Science Online Watch Party - London

February 2nd, 2013 - London - Watch three talks from the Science Online North Carolina conference with other UK science communicators.
Register on eventbrite by February 1st

The London watch party was a great success! Twenty people watched three sessions (of which one live) and we Skyped with friends at the conference itself. More in depth blog post to follow later. For now, enjoy this little snapshot. (Includes museum visit in the afternoon).

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The London Watch Party for Science Online is in eleven days! On Sunday, we visited the venue (Imperial College Union Cinema) to see the space. We’ll have the entire room where the dancers are in one of the pictures (they won’t be there), and the screen to project on. At the back of the room we’ll set up some tables and make space for people to hang out in between talks. 

There is a bar, but it doesn’t serve food, so we’re going to grab a meal at 3PM, before we start, in a local restaurant. Before *that*, we’re visiting the Turing Exhibit at the Science Museum. Details about what happens where and when will be emailed to registered users later this week, so make sure to sign up. We’ve almost covered the streaming/venue costs, and will use additional money for snacks and drinks. 

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These are the official Science Online buttons for the attendees of the London Watch Party. You’ll also get a coupon for a free e-book from O’Reilly. Yay!
Don’t forget to register.

These are the official Science Online buttons for the attendees of the London Watch Party. You’ll also get a coupon for a free e-book from O’Reilly. Yay!

Don’t forget to register.

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Which talks do you want to watch?

As mentioned  in our announcement, we are definitely watching “Life in the Venn” live, as it happens, but we have time for two more talks. The list of all the talks that will be available to watch is on the Science Online website. You can click each title from there to see a description.

Have you had a look? Okay, now which of these would you most like to see? Click up to three in the poll below, to give us an indication of what you would be interested in.

We’ll make the final decision on the day itself, because we want to make sure that the people who attend have the final say. So make sure to not just suggest your favourite talks in this poll, but also register!

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Science Online Watch Party London

imageScience Online is an annual conference where hundreds of scientists, science writers, educators, librarians, publishers and others gather to discuss the role of the web in science communication and (equally importantly) to meet others interested in the same topics.

This popular conference sells out rapidly, and many people are unable to attend. That is why this year scientists in several cities around the world – including London, UK - are holding Watch Parties, to watch some of the talks with their local community.

Date and Location of London Watch Party

The Science Online Watch Party will be held on February 2nd, from 5PM at Imperial College Union Cinema. We’re going to watch a few of the sessions from the Science Online conference and have our own discussions around this.

Broadcast sessions 

We will be watching the following session live (at 7:30 PM). That means we can also join in on live Twitter conversation, and potentially get a question in.

“Life in the Venn – What happens when you’re forced to wear too many hats” (by Mireya Mayor and Ed Yong)

We’ll watch one other session before that, and if time allows, a third one afterward.

Attendees to the Watch Party will be able to offer their input on which session (of the ones available) they want to watch.

Social:

Of course there will be time to mingle and chat with others. Since the actual conference is still ongoing while we’re holding our watch party, we’ll also try to get a live connection going so you can chat with some of the attendees.

The Turing exhibit is still on at the Science Museum, which is close to our Watch Party. If you have time in the afternoon and would like to go there, we can arrange for a group to go together.

Registration:

Please register here for the Watch Party so we know who is coming, and we can contact you with details closer to the event. Registration costs cover the cost of the Watch Party license and the A/V costs of the venue.

Organisers:

Science Online Watch Party London is organised by Erika Cule (@erikacule) and Eva Amsen (@easternblot)  

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Stay tuned for info about the Science Online Watch Party for London.

Date: February 2nd, 2013
Time/location: TBA
General Watch party info: see here

Stay tuned for info about the Science Online Watch Party for London.

Date: February 2nd, 2013

Time/location: TBA

General Watch party info: see here

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