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ScienceOnline2011 is coming…

…and requests any help you can provide to organize this great event. We are slated to brain storm on ways that we here at OpenHelix might be able to help, but I also wanted to post the plea in hopes that some of our readers will also pick up the cause. So with no further delay:

We’re looking forward to ScienceOnline2011, the fifth and, we hope, biggest and best conference yet.

But, we need your help….So, we’re appealing to the community, and hoping for some crowdsourced assistance. Here are 10 ways to help us:

  1. Fix the logo. The ScienceOnline2010 logo looked great, but had a serious flaw — the fancy atom couldn’t print on a non-white background. We need someone with Photoshop or Illustrator expertise to rebuild the logo and customize it for  ScienceOnline2011 (notice we’ve reduced the size and placement of the atom).
  2. Design the T-shirt — be creative — and arrange for printing and delivery (and maybe help find a sponsor to underwrite the costs).
  3. Be the webmaster for this site, and help us make it more compelling.
  4. Be the webmaster for the planning wiki, and help us get the look and feel there to match this site. Also on the wiki, add your program ideas and tell us if you’d like to be a session discussion leader.
  5. Find a sponsor. Download the ScienceOnline2011 info sheet and share with companies, organizations, institutions and individuals who might be willing to become a sponsor of the conference — have them contact me (zuiker@gmail.com). While you’re at it, visit the ScienceOnline2010 sponsors (logos linked here) and share your appreciation for their past support.
  6. Find a donor willing to help us order lots of Flip video cameras. At ScienceOnline2010, we were able to give out a couple dozen cameras in exchange for short videos of conference participants (see this post, for example, and more examples here). Or, donate your gently used Flip cameras.
  7. Find a North Carolina organization willing to be our institutional partner (meaning our checkbook — accept sponsorship checks, write a few dozen checks to pay our bills, earn our admiration and gratitude).
  8. Offer another way to help. Use the Contact form to let us know about your talents, interests and experiences, and how we can put those to use in planning the conference.
  9. Help someone in your community learn to blog, tweet or make use of social networking tools (Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr). Why? ScienceOnline2011 is a BlogTogether event, and we want the spirit of conversation to spread (read this essay for background).
  10. Sign up for updates so you can be the first to know when registration opens. Tweet, blog and tell your friends, too.

You can read the full original post here.

FYI: The Third Annual JGI User Meeting is coming up

JGI_meet_imageHey, just a quick post to let you know about the upcoming user meeting for the Joint Genome Institute, which is occurring March 26-28th in Walnut Creek, CA. I’ve blogged about the JGI’s phenominal Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) resource & that will be discussed as well as LOTS of other interesting stuff. You can check out the meeting announcement & maybe meet some of the OpenHelix gang there!