Late last night we opened the registration for the 2nd Science Blogging Conference, to be held on January 19th, 2008 on the Sigma Xi campus (publishers of ‘American Scientist’) in the Research Triangle Park which is officially on the territory of Durham, NC.
To register, go to the registration form and fill out the details.
To see who is already registered, go here.
If you will be here on day before, on Friday, January 18th and want to join us for dinner, add you name to this list.
If you are on Facebook, join the Conference Event and invite your friends. Some of the news will be disseminated that way as well as on the BlogTogether blog. We will appreciate it if you could spread the word in whichever medium you are most comfortable – word of mouth, e-mail, online social networks, or your own blogs.
I know September 1st is a holiday, but opening the registration today will save our server as thousands of interested participants will spread themselves over a few days instead of all logging on at the same time This way, those of you who are perpetually online and get your information on blogs (and Facebook, etc.) will be able to get the first dibs, while the advertising for others will start on September 4th.
The wiki is ready for you to explore. The conference program is building up nicely – we secured some spectacular speakers and session leaders and are in negotiations with some others. Feel free to edit the bottom of that wiki page with your own ideas. Suggest a session and offer to lead it.
Of course, as the conference promises to be much bigger than last year (due to the media coverage after the first one – see this page for blog and media coverage) we need to cover the increased expenses (and provide food, swag, etc.), so if you and your organization are willing to be sponsors, please let us know.
And, we are planning to have the second Science Blogging Anthology released in time for the conference, so submit the best science posts written by you or by your favorite bloggers for our consideration.
If you blog about the conference, please make sure that ‘scienceblogging’ is somewhere in your text (or links) so Technorati can pick it up. That is also the tag for Flickr and other spaces.