[open-science] Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2014 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Jenny Molloy jenny.molloy at okfn.org
Wed Dec 18 21:00:07 UTC 2013

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*Following successful Citizen Cyberscience Summits in 2010 and 2012,
registration is now open for the third meeting in London on 20-22 February
2014: **http://cybersciencesummit.org/register/

Citizen cyberscience refers to the wide range of activities that enable
people from all walks of life to join in scientific projects through
internet-based applications such as contributing the unused processing
power of their computers to help scientific computing, classifying
information, using their smartphones to collect nature observations or
building their own Internet-enabled sensors to collect environmental

The 3-day event offers citizen scientists, practitioners, enthusiasts,
policy makers and scientists a unique opportunity to meet and discuss
citizen science and citizen cyberscience, participate in activities, and
develop prototypes for new projects.

If you would like to see a workshop about a topic that interests you, give
a talk about a citizen science project you are passionate about or share
the learning from a DIY science project, there is still time to suggest
papers at http://cybersciencesummit.org/call-for-participation/<http://ucl.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=44f4fdd80f93a247bc56da002&id=06ff43e63a&e=6e7cdc708d>

*The programme will cover policy, science and practice – our c**onfirmed
speakers include:*

*Professor Jacquie McGlade, *a Special Advisor to UNEP’s Executive Director
working on the post 2015 development agenda and UNEP Live, UNEP's knowledge
platform. Jacquie has developed a range of fuzzy-logic software
applications for decision-making under high degrees of uncertainty, and
helped to create and launch Eye on Earth - the global public information

*Dr Beau Lotto*, the founder of Lottolab, a hybrid art studio and science
lab. Beau’s experimentalist, visionary approach to science has won him a
wide audience, including the TED series, RSA series, and the BBC. He uses
illusions, games and plenty of interaction to engage his audience, and he
is skilled at communicating with people from all walks of life.

*James Borrell**,* whose aim is to encourage aspiring conservationists. His
first experience of expeditions was a month spent in the rainforests of
Madagascar at the age of 17. Subsequently he has been involved with several
further expeditions across the globe.  His research interests are the
effects of habitat fragmentation on the conservation of rare species. James
has just completed a Year of Citizen Science.

*Dr Rick Bonney*, the Director of Program Development and Evaluation at the
Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He is co-founder of the Lab’s Citizen Science
program. His research focuses on developing projects in which the public
actively engages in scientific investigation and environmental
conservation; and understanding the social and educational impacts of
public involvement in science.

*Dr Erinma Ochu*, a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow exploring the cultural
value of citizen science and innovative ways the public can participate in
biomedical research. Erinma believes that the world has so many problems -
let's solve them together! Mass collaboration, mass participation and
citizen-led social innovation are her passions.

*Full details of all our speakers will be posted on our website
soon. To register for Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2014, please visit:
*(If the price of the summit is prohibitive for you, please contact us at
excites at ucl.ac.uk)

Those interested in presenting, running a panel, organising a workshops or
providing showcase demonstrations are invited to submit brief
proposals by *31st
December 2013*, using the form available at:

Best regards,
The Citizen Cyberscience Summit Organising Committee            *Our
mailing address is:*
excites at ucl.ac.uk

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