Upcoming science/sci-comm events

World Science Festival

World Science Festival will be in New York City on May 30th – June 3rd. Some events are sold out, but some still have tickets and some are free. I’ll try to go to a couple of events myself if I can.


Tweetups are very informal and open events – food and drinks only, not formal program – people interested in science, science communication, science policy, science journalism/writing/media, science blogging and social media, science education, scientific publishing, etc.

#DCSciTweetUp: If you are in Washington DC on May 31st, try to show up at the Pre-thirst #DCSciTweetUp – Dr. Matthew Francis is going to be in town to speak at Thirst DC and will come to chat with local scientists and science communicators at the Science Club, starting at 5:30pm.

Next #NYCSciTweetUp will be in New York City during the World Science Festival when guests are in town and locals are excited about science. We’ll meet on June 2nd. I’ll be there. Come by if you can.

Next #TriSciTweetup will be at The Looking Glass Cafe in Carrboro, NC on June 12th at 6pm.


The next #soNYC is on June 7, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM – the topic: Reaching out of the ivory tower.

The Story Collider

Next event, “I’m Not Science” will be at 8pm at Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY, on June 20th, 2012.


Next ScienceOnlineSeattle (Facebook, Twitter, blog, hashtag #soSEA) event will be announced soon The first event, “Shared Science” – was storified here and recorded here. The second event, “Dances with Data” was storified here and the video recording is here.


Next ScienceOnlineVancouver (Facebook, Twitter, blog, hashtag #soVAN) event will be on 12th June, 2012 from 19:00 to 21:00 Pacific time, at Science World at TELUS World of Science 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC Canada V6A 3Z7. The topic is: “Naked Science: Excuse me your science is showing” Livestream will be here.

You can find the video recording, Storify of tweets, and slideshows of presentations from the first event – “Where do you get your science?” – here. The second event, “Making contact” was recorded and storified here.


Next ScienceOnlineBayArea (Twitter, Facebook, blog, hashtag #soBAY) event will be about Science Crowdfunding, on June 21st.

The Storify of tweets of the first event – “Data Visualization and Data Journalism in Science” – is here. Second event, “Social Media for Science Outreach”, was on May 24th – Storify to come soon.

Science Writers 2012

Science Writers 2012, the NASW/CASW annual meeting, will be on October 26-30, 2012 in Raleigh, NC. Registration opens on August 15th.


ScienceOnline2013, the flagship event of the ScienceOnline community, will be in Raleigh, NC on January 31st – February 2nd. You can add your suggestions for the program on the planning wiki. Registration opens in fall.


ScienceOnlineTeen, focused on science education, will be on Saturday, April 13, 2013 in New York City. Registration is now open, and the deadline for the Logo Contest is August 1, 2012.


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