FSCI 2018 Plenary Sessions

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Monday, July 30, 2018

9:00am - 9:45am   Opening Session  (MET Auditorium)

First thing on Monday morning we will all meet to kick off the inaugural Institute. Expect a short introduction, basic logistics information, run over the weeks schedule and a brief overview of the courses.
Moderator:  Cameron Neylon, Professor of Research Communications, Centre for Culture & Technology, Curtin University
Welcome Speaker:  Erik Mitchell, Librarian, The Audrey Geisel University 

4:45 PM - 6:15 PM   Lightning Talks (MET Auditorium)

This session will be 5-minute talks from participants of FSCI.  These short talks are meant to present something the presenter is passionate about, related to scholarly communications.  Talks may be about new technology that might change  our lives or vanish without a trace, tell us about a policy that has made a difference somewhere, rants about how the scholarly communications world should be, and other topics.  The talks will inspire us tthink and to discuss things that make an impact on scholarly communications. 

To submit a lightning talk presentation, please submit a description at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fsci2018lt by July 16. The submitted talks will be reviewed by a small committee (Daniel S. Katz, Taylor Davis-Van Atta) for relevance, potential impact, and excitement, with preference given to those proposals that complement other parts of the FSCI program.

Moderator: Dan Katz

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

4:45 PM Group Photo (MET Outdoor Area)


7:45PM Slide Karaoke (Revelle College - Galbraith Building - Lower Level South Dance Studio) - LOOK FOR SIGNS

You will not want to miss this night!!  Everyone is invited to take part in Battledecks (a.k.a. PowerPoint karaoke). How are your improv skills? Ready to perform in front of a live audience? Each contestant will be given 3-5 minutes to present ten slides on a surprise topic, with the goal of telling a coherent story while (a) entertaining the audience and (b) keeping a straight face.
Moderator:  Nicky Agate

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

4:45 PM Do-a-thon Kick Off Meeeting (MET Auditorium)

Building off the concept of a hackathon, a do-a-thon is a work-sprint where people from different skill sets work together and collaborate on different challenges and projects
Moderators:  Daniel Mietchen and Micah van de Grift

Thursday, August 2, 2018

6:30 PM Beach Party (Scripps Institution of Oceanograhy)

Join your fellow FSCI attendees and head on down the hill to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography for a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean while dining in a relaxing venue.  Take a stroll down the hill to the beach and enjoy yourself.  The FSCI party will be held this year at one of La Jolla’s most charming oceanfront venues, the Martin Johnson House.  The house is a historic oceanfront cottage nestled under lush cypress trees with breathtaking views of the Pacific coastline.

Built in 1916, the rustic cottage was one of the earliest additions to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus. Once used as a home for Scripps professors and their families, the refurbished cottage and grounds now offer a charming coastal setting ideal for social events .

San Diego is famous for many things, including great Baja-style Mexican food and craft beer. We'll have a local food truck onsite to serve a variety of foods. We'll also have a selection of beer from Benchmark, an award-winning local bewery. In addition, we'll be serving water, soft drinks and wine.
ATTIRE:  Casual  - you may wear whatever you feel comfortable in.  If you are comfortable you may go for a swim, we will have some beach towels for you.  We will have a vollyball, horseshoes and an awesome view!!
Lead: Local organising committee

Friday, August 3, 2018

11:45 AM Closing Session (MET Auditorium)

We have an oppotunity to come back together and learn what the various course groups have done.  We will present feedback and ideas from course instructors/students.  Finally, we will close the Institute with a discussion of your experiences, and how we can build an even better Institute for next year.  
Moderator:  Cameron Neylon