On science blogs this week: SciO11


BE PART OF SCIENCEONLINE 2011, VIRTUALLY. The fifth annual ScienceOnline meeting (#SciO11), gathers writers and scientists together to talk about, well, science online. SciO11 begins this evening (Thursday, January 13) in North Carolina's Research Triangle and is limited to 300 people, alas. But thanks to NASW, you can attend part of it anyway.

NASW has donated $10,000 of our Authors Coalition funds to underwriting free livestreaming of several of the Saturday and Sunday sessions. The sessions will be archived for later viewing, also free.

Livestreamed topics include history of science as a writing tool, using fiction to explain science, communicating science with humor, and many others,

The sessions to be livestreamed will take place on Saturday and Sunday. See the SciO11 program for times and subjects, but note that livestreaming will be from the sessions in ROOMS B AND C ONLY:

Find the livestream and archive here beginning Saturday

The meeting runs fthrough Sunday afternoon EST (January 16). In addition to the Saturday and Sunday livestreaming, there will be many chances to catch up remotely on other activities — for example the Friday lab tours and workshop sessions, plus the weekend sessions that will not be livestreamed. That's because lots of us will be live-blogging events.

I'm not terribly good at writing while listening (and talking!) So I don't know how much blogging I can fit in. But when I do, look for it here. You can find out about blog posts by others, plus 140-character summations of events, by following the the very active Twitter feed with the hashtag #scio11.

We hope you'll join us, virtually.

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