Plans for Austin

Plans for Austin July 15, 2008

I fly out Wednesday for Austin for what is rapidly becoming a very busy few days. I thought I was just speaking to the Netroots Nation conference on Friday afternoon, but things have gotten more complicated. My plane is supposed to land at 2:30 and 4 hours later I will now be speaking to a joint meeting of Texas Citizens for Science and the Center for Inquiry – Austin, along with fellow Scibling Josh Rosenau. That meeting is open to the public, so if you’re in the area and want to attend, find the details here.

The meetup of Dispatches readers is going to take place on Thursday night at 7 pm at Stubb’s BBQ. If you didn’t email me about it but you’re in the area and still want to attend, please feel free to do so. When I get there I’ll have the party under my last name, so just ask for us. We’re doing it on Thursday because there’s no music that night and we’d like to be able to hold a conversation.

I’ll be speaking to the Netroots Nation conference on Friday at 1:30 pm local time, which should be 2:30 EST. The panel I’m on includes Constance McKee, Andrew Hoppin and Mark Bowen. The panel will be streamed live online at and will be posted online in full after the conference is over. C-Span will again be there, but I don’t know if they’ll be filming our panel again this year; I’m assuming since we haven’t heard that they’ll be doing so, that means they won’t.

I’ll be doing a lunch and informal Q & A session with the board of Texas Citizens for Science on Saturday. There are a few other ScienceBloggers who will be attending the conference, so I’m sure we’ll be going some gnoshing together at some point. There are also several people from the Center for Independent Media attending, including most of my bosses. So there will be lots of old and new friends hanging out and having fun. In the meantime, there will still be content going up here for you, including probably some sort of daily report on what’s going on at the conference.

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