Connecting with the Crowd is a one day cross-disciplinary conference which aims to explore best practices and new perspectives on crowdsourcing citizen science. The conference will be held on 16 June 2017 at the Natural History Museum in London and is jointly sponsored by the British Ecological Society and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Crowdsourcing projects and platforms abound, involving over one million citizen scientists in the analysis or interpretation of images and data online.

This conference will showcase the latest tools, technologies and approaches available to engage and collaborate with diverse audiences online. Key elements of the event will be to share lessons learned, and to explore collaborations with social science researchers to understand who makes up ‘the crowd’, how we can best reach, engage and connect with them, and how effective they are at crowdsourcing research data.

This event provides a networking and professional development opportunity for researchers and students from the fields of science, social science and the arts and humanities, as well as practitioners in citizen science and crowdsourcing.



Fri 16 June 2017

10:00 – 17:00 BST


Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road



United Kingdom


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