Thursday October 8

9 a.m. Intro and coffee

Morning Session – Chair: Geeta Narlikar

9:30 a.m. Ira Mellman, Genentech “The science of giving/the giving of science”

10:30 Alicia Grubb, University of Toronto “Through the Looking Glass: Perceptions of Scientists”

11:00 Andrew Horwitz and Raquel Gomes, UCSF  “Taking a San Francisco high school class to the international iGEM competition at MIT”

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch

12:15 Chancellor’s Concert Series: The Del Sol Quartet performs at Mission Bay! “Gabriela Ortiz: Cuarteto No. 1 (1990),” “Pawel Szymanski: Five Pieces (1992),” and “Paul Yeon Lee: Ari, Ari, Ari (2009)” are scheduled to be performed.

Afternoon Session – Chair: Tejal Desai

1:30 p.m. Pat O’Farrell, UCSF “The nature of truth”

2:15 p.m. Daniel Gerlich, ETH Zurich “Working together”

3 p.m. William Shih, Harvard Medical School “Self-assembly of DNA into nanoscale three-dimensional shapes” – This is the annual CMP Postdoctoral Fellows Invitation Lecture!

4 p.m. Ron Vale, UCSF “Why I love my Job”

Friday October 9

9 a.m. Intro and coffee

Morning Session – Chair: Wallace Marshall

9:30 a.m. Satyajit Rath, NII India, “Science in the backwaters: competition and community”

10:15 a.m. Peter Binfield, PLoS ONE “The future of publication”

11:00 Kishore Hari, Kirsten Sanford, Science Cafe and The Bird’s Brain “Science communication”

11:30 Uri Alon, Weitzmann Institute “Peace Love Science Happiness”

12:15 Delia Santiago, NASA “Your Moon: Connect with Lunar Science”

12:45 – 1:45 Lunch

Afternoon Session – Chair: Eric Griffis

1:45 p.m. Cynthia Fuhrmann, Program Director, Office of Career & Professional Development: “Survey Reveals Diverse Career Preferences for UCSF Graduate Students”

2:15 p.m. Jan Skotheim, Stanford – “Making Science More Awesome”

3:15 Brian Malow, Science comedian “Comic relief”

4 p.m. Henry Bourne, UCSF “Ambition and Delight

7 p.m. Octoberfest at Langton Labs

9 p.m. Let’s Have an Awesome After Party at Langton Labs! From 7-9 p.m. UCSF Brewing Club will have beers for sample for Octoberfest, with live music from Zinc Finger and the Major Groove… from 9 p.m. onwards we will shift to DJs into the evening…

Saturday October 10 (Breakout sessions) Conference participants will self-organize into small groups based on topics they themselves will have suggested and voted upon in the first two days of the conference.   This isn’t your grandfather’s conference: here the agenda is set by you! To get a better feel for the format of this session, take a look at this review of SciBarCamp Toronto.

10 – 10:45 Session 1

How do naturally curious people become untaught to be curious?

11-11:45 Session 2

Frustration and Catharsis

Every model is incorrect and that’s OK

12 break for lunch

1-1:45 Session 3

What do you love outside of science?

Sharing science with the public

Is authorship broken?

2-2:45 Session 4

Identifying cultural bias in scientific thought

3-3:45 Session 5

If you had a vision of science the way you want it, what would it look like?


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