home 2017, Nature, Social Web Biotweeps Hosts Online Convo June 28-30 #BTCon17

Biotweeps Hosts Online Convo June 28-30 #BTCon17

Poster: #BTCon17

Publisher’s note – We will be updating this preview with highlights and links. Suggestions are welcome in comments. 

Biotweeps hosts its online #BTCon17 conference this week June 28-30.

The conference runs three days:
Day 1 features 12 invited presenters;
Day 2 features 40 presenters;
Day 3 features science writers and artists.

Presenters will use the hashtag #BTCon17 which will be used to track all participants throughout the conference. The main @biotweeps Twitter account will be re-tweeting presentations, thanks to the work of  @natbat. Attendees can also simply follow the hashtag on Twitter or in a relevant program. The conference will then be archived.

A pdf of the conference programme can be downloaded here as a PDF.

Background

Biotweeps (@biotweeps) is one of the most rewarding accounts to follow on Twitter as the account features a different biologist every week. The result is a lively discussion and review of important issues and research. The account continues to grow in popularity and has achieved notable successes in spawning collaborations between curators and followers, media outreach, and broad engagement across the Twitterverse.

Schedule:

All times are given in UTC. Click here for a world time converter. Click the highlighted text for more details, including links to speakers and abstracts.

28th June
0800 – 2000: Invited presenters

29th June
0600 – 0800: Session 1
0900 – 1030: Session 2
1130 – 1300: Session 3
1400 – 1530: Session 4
1630 – 1830: Session 5
1930 – 2200: Session 6

30th June
0900 – 1000: Science writers
1300 – 1500: #sciencesentence
1700 – 2100: Science artists

#sciencesentence

What is  #sciencesentence? It’s a chance for followers of the conference to join the conversation. Can you sum up your science in fewer than 140 characters? Give it a go, and use the #sciencesentence hashtag. Infographics are allowed, links to videos, journals or additional text are not. Let’s get some conversations started!

Key Links
https://biotweep.wordpress.com
https://biotweep.wordpress.com/btcon17
https://twitter.com/biotweeps

 

Wiki
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/biotweeps
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/biodiversity
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/scicomm

Questions

Any recommendations for remote participants? How does one prepare and interact with the conference?

Will there be live and recorded video? Hangouts? Periscope? Other?

Will there be curated Twitter moments?

Focusing on biodiversity conservation, is anyone focusing on travel and tourism? Is anyone focusing on parks and protected areas? Planeta.com is keen on highlighting research on impact (positive and negative) as well creating place-based resource guides.

 

Slideshare

Artwork / Cue Yourself
#scicomm = Science Communication
#BTCon17

Embedded Tweets

 

Twitter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *