September 16, 2008

ScienceOnline '09

Bora has just announced that registration is open for the new, improved version of what was previously called the North Carolina Science Blogging Conference: ScienceOnline '09.

It uses the unconference format, so you can follow the evolution of the program here. As seems to be typical of many conferences these days, you can also see who's registered to attend -- 26 people already.

Here's some of the text from the homepage:

ScienceOnline’09 is the third annual science blogging conference, to be held Jan. 16-18, 2009 at the Sigma Xi Center in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Please join us for this free three-day event to explore science on the Web. Our goal is to bring together scientists, bloggers, educators, students, journalists and others to discuss, demonstrate and debate online strategies and tools for promoting the public understanding of science.


Our conference addresses a variety of issues and perspectives on science communication, including science literacy, the popularization of science, science in classrooms and in homes, debunking pseudoscience, using blogs as tools for presenting scientific research, writing about science, and health and medicine.

I went to the conference last year and it was a truly great experience. I'm 99% certain I'll be going again this time around. I'll also very likely be taking my science blogger son with me as well.

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