Call for Sponsors

Are you working for a company or institution in the field of science, or do you want to reach the thought leaders in science online? We are looking for sponsorship partners for our Science Online London 2010 conference on 3-4 September (Fri/Sat) at the British Library in St Pancras, London. Last year, our sponsors included institutions and companies like the Royal Institution of Great Britain, CrossRef, NESTA, AAAS/Science, and BioData.

As a sponsor, you will gain exposure to key scientific bloggers, communicators and thought leaders. Given the nature of the audience, we anticipate plenty of media coverage and ‘buzz’ through social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, FriendFeed and blogs. The conference is a golden opportunity to demonstrate that your company is a supporter of such tools for scientific communication, and a chance to promote your brands, products and services to an audience of passionate communicators.

If you would like to participate as a sponsor of Science Online London 2010 please contact Victor Henning (victor.henning@mendeley.com).

SoLo2010 Coming Cast!

As we are all getting excited about Science Online London 2010, here is a quick wrap up of the key facts:

The conference will start on Friday, 3rd of September with the registration at 9.00 am and will last until Saturday, 4th of September, with the closing remarks given at 5.00 pm.

Conference Programme
A detailed programme including abstracts of the sessions and information on the speakerscan be found on our website.

As you may have noticed, we’re having three Breakout Sessions with several parallel breakouts. In order to be better able to plan which breakout should be in which room, please let us know which of the parallel breakouts you are most likely to attend. The survey is by no means binding, and you may still attend any session you like.

Unconference Sessions
On the Saturday afternoon starting at 1:15pm, we will hold a series of un-conference sessions. These are sessions suggested by delegates during the conference. So if you feel that there’s something missing from the conference programme that you’d be happy to lead a discussion session on, bring the idea to the conference. If you’d like to use slides to accompany the discussion, please bring them along on a USB stick. However, we can’t guarantee your idea will be picked. We will canvass for ideas on the Friday morning, hold the vote in the afternoon, and then hold the sessions on the Saturday afternoon.

Organizational Details
Science Online London 2010 is being hosted by the British Library at 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB. Please note that Science Online takes place not in the main building, but in the British Library Conference Centre. For more information on how not to get lost, please visit the British Library website.

In the conference center there will be free access to the British Library’s wifi. There will be no password required, so you can easily go online (and make use of everbody’s favorite hashtag #solo10) whenever you like. However, we do not provide laptops, so be prepared to bring your own if necessary.

Food will be provided for, as you will get breakfast and lunch on both days. For a list of bars and pubs nearby please have a look at Timeout‘s website.

The Fringe Programme
Last but not least we have put together an exciting Fringe Programme. On Thursday afternoon, the Royal Society organizes a tour through the exhibition “The Royal Society: 350 Years of Science” (go here for more information and the signup). In the evening, we’re visiting the Diamond Light Source Synchrotron near Oxford (information and signup here). If you would prefer to just go for a drink, we’d like to invite you to join us on our pub crawl. Please check out this Nature forum for further information and drop us a line if you’d like to join in. Unfortunately it’s already fully booked, but there’s also a Fringe-Frivolous Rooftop Debatewith free drinks and discussions on the Mendeley roofterrace on Friday evening. You can still get on the waiting list on the Nature Network forum.

We’re looking forward to meeting you all on Friday!

Science Online London

How is the web changing science? Join us at Science Online London 2011 to find out.

nature.com and Digital Science are thrilled to present the fourth annual Science Online London – an event dedicated to exploring the ways in which the Web has transformed scientific research and communication. The conference will take place September 2-3 at the British Library.

This year’s Science Online will bring together a global mix of technologists, data curators, science communicators and researchers to discuss issues surrounding how science is carried out and communicated online. The two day event will include keynotes talks, discussion panels, community-driven sessions, workshops and fringe events providing plenty of opportunities to learn new skills, share ideas and network with with a diverse group of attendees.

We hope you’ll join us.

Check out coverage of last year’s event on Flickr, and follow the conference on Twitter @soloconf(official hashtag #solo11).

Science Online London 2011
2-3 September, 2011
British Library
St. Pancras
London