If you're in the Boston area and free on November 21, 2013 from 3-6pm, there's an event at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center which will kick off the annual conference of the History of Science Society. Presented in conjunction with the Boston University Center for Philosophy and History of Science, two panels will examine how the history of science can inform modern and innovative ways of getting citizens engaged with science. Titled “Science and Spectacle” and “Crowdsourcing: Science by the People?” the event will feature discussions covering both current engagement techniques, and how those stack up against historical examples of similar efforts. Expect a vigorous debate, as well! Admission to this event itself is free. Details can be found on the History of Science Society's site, and also on their Facebook event page.