ScienceOnline groups have been cropping up all over the country and we are starting a group in southern California, with some help from folks in LA. At SDBN and other events, we see skepticism from local researchers as to whether the benefits outweigh the risks. Let’s hash it out with a panel of online science experts. From fast publishing, to fundraising, to finding a job, participating in science online has many benefits. The perceived risks may include divulging intellectual property or information and being seen as wasting time by your boss. We see myriad benefits daily and want to share with you our experiences and hear your questions and concerns.
Most importantly, we want to get your feedback on how we can develop a local ScienceOnline group which will help you. Also, note that this meeting is not specific to biotech and life science, all scientific disciplines are encouraged to attend. For companies wishing to reach scientific digital influencers, this event is also highly relevant. Of course, we’ll have ways for you to maximize interactions at and outside the event (Twitter hashtag: #sciosocal, LinkedIn Event). Click here to register, we’d love for you to help us shape this group in San Diego!
Update: Check out blog posts from and about our panelists!
|Heather Buschman, Ph.D., Scientific Communications Manager, Blogger at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute|
|Miriam Goldstein, Ph.D. Student, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Blogger, Deep Sea News|
|Suzanne Kennedy, Ph.D., R&D Director, Blogger, MO BIO|
|Stephen Larson, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Project Coordinator, OpenWorm.org|
|Karyn Traphagen, Executive Director, ScienceOnline|
|Kevin Lustig, Ph.D., Premier Sponsor and Panel Moderator, Assay Depot|
Special thanks to Karyn Traphagen for creating the ScioSocal logo on short order!
Sponsorships are still available, contact us!
Who: Life science researchers and professionals in the greater San Diego area
What: SDBN October 22nd ScienceOnline, What’s In It For Me? Event
When: Monday, October 22nd 2012, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where:Green Flash Brewery Tasting Room, 6550 Mira Mesa Boulevard San Diego, 92121 (directions below)
Cost: $25/20 (Academic), dinner provided, beer and soda available for purchase.
For more information about the event: http://sdbn.org/october
Directions: From the west: From the 805 North or South exit Mira Mesa Blvd, head east for 2.0 miles, the Green Flash Tasting Room will be on the left/north side of the street at Flanders Drive. From the east: From the 15 North or South exit Mira Mesa Blvd, head west for 3.6 miles, the Green Flash Tasting Room will be on the right/north side of the street at Flanders Drive.
Parking: The Green Flash lot holds about 70 cars, so come early and carpool if you’d like to park there. You can also park on the street, but be very mindful that there are some poorly marked ‘no parking’ areas, especially on Sequence where there is a center lane.