OpenLab 2008 and ScienceOnline 2009

By Bora Zivkovic

First, there was the First NC Science Blogging Conference. Then, there was the Second NC Science Blogging Conference. And yes, we will have the Third one - renamed ScienceOnline’09 to better reflect the scope of the meeting: this time bigger and better than ever.


ScienceOnline’09 will 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, writers, publishers, Web developers and others to discuss, demonstrate and debate online strategies and tools for promoting the public understanding of science.

The conference is organized jointly by BlogTogether, the North Carolina bloggers’ group, and WiSE @ Duke, the Women in Science and Engineering organization at Duke University, with help from Sigma Xi and other sponsors.

The people behind the organization are Anton Zuiker, Bora Zivkovic (aka Coturnix) and Abel Pharmboy, with additional generous help by Brian Russell and Paul Jones.

The conference homepage/wiki is now live! Go and explore!

Registration is free and it is now open - go and Register right now!

See who has already registered.

Help us develop the Program.

Perhaps your organization/company would like to be a sponsor? Or you’d like to volunteer?

Just like last two times, we are preparing the publication of the Science Blogging Anthology and, this time, we’ll try to really have it ready and up for sale at the conference itself. This year’s Guest Editor is Jennifer Rohn and you should really start submitting your entries now.

For news and updates about the conference (and anthology), follow the ScienceOnline09 blog, or the Facebook Event page, or the FriendFeed room or check Bora’s SO’09 category on his blog.

Hope to see many of you in January!