Of course, you can check out the entire list for yourself (already at 201 people!) but I will try to provide a little more information about everyone so, if you are attending, you may be on a special lookout for someone you really want to talk to or, if you are not attending, to see what you’re missing so you can tune in virtually next January and make a firm promise to yourself that you will try to make it in person next time.
Of course, you can get even more of a flavor if you read the interviews with past participants – many of whom will be coming back in 2010 – here they are from the 2008 meeting and the ScienceOnline09.
I thought I’d start the series in a logical way – getting the four of us organizers out of the way first. So here we go….
Anton Zuiker is a veteran blogger (see how many years back you can go in his archives!) particularly interested in medical blogging, foodblogging and storyblogging. But even more, he is interested in building a community – using online tools to get people together in real life. Thus, he organized a series of monthly blogger meetups over the years, the annual Blogger BBQ at his home, a Long Table series of events (just started last month), several blogging conferences and found BlogTogether.org, a community of North Carolina bloggers and online communicators that is the official organizer of the ScienceOnline conferences.
Anton is one of the first graduates of the Medical and Science Journalism Program at UNC and is currently the Manager of Internal Communications at the Duke University Health System. If that is not enough for you – the list gets longer on his About page….and of course, you can follow him on Twitter.
David Kroll is the Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences at North Carolina Central University, but if you are a regular reader of science blogs, you probably know him better as Abel PharmBoy of the Terra Sigilatta blog and the eponymous Twitter handle.
At ScienceOnline2010, David will co-moderate the session “Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Session: Engaging underrepresented groups in online science media.”