How fantastic does it feel to be part of a community which not only embraces science, but is happy to invest these kinds of precious resources in it?
The Science Bloggers Caucus, moderated by the brilliant and delightful Dr. Tara Smith, begins at 4:30 PM on Thursday, August 2, in room 106-a. This is a critical event where we discuss how best to harness our new media to promote legitimate science while preempting pseudo-scientific dreck.
Science Blogs will have an exhibit on the floor. SB signs up new bloggers from time to time. So, students, writers, bloggers, or scientists, consider stopping by to introduce yourself, see if there's any science bling, and make some contacts! Speaking of writing, a limited number of signed copies of the e-book Kosmos, brimming with science and exquisite artwork, will be at the YK Bookstore.
The YearlyKos 2007 Science Panel featuring author and journalist Chris Mooney, Dr. Sean Carroll, and my good friend Ed Brayton begins at 2:30 PM on Friday, August 3, in room 403 a & b. Chris Mooney will be signing his great new book Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, And The Battle Over Global Warming shortly after. Blogger/photographer Lindsey Beyerstein will be on hand to capture it in leptons. The next day is a science rich environment!
- Energize America: From Concepts to Action
Moderator: Adam Siegel
Panelists: Jerome Guillet, George Karayanis, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauerv
Saturday (August 4) 9:15 AM, room 401a, b, & c
- Global Warming Politics
Moderator: David Roberts
Panelists: Bill McKibben, Kit Batten, U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee
Saturday at 10:30 AM, room 105a, b, &c
- Bird Flu: The Hope, The Hype and the Science
Moderator: Dr. Greg Dworkin AKA Daily Kos contributing editor DemFromCT
Panelists: Michael Greger, Laura Segal, Dave Ozonoff
Saturday at 9:15 AM, room 101a & b
- Forging Links to an Alternative Food Chain
Moderator: Jill Richardson AKA popular diarest Orangeclouds
Panelists: Kerry Trueman, Marion Nestle, Tom Philpott, U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey
Saturday at 9:15 AM, room 402a & b