Save the date! Science Online London 2012
Mark your calendars – this year’s Science Online London conference will be taking place on Sunday 11th and Monday 12th November and we’d love for you to join us! Now celebrating its fifth year, Science Online London is an annual two-day conference hosted by nature.com for anyone interested in how science is communicated and carried out online.
This year, we’re delighted to be hosted by the Wellcome Trust and the event will take place at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre on Euston Road. Equipped with “unbreakable Wi-Fi”, we will be live-tweeting and live-streaming the event – check out last year’s archives for Storifys and videos of the sessions and join in the online conversations on the #solo12 hashtag.
What can I expect?
This year, we will structure Science Online London around three discussion strands: i) science communication and outreach ii) online tools and digital publishing and iii) science policy. We’ll keep a mixture of keynotes, panel debates, breakout sessions, workshop and fringe events, but you’ll have more opportunity to follow sessions that are specifically aligned to one of the three main topic areas. Science Online London is intended to be a dynamic, lively forum to bring together science communicators, technologists, and those interested in science policy so we hope you’ll add your voice to the conversations.
How do I get involved?
Science Online London is all about bringing together great people with interesting ideas and we’d love to have your input into the programme. If you’d like to suggest a session, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post your ideas on the wiki. You don’t need to have fully-formed ideas, so don’t worry if you’re not sure about who else to present with – we can work together to create new collaborations and friendships. We’re also looking for help to organise the fringe events so if you’d like to contribute to a fifth birthday party on the Saturday evening, let us know.
If your organisation would like to sponsor Science Online London, we have several different options this year, from attending as an exhibitor, to hosting refreshments, to sponsoring a specific track. Do get in touch for more information.
How do I sign up?
Tickets aren’t yet on sale, but you can find out here or via our Twitter account as soon as they are. Alternatively, email us at email@example.com to be added to our mailing list for further updates.