Posts Tagged ‘bloggers’

#Sciopartners Continued: Conference Connections For Life Science Bloggers And Companies

#Sciopartners Continued: Conference Connections For Life Science Bloggers And Companies

My recent trip to the ScienceOnline conference to make the #Sciopartners presentation was cut short due to travel difficulties and I didn’t get to meet as many of the attendees as I would have liked to. I started thinking about how I’ve made connections with bloggers outside of that meeting in the past, and Tweetups, etc. at other life science conferences have helped a lot. I had an ‘aha’ moment shortly after these neurons fired and realized we could be a conduit for life science bloggers and companies to meet. The fact that communication is moving online makes in person meetings all the more valuable for maintaining relationships. Media shifts bring opportunities for both bloggers and companies to work together to advance scientific research. We created two word clouds for this post’s image based on these two partners’ online content, with the largest words representing the most popular topics. For the word cloud on the left in black, we used content from 4 major life science company websites: Sigma Aldrich, Life Technologies, Bio-Rad, Affymetrix, and New England Biolabs. The right word cloud in white is from Researchblogging and represents the topics written about there. Like any partnership, the two halves […]

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Can Bloggers and Life Science Companies Form Partnerships? Our Session at ScienceOnline 2011 #scio11

Last weekend I attended the ScienceOnline 2011 conference in North Carolina and it was amazing. 250 Bloggers, authors, educators, and journalists, all with a passion for online science, getting together ‘unconference‘ style to discuss the status and the future of communication in this medium. While I had a fantastically fun time, I was there to help understand how to bridge life science companies and bloggers. My interview with Science in the Triangle and the slideshare presentation (with audio) from the session are both below and describe our goals and progress at the conference. Brian Krueger from LabSpaces and Kristy Meyer from Sigma helped with planning and surveys we did in preparation for our Sunday session, and they led a related session on Saturday (their summaries of the Saturday session are linked to their names). Tricia Kenny from Life Technologies also helped with planning but was unable to attend. We had a small crowd, likely due to the fact that we were opposite a popular session about science blog networks. I was told by several bloggers and blog network managers that they really wanted to come and have a lot of interest in hearing the outcome, so I’m very optimistic about […]

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Constructively Deconstructing the #BIO2010 Convention

Get the Tweetcloud widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info) I have blogged at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) convention for three years now (see posts here), and I am always very grateful that they give me a pass in exchange for blogging. It’s a great experience for me all around–learning, meeting, and getting exposure for Comprendia and the San Diego Biotechnology Network. You may have heard that this year the media, including me, were shut out from the keynote sessions featuring Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Al Gore. I was incredibly disappointed as two of these are big heroes of mine (I’ll let you guess which ones). Two of my friends/colleagues gave feedback: Christiane Truelove and Mike Spear. I recently wrote an open letter to life science conferences with suggestions for improving them, and wanted to give an update and some examples specific to the BIO 2010 convention and how it could be improved. Improve website information. It is very difficult to find information on the BIO 2010 website. For example, I was interested in finding all of the attendees from San Diego at the conference, and this was near […]

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