Tagged: conference

How To Make Friends And Influence People (By Being A Great Session Chair) - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 03, 2018

Dr Lucy Stewart Chairing talk sessions at conferences can be a weird gig. It’s a skill we expect people to learn by observation, but we rarely talk about how to do it well. Instead, we bolt our lunch while grousing about yet another overrun session, as if it had been caused by uncontrollable forces of nature. But that’s … Read More

AGU: “Science’s Big Day Out” - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 24, 2015

by Sara McBride Imagine a conference where the attendees alone represent a city roughly the size of Timaru or Whanganui. Now imagine all those people are passionate about earth (and space) sciences wandering the streets of San Franscico, taking over the city one week a year. This conference is so large it has its own brand of beer. The … Read More

Ten Commandments of PowerPoint™ presentations - Kidney Punch

John Pickering May 03, 2015

In my “most cringing” file, ranking somewhere alongside brussel sprouts and Abba, are PowerPoint(TM) presentations that are unreadable and distracting. I have made it my mission to rid the world of annoying animation, fantastic fonts, garrulous graphs, and tortuous tables. The following are my commandments – ignore them and dreadful things will be visited on […] … Read More

A flurry of Antarctic scientists - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf Aug 22, 2014

Antarctic scientist gets close to study subject, a Weddell seal. Antarctic scientists tend to feel passionate about their subject areas. For those of you living in Auckland, New Zealand, happily going about your daily lives you might be blissfully unaware that approximately 1000 Antarctic scientists are currently beginning to infiltrate the city. Think of them like a flurry of … Read More

Roll up, roll up – the ScienceOnline2013 programme is out - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 15, 2012

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 … Read More

2013 Public Communicators of Science and Technology Symposium - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 14, 2012

Unconfirmed news (please note carefully that I have unable to confirm this independently): Although there is no announcement on any of the relevant websites yet,* an article reports that the 2013 Public Communicators of Science and Technology Symposium is to be held in Christchurch, New Zealand, in late February. The 2012 event was held … Read More

NZAS conference – what the politicians said - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Apr 19, 2012

There has been some good discussion following this week’s Association of Scientists conference in Wellington and also some media interest in what the two politicians who addressed the conference said. Find below audio recordings of the presentations from the politicians. Other podcasts will be added soon… Minister of Primary Industries, David Carter [audio: http://ia601205.us.archive.org/10/items/HonDavidCarterAddressingTheNzasConference/DavidCarterNzas.mp3] Labour leader, David … Read More

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