November 27th, 2013
They have posted the video of our hour long plenary panel last month in San Diego at the meeting of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. For the first five minutes you might think, “Anh, looks like your typical panel.” But by about 20 minutes in you’ll start to feel the novelty of what we put together. The two guys are great, but actually Gary‘s former grad student Nic Kinsman steals the show at 24:30. The feedback on this event was so wonderful that I wrote a letter about it that will be published next week in Science — stay tuned. And it’s all a tribute to Megan Bailiff who had the initial inspiration to “do something different.”
IT’S NEW, IT’S CERTAIN, AND IT’S GONNA BE EVERYWHERE, FOLKS. “What are we going to do with the infrastructure that is left behind?” is what Mike Orbach asks. (“Make it into a dive attraction?” is one answer he offers.)
A TEAM EFFORT
This was the most fun event I’ve ever put together. Big thanks to Steve Weisberg and the other folks at CERF. And don’t miss the first speaker in the Q&A, Ashley Booth, who spoke to the entire audience, saying, “I really appreciated that you guys brought this issue of narrative out. As scientists, we need to take a long hard look at ourselves and ask, ‘are we communicating this message as best we can?'” Bingo.