ScienceOnline09 holds its third annual blogging conference
on Saturday and Sunday, 17-18 January 2009, in Research Triangle Park,
NC. The event covers blogging in science–a subject obviously near and
dear–but it also branches into issues that can help researchers
communicate with colleagues and the general public.
bloggers, the conference covers practical topics such as working with
multi-media formats and intellectual property issues, as well as the
prospects of actually getting paid for your blogging. The event has
sessions on more general issues of science communication: the Semantic
Web, putting one’s lab notebook online, differences between print and
online rhetoric, and the role of art and illustration in scientific
media. Plus there are panels on race and gender issues in science, the
open access movement, and social networking, among others. If you think
a critical issue is not being covered, the conference organizers say
they are still open to suggestions for other topics.
has lab and museum tours on the preceding Friday 16 January, along with
networking opportunities throughout the weekend.
Hat tip: Danielle Lee , who is leading one of the conference sessions.