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SciBarCamp 2

by Michael Nielsen on April 20, 2009

Last year’s SciBarCamp was one of my favourite events ever – here’s a great explanation of why, from Jim Thomas. It’s on again this year, May 8-9, in Toronto. Take a look at the participant list, and sign up (space is limited)! Here’s more, from the organizers:

SciBarCamp is a gathering of scientists, artists, and technologists for a weekend of talks and discussions. The goal is to create connections between science, entrepreneurs and local businesses, and arts and culture.

In the tradition of BarCamps, otherwise known as “unconferences”, the program is decided by the participants at the beginning of the meeting, in the opening reception. SciBarCamp will require active participation; while not everybody will present or lead a discussion, everybody will be expected to contribute substantially – this will help make it a really creative event.

Our venue, Hart House, is a congenial space with plenty of informal areas to work or talk. The space, which made such a wonderful venue for last year’s SciBarCamp, is being made available through a collaboration with Science Rendezvous.

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