Science Blogging 2008 London Conference

The folks at Nature Network have organized the Science Blogging 2008 Conference, which will take place on Saturday, August 30th at the Royal Institution in London.

The programme for the event was put online earlier today. I’ll be moderating this discussion between Anna Kushnir, Jenny Rohn and Grrl Scientist:

Mistrust of scientists is common, and misinterpretation of scientific results rampant. Science blogs can serve as a bridge between scientists and the general public. Blogs build a community of scientists in which they can discuss the peculiarities of their jobs, their work, and their results. More than that, science blogs have the power to demystify the scientific process for the public and to reverse deeply held stereotypes of scientists. In this session, we will discuss how science blogs can change the public’s perception of scientists and provide a support framework for scientists themselves.

The event is open to anyone who would like to attend, and only requires free registration, so if you’re in London, why not sign up? And regardless of whether or not you’ll be there, please leave a comment if you have any thoughts on the session I’m involved in.