, depending on availability.

November 20, 2023 at 9:00am - November 25, 2023
University of the Sunshine Coast
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
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Australian Citizen Science Association

0422 559 778