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Sunday
Nov142010

Science Online 2011

I was interested in meeting some other online science folks and I had heard through the twittoblograpevine®  that the Science Online 2011 conference registration was opening soon, so I marked my calendar with a reminder to register.  Come last Wednesday at 12 o’clock, sure enough off goes the alarm.  I sidle over to the site and register on my lunch hour, figuring that if I put it off I might just forget.  My registration goes through at 12.37pm and after its done I note that I am number 223 in the list of attendees.  What, what?!  223 people in 37 minutes?  Next thing I know, I get a Tweet that registration is closed, sold-out at the maximum 300 participants at 12.44.  Yikes!  Either online science folks are über-connected, or this is one seriously popular conference. I suspect a bit of both, but I never guessed that registering would be like 14yos trying to score tickets for a Justin Bieber concert.

Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster for Outlook reminders, I am one of the lucky ones.  I signed up to teach a workshop on Prezi, my favourite presentation software (Powerpoint is dead to me).  And Research Triangle Park NC, I’ll see you in January 2011.  I am already working on some good Aussie sea shanties to contribute…

Reader Comments (1)

Yeah, it fills up fast. I'm excited to meet you in person! See you in January.
November 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWhySharksMatter

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