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Science Online unConference
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About the event
Wednesday, January 27th we will meet in the LearnCentral public Elluminate room at 6:30pm Pacific / 9:30pm Eastern time:
Bora Zivkovic will tell us the glorious story of organizing
Science Online unConference
, and will answer our questions about putting together, organizing, running and sustaining such events.
This active three-day event explored science on the Web brought together scientists, physicians, patients, educators, students, publishers, editors, bloggers, journalists,
, web developers, programmers and others to discuss, demonstrate and debate online strategies and tools for doing science, publishing science, teaching science, and promoting the public understanding of science.
Check out the blog and media coverage of the 2007 conference
. See what we did at the 2008 conference
and check the blog and media coverage of the 2008 conference
. Look around the ScienceOnline’09 wiki
and the blog and media coverage of the 2009 meeting
Interviews with a number of participants at the 2008 conference are
and with participants of the 2009 conference
Your questions here:
If you can't attend and still want to ask questions, please add them here:
What made you decide to organize this event?
So, how many human hours does it take?
What about sponsors?
How do you get your keynote speakers?
Host: Bora Zivkovic
Bora Zivkovic, more than anything else in the world, loves to write about himself in Third Person Singular.
Bora Zivkovic, better known online as 'Coturnix', writes on "A Blog Around The Clock" which is a fusion of his three old blogs:
Science And Politics
(a mix of science, politics, personal, blogging-about-blogging and miscellaneous stuff),
(chronobiology and medicine of sleep), and
The Magic School Bus
(academia and science education).
Bora was born in Belgrade, in (what used to be) Yugoslavia (now Serbia), where he trained horses, got his black belt in karate, and studied veterinary medicine. In 1991, just one week before the (first of many) wars broke out in the region, Bora emigrated to the USA. He got a MS degree in the Department of Zoology at North Carolina State University studying the physiology of circadian and photoperiodic timing in Japanese quail (
, hence the online handle), while taking a number of graduate classes in history and philosophy of biology as well. In the same year - 1998. - he became a US citizen.
Since arriving in the USA, Bora has been living somewhere in North Carolina, first in Hendersonville for a couple of months, then in Raleigh for 11 years, then in Cary for 9 months, and finally in Chapel Hill for the past six years. He has met Catharine, his wife-to-be and an NC native, on his first day in Raleigh. They have two children: son David (16) and daughter Ruth (13). They also have two dogs and a cat. Bora teaches introductory biology to adults at a North Carolina Wesleyan College, while his wife, after almost getting a degree in philosophy, decided to become an ICU nurse instead. They are avid readers and book collectors.
Bora's homepage is
. He can also be found on
. Feel freed to subscribe/follow/friend him on those services.
Bora got his job in the comment thread of one of his posts on this blog in the spring of 2007. He is now the Online Community Manager at
Public Lubrary of Science
, focusing mainly on
Bora has organized four globally renowned ScienceOnline conferences.
Bora is the series editor of The Open Laboratory - a series of annual anthologies of best writing from science, nature and medical blogs. You can see (and buy) the first three anthologies (and the fourth one is in preparation) from Lulu.com:
Bora is also serving as an external advisor to the
radio+Web science program, is a member of
and sometimes helps with the
Research Triangle Park
After all of the above, Bora Zivkovic still thinks that writing about himself in Third Person Singular is kinda fun.
This event is a part of the ongoing Math 2.0 interest group conversation series. Always-discussed topics:
principles of Math 2.0 teaching and learning
networks and communities creating social math objects
platforms for remote communication of this interest group
our projects and collaboration
publishing efforts and bibliography
help on how to format text
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