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Thank you for making ScienceOnline happen

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Conference | 1 comment

Today marks the end of my role as a leader of ScienceOnline. (See this and this about my stepping away.) I have enjoyed this endeavor, especially because of the talented, smart, thoughtful and funny individuals we’ve met along the way. Indeed, it’s the people who have made ScienceOnline a joy and a success. It’s you who have made science fun for me. So, it seems appropriate to end my time with ScienceOnline by posting another installment in the annual Thank Them – They Made ScienceOnline Happen roundup. Each year since...

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ScienceOnline Brain Postponed to 2015

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Conference, News, Program & Events | 0 comments

In an effort to make ScienceOnline Brain (ScioBrain) the best it can be, the Board of Directors of ScienceOnline have decided to postpone the conference until the summer of 2015. This decision was made in part to allow more time for fundraising. With more preparation, we will be seeking to increase participation in the conference and will be seeking a larger venue that can accommodate up to 200 attendees, and an institutional or university host partner as we have had for previous conferences. We are exploring two or three options, but welcome...

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Board response to #sciosafe Open Letter

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in News | Comments Off

The ScienceOnline community is full of people who are passionate and inspired about our mission. We’re grateful for that level of commitment, and we know that it is also shared by the community participants from the #sciosafe discussion session that took place at ScienceOnline Together 2014. The ScienceOnline board received (as an email) an open letter from some of the people who had participated in that discussion (and others who joined their concerns online). We aim to answer the concerns of that letter here as thoroughly as possible, with...

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Announcement: Open Lab Anthology is available as ePub

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in News, Projects | 0 comments

On February 28 2014 ScienceOnline released The Open Laboratory 2013: The Best of Science Writing on the Web. It’s available now on the Creatavist site. This year for the first time the annual compendium of excellent science communication appears as an ebook, created on the Creatavist publishing tool and downloadable for $6.99 in all major ebook formats. Attendees to the ScienceOnline2014 conference received coupons for free copies of the book. Edited and with an introduction by author and science blogger Scott Huler, the collection includes...

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ScienceOnline Together 2014: A view from the board

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Last week’s conference was my fourth time attending ScienceOnline, and my first time as a board member. For me, the conference remained the unique experience it’s always been — a convivial meeting ground for scientists, writers, students, and those passionate about science to exchange ideas about how their work can flourish online. But it’s also true that, as many of you know, it’s been a rough few months for ScienceOnline as both an organization and a community. After three women courageously stepped forward...

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ScienceOnline Board Announcement (March 5, 2014)

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Board Update 3/5/2014 Anton Zuiker will step down from being Chairman of the Board of ScienceOnline effective March 28, 2014. He will remain in a non-voting, advisory capacity as a founder of the organization. We are grateful to Anton for his years of vision, dedication, and sacrificial service to ScienceOnline. Scott Rosenberg will assume the chairman role. Anton Zuiker had informed the ScienceOnline Board (at the beginning of February 2014) and today publicly (Mar 5, 2014: A Retraction, Stepping Back, and Looking Forward) his need to focus...

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Books at ScienceOnline Together 2014

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Conference | 0 comments

Books at ScienceOnline Together 2014

We may spend a lot of time online, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to hold and read a physical book! Every year at the ScienceOnline conference we curate a list of science books (& a few apps/games) to highlight. Many of these are written in the previous year by attendees or are just about to be released. Some are books that dovetail with the discussions in our sessions. During the conference we have the opportunity to thumb through these books… and at the end of the conference everyone walks away with at least one...

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What’s ahead: ScienceOnline Together 2014 and the morning CONVERGE sessions

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Conference | 0 comments

ScienceOnline Together 2014 begins in a little more than two weeks. And when it does, each day of the conference will kick off with the CONVERGE session – the morning event that rallies all 450 attendees together to start the day with short talks from exciting speakers who help to frame the day’s discussions. These CONVERGE sessions will be streamed live at http://scienceonline.com/live/ so everyone else can listen in, no matter where you are. So please plan to join us. Here’s who we’ll be hearing from: On Thurs., Feb. 27 at...

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Why they joined: our board members explain

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in News | 0 comments

We asked our newest board members to share more about why they’ve joined ScienceOnline and how they’d like to help the organization fulfill our mission. Scott Rosenberg Why did you decide to serve as a ScienceOnline Board Member? I first came to ScienceOnline in January 2011. I’d written one book about technology and one about blogging; when the blogging book came out, people kept saying to me, “But blogging is dead, isn’t it?” and I’d say, “No, don’t be ridiculous.” When I heard...

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Mark Benerofe joins ScienceOnline board of directors

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Mark Benerofe joins ScienceOnline board of directors

ScienceOnline is pleased to welcome Mark Benerofe to the Board of Directors, effective Nov. 15, 2013. Mr. Benerofe will serve a one-year term, which may be renewed annually for up to three years. Benerofe previously served as executive producer of TEDMED 2012 in Washington, D.C., and as senior adviser to companies including Cleveland Heart Lab. “We’re excited to work with Mark and to draw on his long and successful history of leadership at major media organizations and internet startups,” said Karyn Traphagen, ScienceOnline co-founder and...

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