Join us on June 29th for the greater Sacramento region’s only mixer for professionals and students in science communications! Come celebrate the third anniversary of Capital Science Communicators, as we raise our glasses at New Helvetia Brewing Co. in Sacramento:
CapSciComm Networking Social
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
New Helvetia Brewing Co.
1730 Broadway, Sacramento, California 95818
RSVP on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/585134691668296
If you’re new to the CapSciComm network, or if you’re interested in improving our programming and events, we especially invite you to attend. The CapSciComm Board will give a brief update about our continuing initiatives, including our Science Tours and Professional Workshops, and continuing support for science cafés and public science initiatives in the region.
We founded CapSciComm in 2013 to create a fun, supportive community in the Capital Region for anyone passionate about the craft of communicating science. Our diversity has been our strength — our network spans veterans and novices in journalism, public relations, creative, policymaking, public science, and academic research. Our service has been our pride — becoming a resource for other sectors and organizations seeking advice on science engagement, and providing our own community with the tools and social network for professional advancement.
All because we believe in the potential and the critical importance of the Capital Region. As Sacramento’s culture and economy revives and matures, and as California continues its leadership in research and policy, demand for the clear communication of science — for knowledge and for entertainment — becomes ever more important.
We look forward to seeing everyone this June. Bring a friend — and let’s drink to science!
Here’s a look back at three years of CapSciComm Networking Socials, starting with our very first in June 2013…
Our CapSciComm pepper logo had a different feel in the beginning!
Sarah Swenty, Brenda Dawson and Malaika Singleton enjoy the first-ever CapSciComm meetup.
Becca Kwong, Ellen Lê and Katharina Ullmann discuss the importance of library science to researchers and communicators at the June 20, 2013 networking social.
The first of our many events held at de Vere’s pubs in Davis and Sacramento.
The July 2013 CapSciComm social included journalists, PIOs, graduate researchers, undergraduates, educators, professors, consultants, grant writers, filmmakers, postdocs and more.
All smiles at the CapSciComm networking social tonight!
Our August 2013 CapSciComm Networking Social with José González of Latino Outdoors.
The September 2013 Networking Social hosted Indian tiger biologist Firoz Ahmed.
The CapSciComm November social was held at the 3rd and U Cafe in Davis, preceding the public lecture by NPR journalist Joe Palca at UC Davis.
CapSciComm colleagues spanning universities, federal agencies and public radio attended the November meetup.
CapSciComm colleagues met up at the 3rd and U Cafe in Davis before walking over to the Joe Palca guest lecture.
The February 2014 Networking Social in Davis welcomed popular science blogger Andrew David Thaler and Amy Freitag of Southern Fried Science.
The March 2014 Networking Social followed a workshop by freelance radio reporter Ari Daniel.
Professor Jared Shaw has been an active member of the CapSciComm community.
Tuesday night’s CapSciComm happy hour drew almost 30 guests, including many visiting from out of town for the Ecological Society of America’s Annual Meeting.
Researchers attending the Ecological Society of America conference mingled with our local writers.
The “musician’s corner” at de Vere’s provided a sunlit setting to our gathering.
Communicators attending the Bay-Delta Conference joined our October 2014 Networking Social in Sacramento.
January 2015 was the first jointly hosted social between CapSciComm and the CCST Science Fellows.
The February 2015 Networking Social in Davis welcomed journalists new to the area.
UC Davis CMSI Professor Rick Grosberg spoke at the March 2015 Networking Social, partnered with the CAAA Sacramento Chapter.
June 2015 saw a mega-mixer jointly hosted with New Leaders Council Sacramento and UC Davis World Food Center
The June 2015 Networking Social saw a mix of professions in policy, nonprofit, and research.
Kupros Craft House in Sacramento has been a frequent meeting place for CapSciComm functions.
Local science communications professionals gather at the CapSciComm meetup on July 29th, 2015. (Image Credit: Ben Young Landis)
Sylvia Wright chats with Brad Hooker at the CapSciComm meetup on July 29th, 2015. (Image Credit: Ben Young Landis).
The CapSciComm year-end social for November 2015 took shape as a picnic at Matchbook Wines in Zamora.
The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) co-sponsored our January 2016 CapSciComm Networking Social at 3 Fires Lounge in Sacramento.
CapSciComm Public Science Chair Nick Gray, as seen on TV!
Powerhouse Science Center CEO Harry Laswell mingles with the CapSciComm crowd.
Packing the bar at de Vere’s after our February 2016 workshop.
The May 2016 Networking Social at de Vere’s Davis followed that month’s CapSciComm Professional Workshop.
Many happy hours later, our logo has evolved, and our membership has grown. Here’s to another year of supporting scicomm in Sacramento!