All posts tagged with meetings

More on posters

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Nell Greenfieldboyce of NPR covers the trend toward making posters at academic conferences more like billboards on the highway: “To Save The Science Poster, ...

A synopsis of our Homo naledi symposium

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American Scientist kindly invited me to write up a synopsis of our session on the biology of Homo naledi at the AAPA meetings in April. The article is now on...

Species of study at the AAPA meetings

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I was at the meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists last week in Calgary. Great to see so many friends, and to meet many new people...

Crowdsourcing paleoecology

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Jacqueline Gill reports on a conference with a provocative organization: “Crowd-sourcing the 50 most pressing questions in paleoecology”.

AAA Meetings watch

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I will be at the American Anthropological Association meetings in San Francisco for the rest of the week. If you’re an anthropologist, I hope to see you ther...

A Neandertal research report

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Rebecca Wragg Sykes went to the European Society for Human Evolution meetings last week and reports on some of the Neandertal-related research presentations:...

Gibraltar

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I’ve arrived in Gibraltar and am settling down after a fairly long travel. Here’s the view to the west toward the Strait.

Shoelaces tied together

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Zen Faulkes comments on last week’s National Academies meeting on Science Communication: “Self-defeating prophecy”.

Better posters

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Every so often I remind readers about Zen Faulkes’ “Better Posters” site. This is a good time for the reminder because this week the site features Kristina K...

Killer apes

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Kate Wong reports on chimpanzee and bonobo presentations at the AAPA meetings: “Why chimpanzees kill”.

Our plenary session gets coverage

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I don’t have much time to come up for air this week, it’s been an incredibly busy and exciting meeting so far. But I wanted to take a moment to pass along th...

A plenary of plenty

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I’ve arrived in Portland, Oregon today for the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. This is really a central highlight of ...

Conference criticisms

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Science News has a piece that gives a critical view of our practice of flying thousands of people to a distant city just for scientific sessions: “Weighing t...

Digital anthropology panel

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Daniel Lende reports on the AAA panel on Digital Anthropology: Projects and Platforms.

AAA recap

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I’m now back from the AAA meetings and mostly recovered. Daniel Lende’s recap of many people’s coverage of the meetings is an interesting place to start your...

Upcoming appearance at AAA meetings

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I will be at the meetings of the American Anthropological Association for the rest of this week, which are being held in Montreal, Canada. I’m presenting in ...

"Changing humans in a changing environment"

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This Friday, October 14, I’ll be appearing in Anaheim, CA, at the National Association of Biology Teachers conference. I’m part of a symposium sponsored by t...

The new wired physical anthropologists

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Katy Meyers, graduate student in anthropology at Michigan State, has posted at the Chronicle of Higher Education her experience “hacking” the AAPA meetings i...

Conference blogging by Sci

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Scicurious has written a very nice howto giving concrete advice about blogging a conference: “How To Blog a Conference”. Lots and lots of good ideas and advi...

SAA Twitter feed curation

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You don’t have to be on Twitter to follow the tweets from the Society for American Archaeology conference in Sacramento. Nicolas Laracuente (@archaeologist) ...

Plea for concision

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Mike the Mad Biologist: “When speakers run over.”

Selection versus drift in Neandertal evolution

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My graduate student Marc Kissel and I are putting on a poster today at the AAPA meetings. Marc has prepared a nice PDF of the poster and we’re putting it her...

Poster Venn

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I love the Poster Venn diagram” from Better Posters – stuff people usually put on academic posters intersected with what viewers care about. So I won’t cut a...

GET smart

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Carl Zimmer describes his experience as a master of ceremonies (with Robert Krulwich) at the Genomes, Envrionments, Traits conference (“A day among the genom...

Shrinking erectus

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Ann Gibbons reports on the AAPA meetings with a story about all the Homo erectus pelvis and stature papers (“Human ancestor caught in the midst of a makeover...

Conference blues

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Michael E. Smith has some suggestions after going to the SAA meetings:

Meeting casts

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I’m just back from the physical anthropology meetings. What a lot of interesting things there were – a few in the sessions, and many outside of them!

Backchannel panel

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Jay Rosen offers some interesting advice about organizing a panel in the age of Twitter: “How the Backchannel Has Changed the Game for Conference Panelists”.

Nature on conference blogging

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Nature’s editorial, “How to stop blogging” (which might sound like a self-help piece), takes a position on the conference blogging issue:

Conference blogging, continued

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Today’s Nature picks up the conference blogging story that I covered last week. An interesting perspective:

Blogging and reporting from meetings

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No, I’m not doing that right now. Elizabeth Pennisi reports that some science writers are miffed about bloggers at scientific conferences:

AAPA

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I’m at the American Association of Physical Anthropology meetings in Chicago this week. I’m only doing e-mail and blogging once a day. I’ve seen many old fri...

Big Sky

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Yes, I know my class is going on right now. The students are in good hands, learning about hobbit brains. Meanwhile…

Big Sky

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I’m in Big Sky, Montana the next couple of days. Here’s a shot:

New Homo erectus crania at meetings

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UPDATE (2008/4/15): The presentation was withdrawn from the meetings. I'm told that the information in the abstract is accurate, and that the withdrawal doe...

AAA-bound

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I'm going to be at the American Anthropological Association meetings this week, from Wednesday evening to Saturday morning. Maybe you'll see me!

Mind control

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We've been watching this show on the SciFi channel, Mind Control, in which British "psychological illusionist" Derren Brown. Brown is sort of like a much le...

Floresiensis presentations

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I'm at the AAPA meetings in Philadelphia this week, which were preceded yesterday and today by the meetings of the Paleoanthropology Society.

Hobbit Idol

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I felt like Ryan Seacrest Thursday morning, introducing papers about LB 1. There's not really anything new to report, but there were a few dust-ups. The aud...

That acceleration thing

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If you've come via a link about my current work, please welcome! I'm really not going to write about it here until our publication -- journals can be persni...

Headed to a symposium

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For folks in the San Diego / Southern California area, I'm going to be at a symposium at the Salk Institute this Friday and Saturday. The Friday portion is ...

So how were the triple-A's?

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It's always interesting to go the AAA meetings. Many of the biological anthropologists who go are good friends of mine, and it is always good to see your fr...

AAPA Meetings 2005

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Now back from the meetings, I wanted to give my sincere thanks to all those who introduced themselves and had kind words about the weblog. I'm really glad ...

Did they do it?

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John Noble Wilford has an article in today's New York Times on the Neandertal conference. He focuses on Jim Ahern's (University of Wyoming) talk, which ask...

Neandertals in NYC

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I'm sitting at my gate at LaGuardia, returning from a conference at NYU, titled "Neanderthals revisited: New approaches and perspectives," cosponsored by th...