Science Barcamp Cambridge (SciBarCamb) is a gathering of scientists, publishers, technologists, and others with an interest in science. The goal of the event is to create connections between people who have a lot in common, but don't work in the same field and may not meet each other otherwise.
SciBarCamp meetings have been held since 2008 in the US, Canada, Austria, and right here in Cambridge. They have attracted researchers, science communicators, entrepreneurs, artists, media professionals, librarians and scientific publishers. To find out more, visit our website, read this report of the very first SciBarCamp event in Toronto, check out some photos of last year's SciBarCamb, or read what people said about us on Twitter.
Unlike regular conferences, SciBarCamb does not have a predefined programme. It is an “unconference” - an event where the participants fill the schedule on the opening night, with topics they want to discuss and talks they want to present. All attendees are encouraged to present, give a demo, or otherwise participate.
This year, we're meeting on the evening of April 20th at Baroosh (top floor), and all day on April 21st at the Cambridge Union Society.
We're charging a small registration fee to help cover the costs of room rental and food. We don't make a profit on SciBarCamb, and we're organising this in our spare time because it's an event that we ourselves love to attend. We're sure you'll love it, too! If you're quick, you can get an "Electron" ticket for £5, otherwise a regular "Atom" ticket for £10. And if you'd like to support us, get a "Molecule" ticket for £25!
If your business would like to support SciBarCamb, get in touch via scibarcamb [at] gmail.com for information on our (very affordable) packages.
If you're travelling from outside of Cambridge, check the university B&B site (new rooms are usually added about 2 months beforehand).
See you at SciBarCamb!
The organising team: Eva Amsen, Michelle Brook, Taylor Burns, Maria Cruz, Dan Hagon, Jonathan Lawson, Matt Wood, Lou Woodley
P.S. What does "SciBarCamb" stand for? Find out here!