final Programme Citizen Science Conference
- Date: Thursday 12 May 2022 (all-day event)
9.00-12.00 Citizen science initiatives at the UT, for UT staff and students only
13.00-15.00 Citizen Science: Engaging Education, Creating Impact and Building Communities, for all
15.30-17.00 (Citizen) Science Café: Citizen Science zonder grenzen/Citizen Science ohne Grenzen, for all
- Location: LEARN X and INSPIRE in DesignLab, University of Twente. The morning and afternoon events will also be available for online attendance. The (Citizen) Science Café is only in person.
During the morning session, which aims at staff and students from the University of Twente, a short introduction to Citizen Science at the UT will be presented, and various project teams will share their initiatives (past, current or future), and lessons learned.
Moderated by Renske van Wijk, Knowledge Transfer Officer at Technical Medical (TechMed) Centre, University of Twente. Project leader TOPFIT/CitizenLab.
- 9.00 - Registration (coffee/tea)
- 9.30 - Opening Prof. dr. Vinod Subramaniam, UT’s President of the Executive Board on the relevance of Citizen Science at UT.
- 9.40 - Why Citizen Science? by Dr Sabine Wildevuur, director DesignLab, University of Twente.
- 9.50 - Introduction morning session by Renske van Wijk
- 9.55 - First round of pitches and presentations: Examples of citizen science @ UT
- 10.40 - BREAK
- 11.00 - More examples of citizen science @ UT
- 11.50 - Closing remarks, reflection on Citizen Science landscape at UT
The lunch session from 12.00 hours till 13.00 hours will be open to both participants from the morning and the afternoon session.
In the afternoon session, which is open for everyone to join, various keynotes, presentations and panel discussions will be held on a variety of themes related to citizen science, for instance, education, developing and evaluating citizen science programmes, and community building. This session is in particular interesting for staff and students of knowledge institutions who are interested in citizen science, policymakers involved in citizen engagement, and affiliates of all sorts of organisations that are involved in finding sustainable solutions to societal challenges.
This event will be held in English, and is also available online.
Moderated by Sabine Wildevuur, director DesignLab/UT
- 13:00-13.10 - Opening, welcome and introduction of the themes
Each theme has a host who is an expert in the specific field and a guest keynote speaker.
- 13:10-13.40 - Engaging students with Citizen Science
Host: Prof. dr. Barend van der Meulen, full professor of Institutional Aspects of (Higher) Education at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences, and director of CHEPS (the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies), UT.
Keynote speaker: Sara Riggare on Not patient but Im-patient. The powerful weapon of self-tracking.
- 13.40-14.10 Is citizen science driving a fundamental change in research and society? - Let’s assess the impact
Host: Karin Pfeffer, full professor Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente.
Keynote speaker: Dr Barbara Kieslinger, senior scientist at the Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna, Austria. Evaluating citizen science in an open manner.
- 14.10-14.40 - Community building and collaboration within Citizen Science
What is needed to build up Citizen Science? What are the challenges, and the lessons learned?
Host: Sabine Wildevuur, director DesignLab/UT, sponsoring director Shaping Expert Group Citizen Science UT.
Keynote speakers: Dr Ria Wolkorte, postdoc TOPFIT/CitizenLab. How to build a citizen science community?
Margaret Gold, coordinator Citizen Science Lab Leiden: Building the Dutch network of Citizen Science
Special guest: Gaston Remmers, Citizen Scientist 4 Health
- 14.50 - Wrap-up
- 15.00 - Closure
Walk-in Science Café: Citizen Science without Borders
- 15.30 - Walk-in Science Café
- 15.40 - Start Science Café by hosts: Wiebke Eberhart, Policy advisor for research and knowledge transfer, Strategy & Policy UT & Jeroen Ottink, Project team Samen1Enschede/Samen1Twente
Introduction of topic Citizen Science across borders
- 15.50 - Presentation TOPFIT Citizenlab - experiences of reuma patients, dr. Ria Wolkorte, postdoc TOPFIT CitizenLab and Rita Schriemer (coordinator STAP panel)
- 16.05 - SenseBox - Experiences in Germany in Citizen Science, presented by Thomas Bartoschek, Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Münster,
Followed by questions from the audience
- 17.00 - Drinks
- 17.30 - Closure