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Science of Community Dialogues[edit]

Watch the introduction video!

The Community Data Science Collective is organizing a series of events called The Science of Community Dialogues with online community leaders, organizers, and experts. The goal of the Dialogues is to build a network of practice and research focused on the exchange, discovery, and application of evidence-based strategies to support thriving communities.

Each Dialogue in the series will combine short presentations highlighting recent research on a central theme and what that research means for communities. This will be followed by moderated group discussions focused on shared areas of concern, interest, and practical experience connected to the presentations and theme. Think of it as an opportunity to learn, share, and understand a bit more about how communities work.

The Dialogues are not open public events at this time (though we hope to incorporate public elements in the future). For each Dialogue, we will invite a small number of leaders from across open source communities, online platforms, activist groups, and research organizations to participate. A code of conduct will be shared with all participants prior to the event and sessions will be held under Chatham House Rule to encourage candid conversations. Presentations will be recorded, though discussions will not.

This event is being directly supported by awards from the U.S. National Science Foundation and our home institutions. It will be held at no cost to attendees.

Learn more[edit]

If you'd like to learn more or get future updates about the Science of Community Dialogues, please join the low volume announcement list.

We've also shared some information about how we are organizing the series.

Upcoming Dialogues[edit]

Past Dialogues (archive)[edit]