SciBarCamp

Tomorrow I’m driving to Toronto to participate in the first-ever SciBarCamp, which is basically a science barcamp (user-generated conference/unconference).

On Friday evening, we’ll brainstorm session ideas for the weekend. I expect the sessions will be more conversational than at a typical conference, which is what I prefer. If I lead a session, it will probably be about how virtual worlds are being used by and for the sciences.

The current list of participants has 123 names and I don’t know most of them, which is great! They’re not all scientists either. I look forward to discussing new ideas and projects (where ‘new’ means new to me). Others will probably live-blog the conference but I’ll probably make notes in my (paper) notebook and share those here once I get back.