Science Online Watch Party London
Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PST)
Science 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.
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.
by Jonathan Eisen and Ed Yong (was originally listed with 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.
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.
We will visit the Turing exhibit in the Science Museum in the afternoon, and go for a late lunch or early dinner in between museum and watch party. (See schedule below)
There is a bar at the cinema, but it doesn't serve food. However, you're allowed to bring food. Once we have enough registrants to cover the A/V and venue costs (that's 18 people) we'll use the additional money to buy snacks/drinks for the watch party.
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.
All registered attendees will receive a free O'Reilly e-book (of their choice).
1:00 - Science Museum
3:00 - meal (lunch? dinner?) at Casa Brindisa (Tapas restaurant; pay your own)
5:00 - Arrive at cinema, registration, introduction
5:30 - screening of first recorded talk (vote here)
6:30 - discussion; Skype with conference attendees in NC
7:30 - live talk "Life in the Venn"
8:30 - discussion
9:00 - screening of second recorded talk (vote here)
10:00 - discussion, retreat to local pub
When & Where
Science Online Watch Party
Science Online 2013 Watch Parties are local events at which attendees can watch official sessions from the 2013 Science Online conference in North Carolina. Watch Parties are indepently organised, but coordinated by the main Science Online organisation. More info.