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Category archives for conferences

I’ve been reading both geoblogs and women-in-science blogs for a while, and watching the support networks grow around them. So when I looked through the Geological Society of America’s list of session topics for the 2009 annual meeting and saw one about “Techniques and Tools for Effective Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion of Women and Minorities…

Other people who are blogging about AGU

If you’re like me, and you’re currently not in San Francisco, listening to people discuss rapid coastal erosion in the Arctic or argue about whether or not an impact caused the Younger Dryas or show off cool imaging techniques to monitor active volcanoes… well, none of the geoscientists at Science Blogs is there, either. But…

From the American Geophysical Union’s Twitter feed ( @theAGU ): Looking for a geoblogger to discuss blogging at Communicating your Science workshop Sunday Dec. 13 morning #AGU09 Contact mjvinas@agu.org (I’m not going. Have fun in San Francisco – I’ll be at home, grading.)

No, I’m not going to AGU this year. But if you are, AGU has activities for bloggers. From Maria-José Viñas, AGU’s public affairs coordinator: 1) We have scheduled a free geobloggers’ lunch for Wednesday, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM at the San Francisco Marriott, Pacific H Room. Right now, it’s just a socializing event —…

I’m back from the Geological Society of America annual meeting, and I promised to blog about my session. So… here it is. Techniques and tools for effective recruitment, retention, and promotion of women and minorities in the geosciences. It’s a mouthful, and included a lot of different perspectives, from information on the state of diversity…

I’m heading home tomorrow, and I’ve finally got a little time to blog. Here’s quick summary of the sessions I went to on Sunday (the first day of the meeting). Detachment Dynamics: heat, deformation, and fluids in extensional systems: Where continental crust stretches apart, steep normal faults join at depth into detachment systems: shear zones…

Why scientific meetings?

So I’ve been at the Geological Society of America annual meeting for a day and a half. The main part of the meeting just began this morning; yesterday I went to a short course about science education research. And now, after half a morning of talks, I’m taking a break to 1) revise things in…

It’s Earth Science Week

Blogging geoscience meetings

Over the past year, as live-blogging and live-tweeting conferences have become more common, scientific societies have had to figure out what to do about bloggers. What are we? We don’t usually wear press badges (although there are professional journalists who blog, and there are bloggers who write about new research in a way that’s similar…

The August edition of Geological Society of America’s monthly online news, GSA Connection, has just been posted. There’s lots of useful news, but this one might be crucial: Sign up now if you need childcare during the Annual Meeting! If minimum attendance is not met, the program may be canceled, so please don’t delay. KiddieCorp…