CSE Annual Meeting 2023: Where Science and Diversity Meet in Toronto


CSE Annual Meeting 2023: Where Science and Diversity Meet in Toronto


The Annual Meeting of the Council of Science Editors (CSE) is taking place in Toronto from April 29 to May 2, 2023. The meeting promises to be an engaging and diverse event, with a program showcasing the industry’s many strengths.

This year, the meeting will kick off with the popular CSE short courses, which will be offered in person before the main event. Attendees can choose from a variety of courses that cover topics such as ethics in publishing, data visualization, and social media for science communication.

The main conference program features 24 breakout sessions covering a wide range of subjects, including open-access publishing, reproducibility and transparency, and the future of peer review. In addition to the breakout sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to view educational and commercial posters and interact with exhibitors and sponsors in the exhibit hall.

With ample opportunities to network with colleagues from across all areas of scholarly publishing, the CSE Annual Meeting is a must-attend event for anyone in the industry. The theme of this year’s meeting, “Diversity Our Strength,” aligns with the city motto of Toronto and reflects the importance of inclusivity and representation in science publishing.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Alpha Abebe, an Assistant Professor at McMaster University who teaches equity and social justice courses and is the Faculty Lead for Africa and Black Diaspora Studies. With a Ph.D.in migration and development from Oxford, her research interests include critical pedagogies and Black community engagement.

While the plenary address will be delivered by, Kasha Patel a science journalist and comedian who uses humor to engage audiences with science. Founder of DC Science Comedy, she was named one of Thrillist’s “Best Undiscovered Comedians in the US” and gave a TEDx talk on “Sneaking Science into Stand-Up.” With a chemistry background, she has published papers and presented at scientific meetings. She has also provided communication training to researchers and has been featured in numerous media outlets.

Find out more about the CSE Annual Meeting at https://cse.memberclicks.net/2023-annual-meeting. Follow along with the hashtag #CSEToronto for updates and highlights from the event.


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