ScioDC #2: Online Comments

The archived broadcast of this event is now available!

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 5:00-7:00 PM EDT

Where: American Chemical Society, Marvel Hall AB, 1155 Sixteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20036 (view map) and by livestream

Online Comments: Influencing (and advancing?) the scientific conversation

Comments on blogs, articles, and scientific publications have created wonderful opportunities for stimulating dynamic scientific discussions. At the same time, comments also allow for the intrusion of destructive invectives that curtail productive debate. At ScienceOnlineDC’s next event on July 10, we will be discussing how these online comments serve to influence, for better or worse, scientific conversations. We are interested in exploring how moderating and participating in comments can facilitate a dialogue rather than derailing it, to create a safe, informative, and accurate environment that serves to advance, rather than hinder, conversation.

Join our expert panelists for a lively discussion!

Rachel Pepling, moderator, Online Editor, Chemical & Engineering News

Ashley Anderson, lead author of “The ‘Nasty Effect:’ Online Incivility and Risk Perceptions of Emerging Technologies“, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University

Kate Myers, social media product manager, NPR

Bethany Brookshire, aka “Scicurious”, neuroscientist and blogger, Scientific American and Scientopia

Start the event off at 5:00 with pizza and beer before the discussion and livestream start at about 5:30. Our panelists will briefly share their experiences and tips, then we’ll open the floor to all of the participants to drive the conversation by asking questions and sharing ideas.

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