Many people have contributed striking logos for the Polymath wiki. It seems to me that there’s now enough suggestions to have a good conversation about which logo to use, and (perhaps) how the logos could be improved, if that’s what people want. I suggest having that conversation at the talk page for the logo.
Month: April 2011
Speaking about open science
Over the next few months, Iâ€™ll be giving talks to help raise awareness of open science in many cities in North America and Europe: what open science is, what the benefits are, what the obstacles are, and how we can overcome those obstacles.
If youâ€™re interested in having me speak in your city, Iâ€™d like to hear from you. Please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a sampler of the kind of talk I can give, see my talk at TEDxWaterloo. That talk was for a general audience â€“ Iâ€™m also interested in speaking to audiences of scientists in all disciplines, to librarians, to people in technology companies and organizations, to people in government. Iâ€™d also love to meet people everywhere who are working on open science projects!
My speaking is being supported through a generous grant from the Information Program of the Open Society Institute, with assistance from York University.
As a result of this support, there will be no speakerâ€™s fee. Furthermore, if your organization does not have a budget to support travel, that should not be a barrier.
The following talk gives a short introduction to open science, and an explanation of why I believe it’s so important for our society. The talk is intended for a general audience, and was given at the very stimulating and enjoyable TEDxWaterloo event held in the Waterloo region, just outside Toronto, in March of 2011.