The 2022 Science of Team Science Planning Committee is pleased to announce plans for the 2022 SciTS conference, to be held in Bethesda, MD, USA, from July 31 to August 3.  We are planning an in-person conference that is virtual attendee friendly.  We have designed a conference for both those who wish to return to the rich experience of in-person conferences, as well as those who prefer virtual attendance while still benefiting from the knowledge exchange. 

This determination was made following input from our community survey on SciTS conference attendance, the state of the pandemic, and our broader goal of being a steward in continuing community building and knowledge sharing for team science.  

As you know, SciTS is the flagship event of the International Network for the Science of Team Science (INSciTS).  It continues to be the premier annual gathering of scholars, practitioners, and providers in the field of Team Science, bringing together a broad range of disciplines to share and advance the latest evidence-based methods in team collaboration and transdisciplinary research. Speakers and attendees will include investigators, facilitators, educators, administrators, students, funders, and policymakers. Our community includes academia, government, industry, civil society, and many other sectors, and spans a multitude of knowledge domain spaces. A call for proposals for papers, panels, posters, and lightning talks will be issued shortly. Anyone interested in improving collaborative research and discovery is welcome!

We are pleased to announce that our opening keynote address will be by Dr. Wanda E. Ward.  Dr. Ward is Executive Associate Chancellor for Public Engagement, Office of the Chancellor, University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign. Prior to this, she served in senior leadership positions at the National Science Foundation, including, Senior Advisor to the Director and Head of the Office of International and Integrative Activities. She served as Assistant Director for Broadening Participation at the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), White House Executive Office of the President, and has worked with the U.S. President's National Science and Technology Council.

SciTS 2022 will take place in vibrant downtown Bethesda, MD, proximal to the nation’s leading universities and federal research sponsors, and a short subway ride to the world-famous museums and galleries of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Additionally, we are developing a Summer of Team Science.  Prior to the conference, starting in June, we will host a series of virtual events (workshops, seminar-like discussions) to prime people for the conference, and to enhance what INSciTS can do for its community.  These events will be approximately a half of a day and focused on SciTS related topics including “Leadership in Team Science”, “Digital Teaming”, and “Collaborative Planning and Assessment”.  Founding INSciTS president, Dr. Maritza Salazar, has agreed to organize these.  Please stay tuned for additional information.

We hope to see you in Bethesda this summer - and learn more and consider becoming a member of INSciTS.  

Stephen M. Fiore, Conference Chair & Heather Billings, Conference Co-Chair
On behalf of the 2022 Science of Team Science Planning Committee

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