2013 Talks

April 29, 2013

Manu Prakash – Frugal Science

Dan Fletcher – Science at the White House

Henry Bourne – How did we get from Blake’s Paradise to Dante’s Inferno?

Michel Maharabitz – Dreaming of Electric Sheep

Terry Johnson – Curriculum Delictorum


LHAATDS 2013 Symposium! April 12th, UC Berkeley

March 30, 2013

Come to the 2013 Let’s Have an Awesome Time Doing Science Symposium!

9am – 1pm, 245 Li Ka Shing Auditorium, UC Berkeley

Free and open to the public! Register by clicking here







9:00 a.m. Ron Vale, UCSF – Science as Adventure Travel

9:30 a.m. Ingmar Riedel-Kruse, Stanford – Playing with Biotic Computers

9:50 a.m. Terry Johnson, BioE – Curriculum Delictorum

10:10 a.m. Diana Bautista, MCB – Mentorship in Academia

10:30 a.m. Coffee Break!

10:45 a.m. Dan Fletcher BioE – Science at the White House

11:10:00 a.m. Manu Prakash, Stanford – Frugal Science

11:30:00 a.m. Michel Maharbiz, BioE – Dreaming of Electric Sheep

11:50:00 a.m. Henry Bourne, UCSF – Can the Institution Make Your Science Better?

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Further Discussion

Satyajit Rath – talk from LHAATDS 2009 – Science in the backwaters, competition and community

March 30, 2013

Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the advantages and disadvantages of research in India. The conference revealed surprising parallels between conditions in India today and those at UCSF in the 70s and 80s that led to the invention of molecular biology.

Uri Alon – Peace, Love, Science, Happiness

January 7, 2013

Uri Alon talks about the subjective aspects of doing science at LHAATDS 2009. Great talk with 5000 mile sing-along.


October 26, 2011

Thesis: the resource that all Scientists strive to attain is knowledge. This resource is unlimited. Therefore, it should be possible for us all to be happy and satisfied.

Let’s have an Awesome Time Doing Science: Come along and share your thoughts about how to make the research endeavor as supportive and rewarding as possible.

Next conference may happen some time soon at UC Berkeley.

First talk is now online!

October 16, 2009

Well, we kind of cheated here, Pete Binfield of PLoS ONE already put up the talk he gave at LHAATDS under his own steam… nice work Pete! Here it is:

Peter Binfield Talk, “Let’s Have an Awesome Time Publishing Science”

Article level metrics are the future! Forrest Gump said, “Science publishing is currently like a box of variable quality chocolates… it would be better to know how good each chocolate is than restricting oneself to the shiniest box.”

Videos of the conference on their way!

October 15, 2009

We’re getting the videos the first LHAATDS conference ready. Check back soon to see if they’re posted. We plan on getting a good part of the material up online so that you can review it or watch it for the first time if you missed the event this year.

Let’s Have an Awesome Time Doing Science!

August 30, 2009


Thursday Evaluation

Friday Evaluation

Saturday Evaluation

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER – CLICK HERE! Take a look at the SCHEDULE. Let us know what YOU think! Looking for ideas about topics on Saturday? Here are a few.

The first LHAATDS conference will take place October 8 – 10 at UC San Francisco, Mission Bay campus.  Scientists from various fields and at all stages of career development will meet and discuss ways to help make science as fun, supportive and nurturing as possible. Read more about the conference content HERE (includes a list of speakers and topics for Thursday and Friday) and find us on FACEBOOK. To get a better feel for the format of the Saturday sessions, take a look at this review.


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