WATCH PARTY LOCATIONS
Santa Cruz, CA
Oregon State University
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Auckland, New Zealand
Burlington, (Toronto area) Ontario
Not everyone is able to be physically present at the ScienceOnline2013 conference in Raleigh, NC (Jan 30-Feb 2, 2013), but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate! We value conversation and want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to join in.
We want to encourage local groups to organize Watch Parties where 25, 50 or more people meet together and watch ScienceOnline2013 sessions that we video-capture. The Watch Parties will be able to access the sessions via a special video-on-demand that we will have set up. The idea is for you to watch a session together and then talk about the topic amongst yourselves…just as the attendees at the conference will have done during the session.
After your Watch Party we will ask you to send us a summary of what YOU talked about, so we can include that in the conference materials that are generated from the event. We are putting together an ePub with insights and shared resources that come from each session. Every Watch Party attendee will receive access to the ePub.
The fee for a Watch Party is $100 per venue (this will help cover some of the production and streaming costs). We encourage you to find a sponsor for this amount or use a ticket service like EventBrite to cover the cost.
We plan to capture the following sessions (for full descriptions, view our online schedule here):
Thursday, January 31
Blogging for the long haul
Friday, February 1
Saturday, February 2
PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer taking applications for new Watch parties. Thank you for your interest! If there is not a Watch Party in your area, you can still watch some of the ScienceOnline2013 conference. We will have a few unrestricted, public videos available. We will be broadcasting (and then archiving) the CONVERGE sessions for everyone to enjoy. The video broadcast will be found at scienceonline.com/live during the conference.