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”
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”
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?