This year's GNSI Visual SciComm Conference is open to anyone with an interest in visual science communication, including GNSI members, non-members, illustrators, animators, science artists, researchers, writers, publishers, and more. The online format allows us to reduce costs dramatically from our normal conference fee, all while encouraging participation regardless of location. 

Registration opens on June 7th and closes on July 14, 2021

Core Conference Registration: $75/member | $105/non-member* 

The core includes 8 presentations and a 4 person panel discussion from renowned science communicators plus opportunities to interact with your colleagues.  Members should have received an email from GNSI with the member discount code to enter where it says “use coupon” on the Crowdcast registration page.

Register Now for the Conference

Not a member? Join now!  https://www.gnsi.org/join-us

*Members, use the special member discount code in the newsletter to get your member pricing!

Workshops Registration: Full Day, $100; Half Day, $50.

Workshops are in Crowdcast, but each requires separate registration. There is not a member discount for workshops and the class sizes are limited.

Register Now for Workshops



All live Crowdcast program sessions will be recorded and will be available for subsequent viewing by registrants at any time for a month after the conference.

We are using the platform we used in the first virtual conference, Crowdcast, for all the presentations, panel, and workshops. We are also using Remo, which allows for a greater degree of interactivity between participants and is a great substitute for the networking and mingling aspect we so enjoy at in-person conferences. We think you’ll enjoy both for the strengths they bring to online conferencing. 

When you register with Crowdcast for the lectures, you will automatically be registered for the Remo events as well. Each session is hosted on either Crowdcast OR Remo. Also the workshops will be using Crowdcast and there will be a separate registration for those. Please check the schedule and log in to the appropriate platform via the link sent to you upon successful registration.

Since these platforms are new to many of us, we will host an optional Tech Check on Wednesday, July 14th at 4pm PDT/7pm EDT on each platform. Make sure your browsers are up-to-date and running the most current version of the software. Google Chrome is highly recommended for optimal performance, though we have had success with other browsers. If you experience trouble logging in that can’t be resolved with a browser update, Crowdcast’s tech or Remo’s tech help, please contact Joel Floyd at [email protected]

Download our Troubleshooting Sheet here: Troubleshooting Sheet for Crowdcast and Remo.

Other guidance is found in the Crowdcast Attendee Quick Reference Guide and Guest Checklist.  



For the best experience in Crowdcast and Remo, we recommend all our attendees use the Chrome browser. Chrome has the added benefit of providing live captioning for free. To turn on live captioning before our event, make sure you have the latest version of Chrome installed. Then go to Settings, choose the “Advanced” section, and turn on "Live Caption" in “Accessibility.” If you'd like to test captioning before the conference, we encourage you to enable it and attend the optional Tech Check Day on July 14th


*A small number of grants are available for students, BIPOC, and people experiencing extreme hardship from the pandemic. Please email [email protected] for more information on how to apply.


Are you interested in sponsoring a conference attendee who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend? We are awarding $50 grants to a select number of people who fall into one of the following categories: students, BIPOC, and people experiencing extreme hardship from the pandemic. Every sponsorship you contribute allows us to include another attendee in need. All donations are fully tax deductible.  




Because of the nature of an online conference, please know that anything you type into the chat or ask in the Q & A sessions may be downloaded, archived, and kept indefinitely by the GNSI and may be visible to hosts, presenters, and other participants.

We invite you to join us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/gnsiart/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/gnsiorg) with the hashtags #GNSIconf #VizSciComm and #sciart to share your favorite moments, experiences, and takeaways from the conference.