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Science 2.0 Conferencing

Why do conferences all tend to happen at the same time, hogging a couple of weekends per year, with vast chasms of free time in-between?

So, next weekend, there is going to be a lot of science content, including a science blogging session at YearlyKos. You’ll be able to meet Tara, Chris, Sean, Ed, Karmen and Lindsay there, among many others.

At the exactly the same time, Alex, PZ and I (and many others who have not made their participation public yet) will be at Science Foo Camp, down at Google campus in Montain View (no link as the site is not open for public yet). That was not an easy choice to make.

Then, nothing happens for months….

In late October, though, there are several overlapping events. Fortunately, they are not completely 100% overlapping, so I will be able to go to the last two days of the ASIS&T meeting to participate in a Science 2.0 session, after I am done with my Science 2.0 session at ConvergeSouth. I may even be able to squeeze in a day at The 2007 Microsoft eScience Workshop at RENCI in between the two.

Then nothing happens for months…

In January, I hope to see you at the Science Blogging Conference – I have still not heard about any overlaps between it an other meetings, and I hope it stays that way.