Come and get it folks!
The ScienceOnline2013 programme is out. Browse it, pick sessions and line yourself up for registration, which kicks off Monday 17th September. Be warned that registration is, apparently, like fashionistas queuing the door of their fav store for the sale to open. A truly mad register-dot-on-the-hour thing. Those from outside the USA in particular should note carefully the registration times. Registration is $US200, $US100 for students.
This unconference features on-line science in all it’s forms and draws in a broad range of people interested in science communication from high school students to old-hand science writers who have dozens (hundreds?) of articles or several books to their name. Both science communication professionals and scientists with an interest in science communication are present.
As you’d imagine it’s well networked. You can follow them on Twitter, @scio13 or use the #scio13 hashtag, Facebook, FriendFeed or Google+. Enough? Even more is in links at the end of Bora’s unconference article - recommend reading if you’re interested in the meeting, as it backgrounds the event.
You’ll be able to see who has registered and chat on-line. In fact the on-line chatter continues on well after the event, more-or-less throughout the year until the next round… Community-building is a large part of the aim, of course.
If you can’t make it, you can follow the action on-line – as I’ve done for several years now!
I’ve been invited to co-moderate the session on non-academic careers, so maybe I’ll make there in person this time?!
I’ve placed a condensed version of the program in an appendix, below.
1. For whatever it’s worth, I prefer twitter (for all it’s limitations).
2. Here’s some (not all!) of my posts on this topic:
3. Just for the record my suggestion, a session on Editing and Editors, didn’t make the cut. I’m one of the those people who look for what’s not said. I can’t but help note a lot is said about science and writing, but little about editing and editors.
The conference programme in precis – for descriptions of the sessions and the questions they aim to address, see the full programme. (It’s long!)
Hands-on teaching Pre-Conference Workshops:
Sketchnoting/Scribing – Perrin Ireland
Draw your own Science Comics – Katie McKissick and Maki Naro
Monitoring and analyzing one’s effectiveness on social media – Lou Woodley and Laura Wheeler
Special effects and visualization – Henry Reich and Kalliopi Monoyios
Designing Effective Visualizations with R – William Gunn and Carl Boettiger
Stop Talking, Start Making: Rapid Media Prototyping – John Pavlus and Rose Eveleth
Maps for journalists, writers, and scientists – Tim De Chant and Andrew Hill
A dozen (or two) of 15-minute superfast Blitz talks will be offered.
The Thursday, Friday and Saturday main conference days have 70 unconference-style sessions, including:
Scientific Storytelling: Using Personal Narrative to Communicate Science
Moderators: David Manly and Jeanne Garbarino
The Impact of Electronic and Open Notebooks on Science
Moderators: Kristin Briney, Anthony Salvagno
Tackling science denialism with a systematic game plan
Moderators: Emily Willingham and David Wescott
The Game Changer: Games for Science Engagement and Education
Moderators: Erik Martin and Cameron Pittman
Thinking Beyond Text
Moderators: Ben Lillie, Rose Eveleth
Changing The Public Face of Science
Moderators: Allie Wilkinson and Katie Pratt
Science online and rethinking peer review
Moderators: Ashutosh Jogalekar and Jarrett Byrnes
Mixing Science with Politics: The Promise and the Peril
Moderators: Eric Michael Johnson and Mo Costandi
Science Ebooks: Building the Community
Moderators: John Timmer, Carl Zimmer
Dialogue or fight? (Un)moderated science communication online.
Name: Emily Willingham and Janet Stemwedel
Broadening the Participation of Diverse Populations in Online Science
Moderators: Alberto Roca and Danielle Lee
How much “I” is “TMI”?
Moderators: Jacquelyn Gill and Hillary Rosner
Leading scientists towards openness
Moderators: Antony J Williams and Sean Ekins
Spies, Spacemen, Seamstresses, and Sailors: What Science Writers Can Learn From Genre Writing
Moderators: Maryn McKenna and David Dobbs
Narrative: What is it? How science writers use it?
Moderators: T. Delene Beeland and David Dobbs
How can the science of science education inform communication about science?
Moderators: Sandra Porter and Andrea Novicki
Accessibility for All Audiences
Moderators: Michael Lombardi and Lyndell Bade
#Hashtags in the Academy: Engaging Students with Social Media
Moderators: Lali DeRosier and Stephanie Willen Brown
Writing About Science for Kids (and Former Kids)
Moderators: Liz Heinecke and Elizabeth Preston
Using altmetrics to tell the full story of your research impact
Moderators: Jason Priem and Elizabeth Iorns
The Art, Craft and Business of Freelancing: Best Practices and Worst Problems of Your First Day, Month and Year
Moderators: Maggie Koerth-Baker and Charles Choi
Explanatory journalism, &%$£ yeah!
Moderators: Mark Henderson and Ed Yong
Impressions Matter: Embracing art & design in research and science communication
Moderators: Holly Bik and Liz Neeley
What Happens When People Start Taking Your Online Ramblings Seriously
Moderators: Miriam Goldstein and Holly Bik
Everything old is new again: using stories from the past to enlighten current events in science
Moderators: Greg Gbur (“Dr. SkySkull”) and Tom Levenson
Opening Doors: Science Communication for Those that Don’t Care/Don’t Like Science
Moderators: Tom Levenson and David Ng
Using Science Fiction to Make Scientific Ideas Accessible
Moderators: Annalee Newitz and Jennifer Ouellette
We are who we are? Who are we? Issues of identity and the internet.
Moderators: Kate Clancy and Scicurious
Blogging in Grad School: Pros, Cons, and Potential
Moderators: Jason Goldman and Katie Pratt
Lightwaves and Brainbows: Seductive Visual Metaphors at the Intersection of Science, Language and Art
Moderators: Cedar Riener and Michele Banks
Distilling Ideas: Communicating Science with Comics
Moderators: Maki Naro and Katie McKissick
Why should scientists ‘do’ outreach? (part I)
Moderators: Miriam Goldstein and Matt Shipman
Title: Helping Scientists ‘Do’ Outreach (part II)
Moderators: Karen James and Meghan Groome
Science and medical blogging at institutions: How to avoid being that kind of corporate blog
Moderators: Henry Scowcroft and Rachel Ewing
Communicating Science Where There is No Science Communication
Moderators: Marie-Claire Shanahan and Colin Schultz
Formal Science Education, Informal Science Education and Science Writing
Moderators: Marie-Claire Shanahan and Emily Finke
24/7 Health: The role of mobile technology in healthcare
Moderators: Pascale Lane and Peter Lipson
Moderators: Rose Eveleth and Mindy Weisberger
Inject some STEAM below the STEM – get in at the roots!
Moderators: Emily Coren and Glendon Mellow
“They said what?!”: Fighting bullshit in the scicomm ecosystem
Moderators: Brian Switek and Carl Zimmer
Working Towards Better Press Releases: What Do Writers Want?
Moderators: Nadia Drake and Peter Edmonds
Chemophobia & Chemistry in The Modern World
Moderators: DrRubidium and Carmen Drahl
How do you actually get a book written?
Moderators: Katherine Sharpe and Maria Konnikova
Outreach in Unusual Places
Moderators: Bug Girl and Emily Finke
Into the Unknown: What we don’t know, and how to talk about it
Moderators: Maggie Koerth-Baker and Maryn McKenna
Why Won’t the Science Deficit Model Die?
Moderators: Liz Neeley and John Bruno
Science Art as Science Outreach
Moderators: Maria Walters and Katy Chalmers
Never Tell Me the Odds! (Part Deux, Asteroid Field Edition)
Moderators: Cedar Riener and Matthew Francis
What’s News in Citizen Science? Perspectives, People, Projects, and Platforms (part I)
Moderators: Darlene Cavalier and Caren Cooper
Citizen Scientists and Ethical Research (part II)
Moderators: Kelly Hills and Dr. Judy Stone
Sticking with it for the long haul: Building community and maintaining long-term engagement in citizen science (part III)
Moderators: Holly Menninger and Caren Cooper
Open access or vanity press?
Moderators: Zen Faulkes and Chris Gunter
Moderators: Matthew Francis and Evelyn Lamb
Science Blogs Are One Hard Drive Crash From Oblivion: Or, How do we go About Preserving Science Blogs?
Moderators: Trevor Owens and Brian Russell
Blogging for the long haul
Moderators: Scicurious and Zen Faulkes
Covering cancer causes, prevention and screening
Moderators: Jeff Niederdeppe and Hilda Bastian
Alternative Careers ARE the Mainstream! Taking Your Degree to a New Level
Moderators: Kevin Zelnio and Grant Jacobs
Persuading the unpersuadable: Communicating science to deniers, cynics, and trolls.
Moderators: Cara Santa Maria and Melanie Tannenbaum
The World’s Largest Explainer
Moderators: Blake Stacey and Khadijah Britton
How to make sure you’re being appropriately skeptical when covering scientific and medical studies
Moderators: Ivan Oransky and Tara Smith
Telling Visual Stories with Data: A Guided Tour of Data Visualization
Moderators: Lena Groeger and Peter Aldhous
Did Anybody Look At This !*%&#%@* Press Release?
Moderators: Karl Leif Bates and Charles Choi
Moderators: Mark Chu-Carroll and John Allen Paulos
Summing it Up: The Data on the Cutting Room Floor
Moderators: Yana Eglit and Mindy Weisberger
Citation Data and Altmetrics for Historians and Social Scientists
Moderators: Heather Piwowar and Eric Michael Johnson
Life in the Venn — What Happens When You’re Forced to Wear Many Hats?
Moderators: Mireya Mayor and Ed Yong
(Far too many) other articles on Code for life (and did anyone read this far?!):