SciBarCamp 2009, this weekend
It came up real fast and with short notice, but it'll be great
After the success of the first SciBarCamp in Toronto, we're hosting another event here, this time in collaboration with Science Rendezvous.
SciBarCamp is a gathering of scientists, artists, and technologists for a day of talks and discussions. The second SciBarCamp event will take place at Hart House at the University of Toronto on May 9th, 2009, with an opening reception on the evening of May 8th. The goal is to create connections between science, entrepreneurs and local businesses, and arts and culture.
One of the topics we will be exploring this year is "Open Science", but we welcome any suggestions from participants. After all, in the tradition of BarCamps (see BarCamp.org for more information), the program is decided by the participants at the beginning of the meeting, in the opening reception on May 8th. SciBarCamp will require active participation; while not everybody will present or lead a discussion, everybody will be expected to contribute substantially - this will help make it a really creative event.
To get an impression of what to expect at SciBarCamp, read this review about last year's event, or look at the list of blog posts by attendees.
Attendance is free, but there is only space for around 100 people, so please register by sending an email to Eva Amsen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name and contact details. Please include a link to your blog or your organization's webpage that we can display with your name on the participants list.