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WID hosts ScienceOnline Watch Party

WID and the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication are bringing the popular, international science communication conference ScienceOnline to the campus and local community.

This annual conference in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina gathers together scientists, students, educators, physicians, journalists, librarians, bloggers, programmers and others interested in the way the World Wide Web is changing the way science is communicated, taught and done.

When: Jan. 31-Feb.1, 2013

Where: Upstairs, Discovery Building

This watch party is free and open to the public for the UW–Madison campus. Participants will have access to live conference video streams and foster group-oriented discussions as a part of the larger ScienceOnline conversation.

We encourage undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, local professionals and anyone interested in the topic to attend.

Follow @ScienceOnline and #scio13 to tap into the discussion.

You can also follow WID’s Twitter @WIDiscovery to check out chats going on during the Watch Party.

Resources: ScienceOnline Central

Registration will be open until there is no more space at the event.

Times and descriptions:


9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Narrative: What is it? How do science writers use it?

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Helping Scientists ‘Do’ Outreach

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Why Won’t the Science Deficit Model Die?

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Blogging for the Long Haul


Times and descriptions:

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Formal Science Education, Information Science Education and Science Writing

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Using Altmetrics to Tell the Full Story of Your Research Impact

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Persuading the Unpersuadable: Communicating Science to Deniers, Cynics, and Trolls

Questions? Email us or call (608) 316-4676