Throughout the two weeks of FSCI, you will learn much within our courses, and in the plenary events. But there’s so much more going on in the “virtual hallways” of the institute, which many attendees count as the most valuable aspect of the experience.
Community members are leading the arrangement of structured events, activities and programs - a variety of ways that all FSCI attendees can contribute their voices and their ideas to the conversations around scholarly communication. We hope that you select a venue to contribute that is either within your comfort zone, or challenges you to stretch beyond that comfort zone.
Do you have a story to tell, or a successful technique to suggest to your colleagues? Are you passionate about a facet of scholarly communication that you don’t see in our curriculum? Do you have something to add to the dialogue that you feel is being overlooked? Then contribute a Lightning Talk, and spark some conversation. Held on Day 1 of FSCI, these talks help set the tone and foster connections among like-minded professionals in attendance.
The main rules are that your talk should: 1) make the audience think; 2) discuss something that could make an impact in scholarly communications, 3) be a maximum of five minutes; and 4) follow the FORCE11 Code of Conduct.
If you want to present a lightning talk, please submit a description of it at the link below. The submitted talks will be reviewed by a small committee (Tom Olijhoek, Daniel S. Katz and others) for relevance, potential impact, and excitement, with preference given to those proposals that complement other parts of the FSCI program. Decisions will be announced by July 30, along with brief feedback.
Accepted lightning talks can be presented either without slides or with PDF slides. Slides will be required to be submitted by 9AM, August 3rd, the day of the lightning talks to give us time to assemble them into a single presentation to avoid delays in switching laptops. Each speaker will get up to 5 minutes to talk. Some related guidance on roughly similar talks is available from scidev.net.
Deadline: July 25, 2020
This program matches participants according to their current research partnership ideas, as identified in the registration. Participants will network one-on-one or in a small group, in a medium that suits their needs.
The Birds of a Feather (BOF) program provides opportunities to join your colleagues over the course of FSCI 2020 to network and exchange ideas, insights, and experiences. If you are interested in leading a discussion or have ideas of topics you wish to contribute, sign up to join a BOF group. FSCI Birds of a Feather groups are a way to keep the momentum going and change the world!
Join fellow FSCI participants for Fireside Cats! - a series of virtual coffee events guided by questions designed to be broad, inclusive, and stimulating. Coffee or tea is optional.
August 4th @ noon: Why FSCI matters to you
August 5th at 7pm: Why FSCI matters to you
August 6th @ 11am: Institutional cultures of Open Science
August 7th at 7pm: Institutional cultures of Open Science
August 10th @ 11am: Gathering Open Data
August 11th at 7pm: Gathering Open Data
August 14th @ 13 PDT (20 UTC): Good practices for online events (or, what worked about FSCI)
This networking program matches participants randomly, to (hopefully) imitate the serendipitous encounters you might find at a meal or after a keynote during an in-person FSCI event. Participants will network one-on-one, in a medium that suits their needs.
This networking event will provide FSCI participants the opportunity to chat with colleagues on a variety of pre-selected topics. Conducted over Zoom and in breakout rooms, participants can join conversations on topics related to scholarly communication.
You will not want to miss this night!! Everyone is invited to take part in Battledecks (a.k.a. PowerPoint karaoke)—Virtual Edition! How are your improv skills? Ready to perform in front of a live audience? Each contestant will be given 3-5 minutes to present, speaking over ten slides you have never seen, with the goal of telling a coherent story while (a) entertaining the audience and (b) keeping a straight face. An in-person FSCI favorite, we’re dying to see how this plays out via Zoom.
Tired of talking about a problem? Want to do something about it? 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. Bring your ideas for a focused project to be addressed, or question to be answered, with the help of other FSCI participants. Ideas will be selected by consensus, and working groups will be formed to tackle the project in collaboration with other FSCI attendees.
Throughout FSCI 2020 everyone will have multiple opportunities to share how FSCI has changed how you think about any topic in Scholarly Communication, or how our world needs to change, and what you plan to do about it! The Call to Action is a way for participants to 1) issue a call to action for the rest of those assembled at FSCI 2020, and/or 2) inspire others to work with you to take action and mobilize change in the world.
This year the FSCI Call to Action Open Mic will take place on a dedicated Slack channel. Starting on Tuesday August 4th join the 2020Calltoaction channel and throughout the week participate by contributing your ideas.
FSCI participants bring their work to the world in a variety of ways. Be inspired to keep the momentum going by watching the videos from FSCI 2019.
Details on how you can get involved in all these events will be sent to FSCI registrants over the summer months.