Hello folks at world!
Greetings from sunny North Carolina (yes, ‘sunny’), where men are real men, women are real women, and science bloggers come to pay homage to the blogfather. Yup, it’s Science Online 2011, where I am but one of a 14-strong British contingent.
The conference is only just underway, and this morning there are some tours of local attractions, so there’s not a lot to report yet. There was a storming keynote yesterday evening though, by Robert Krulwich, NPR’s Science Desk correspondent. He talked mainly about RadioLab, which was moving and inspiring, and as an added bonus Jenny and I chatted with him at breakfast this morning. A little Oberlin connection goes a long ways.
The hug from Henry to Bora has been passed on, and I’ve already caught up with Brian Malow and Joanne Manaster; we have been plotting. But the main business of the conference—for me, at least—is to shoot some video. As I said a couple of days ago, I’m going to be helping Jenny and Karen James interview working women scientists. So, if you’re at Scio11, and you see any of these:
please nobble me and don’t let me go until you’ve been filmed.
Right, now off to see what’s happening. More later!