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Doing science communication right

In mid-November, the National Academy of Sciences hosted its latest Keck Futures Initiative conference—a periodic meeting of scholars from across the science spectrum (with funding support from the WM Keck Foundation). The purpose of these meetings is to break down barriers, create an impetus for greater collaboration, and stimulate discovery through the pursuit of bold, new ideas. This is science communication done right. I was privileged to take part in…

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Fifth Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference

When: Sept 9-10, 2014 Where: University of Washington, Seattle, WA Registration: pnwclimateconference.org The PNW Climate Science Conference annually brings together more than 250 researchers and practitioners from around the region to discuss scientific results, challenges, and solutions related to the impacts of climate on people, natural resources, and infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest. It is the region’s premier opportunity for a cross-disciplinary exchange of knowledge and ideas about regional climate,…

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Proceedings from 2013 British scicomm conference

The British Science Association has posted the proceedings from its 2013 science communication conference. Click here to the source version of this list. Reports Conference ebook Conference report Podcast Listen to the 2013 podcast, hosted by Louise Ogden, Web Editor, British Science Association. Podcast Powered By Podbean  Blog posts “Challenge, don’t worship, the chiefs and high priestesses of science” – Alice Bell, Guardian “Science communicators do it for the public”…

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nSCI Hosting Conference on Science Journals

Conference wrap-up and presentations Join us for an important and groundbreaking conference on the current state of academic journal publishing, covering: The impact of rising journal subscription costs on libraries and research Journals and intellectual property rights: Can (or should) federally-funded research be locked away? Is it possible to improve access while still protecting copyright, intellectual property and discovery? Open source and open access growth and models The impact of…

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The Science of Science Communication II

Climate change. . . evolution . . . the obesity crisis . . . nanotechnology: These are but a few of the scientific topics dominating the world stage today. Yet discourse surrounding these and other science-based issues is often overwhelmed by controversy and conflicting perceptions, hampering understanding and action. The continuing challenges facing scientists, professional communicators, and the interested public as they seek to exchange information about science has resulted…

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SC12 Computing Conference

For 24 years, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (or SC for short) has been at the forefront in gathering the best and brightest minds in supercomputing together, with our unparalleled technical papers, tutorials, posters and speakers. SC12 will take a major step forward not only in supercomputing, but in super-conferencing, with everything designed to make the 2012 conference the most ‘you’ friendly conference in…

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Parterning for Cures 2011

  On November 6-8 in New York, Partnering for Cures will bring together leaders from all sectors in medical research with, as the conference website describes, “the express purpose of making collaboration happen – collaborations that must happen if we are to speed up the time it takes to turn discoveries in to treatments and cures.” This year’s participants include: Philanthropists and investors seeking to invest their funds in a…

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Brilliance in BioCommunications

Come to Phoenix on June 1-4 for the 2011 combined meeting of the BioCommunications Association,  Association of Biomedical Communications Directors and the Health and Science Communications Association! The conference will showcase some of the finest, most interesting applications of creativity and technology used to solve communication challenges in healthcare and science. Who should attend? Biocommunications professionals and students in: Media Production and Distribution (photography/graphics/video) Website Development Communications Management Distance Learning/E-learning…

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