In April we’re teaming up with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) to host an event at Mission Brewery downtown during the big Experimental Biology conference. You may know we are big proponents of science communication because it helps researchers with their careers, funding, and connecting with other scientists.
The event will feature bloggers, reporters, industry professionals, public speaking experts, and policy makers, all who will be available to help you improve your science communication skills. We’ll have some fun contests to help you meet people, and there will be appetizers and drinks available for purchase as well (we hope to be able to give drink tickets depending on sponsorship, stay tuned…).
We’ll have discussions on blogs and Twitter leading up to the event so that you can participate, connect, and get the most out of the event. Follow #eb2012Tweetup and see the list of science communicators participating here. If you’re a blogger, we’re asking you to write a post describing your science communication success stories and submit them here or tag them on Twitter with #eb2012Tweetup. For example, did you get funding or make an important connection or discovery through a new type of science communication? We’ll post links to the blog posts here and send a weekly email update. We’re hoping everyone will be inspired to communicate science in new ways.
Note: The word cloud featured in the image for this post is from 5,000 Twitter status updates tagged with #scicomm, the ongoing discussion about science communication on Twitter. If you’d like to see more detail, click on the image to enlarge it.
We’re expecting this event to draw at least 200 life science researchers and professionals, and this event will be advertised at the Experimental Biology conference, contact us for sponsorship opportunities.
Who: Life science researchers and professionals in the greater San Diego area
What: Brewing Science: Improving Science Communication with ASBMB
When: Monday, April 23rd 2012, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Mission Brewery,1441 L Street, San Diego Ca 92101 (Directions below)
Cost: $15/10 (Academic), appetizers provided, beverages for purchase (Mission Brewery beers on tap, soda), complimentary water. Free for 2012 Experimental Biology attendees, wear your badge.
For more information about the event: http://sdbn.org/scicomm
Directions: Driving: Exit the 5 south at Imperial, take a right on Imperial, travel 2 blocks to 14th street, take a right and Mission Brewery is at 14th & L on the right, you can park in one of the ballpark lots (there won’t be a game that night) or on the street. Walking from the convention center: Take a right when exiting the convention center front doors, heading southeast along Harbor Drive. Cross over Park Blvd and take the footbridge on the left. Continue along the sidewalk until you hit the light at 10th street, then take a right, walking through the parking lot. You’ll see the sign for Mission Brewery ahead on the right, it’s a brick building and hard to miss. The walk should take 10 minutes. While the neighborhood is not that bad, we suggest walking back to the gaslamp in groups after the event.