ScienceOnline’09 recently held a three day science blogging "un-conference" from Jan 16-18, 2009 at the Sigma Xi Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina with over 200 in attendance. The SC09 wiki states that their goal is: "to bring together scientists, bloggers, educators, students, journalists and others to discuss, demonstrate and debate online strategies and tools for promoting the public understanding of science."

The tone is collaborative with open discussion. Interactions are encouraged during every presentation or demonstration. Presenters and attendees are encouraged to help develop the event's wiki by adding to it prior, during and after the event. There were four tracks that included: science blogging, science communication and education, doing and publishing science and show-and-tell quick sessions. Topics discussed ranged from science communication, literacy, history, open access, pop-sci, online persona, gender in science, popularization of science, and science in classrooms. SciVee was given the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion with Jove titled "Not just text – image, sound and video in peer-reviewed literature" where the attendees posed questions and gave feeback about their perspectives on the use of video in scientific communication.

The organizers, Anton Zuiker (BlogTogether and Duke Medicine), Bora Zivkovic (Public Library of Science) and David Kroll (North Carolina Central University) put ScienceOnline together and it is its third year running. For further information see: http://scienceonline09.com/

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