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#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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Four Ways To Attract And Engage Life Scientists For Your Next Event

Four Ways To Attract And Engage Life Scientists For Your Next Event

We’ve been organizing life science events for more than 3 years now and we see the need more than ever to help biotech researchers and professionals network. Creating an engaging event with notoriously shy people isn’t always easy, and we’ve had both missteps and real winning ideas. We’d like to see more successful events being held and see a real opportunity for organizations and companies to get involved. Here are four ways we’ve found to get scientists to attend, engage, and get more out of events, which benefits all involved. Speed Networking. If you’ve done speed dating, you’ll get this easily. Check out our post on the San Diego Biotechnology Network site for all the details, and here is the rundown. Arrange tables in a “U” shape and place chairs matched across the table on the inside and outside. Have everyone take a seat and make sure all have partners, then give them 4 minutes to talk. Prep them by telling them to bring lots of business cards and to craft a 30 second ‘elevator speech’ to describe who they are and what they’re looking for. Bring a timer and use a microphone to announce the 4 minute warning–you’ll get […]

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