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FSCI 2018 Plenary Sessions

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Published: 26 May 2022

Monday, July 30, 2018

9:00am – 9:45am   Opening Session  (MET Auditorium)

First thing on Monday morning we will all meet to kick off the inaugural Institute. Expect a short introduction, basic logistics information, run over the weeks schedule and a brief overview of the courses.

Moderator:  Cameron Neylon, Professor of Research Communications, Centre for Culture & Technology, Curtin University

Welcome Speaker:  Erik Mitchell, Librarian, The Audrey Geisel University 


4:45 PM – 6:15 PM   Lightning Talks (MET Auditorium)

This session will be 5-minute talks from participants of FSCI.  These short talks are meant to present something the presenter is passionate about, related to scholarly communications.  Talks may be about new technology that might change  our lives or vanish without a trace, tell us about a policy that has made a difference somewhere, rants about how the scholarly communications world should be, and other topics.  The talks will inspire us to think and to discuss things that make an impact on scholarly communications. 

Moderator: Daniel S. Katz

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

4:45 PM Group Photo (MET Outdoor Area)


7:45PM Slide Karaoke (Revelle College – Galbraith Building – Lower Level South Dance Studio) – LOOK FOR SIGNS

You will not want to miss this night!!  Everyone is invited to take part in Battledecks (a.k.a. PowerPoint karaoke). How are your improv skills? Ready to perform in front of a live audience? Each contestant will be given 3-5 minutes to present ten slides on a surprise topic, with the goal of telling a coherent story while (a) entertaining the audience and (b) keeping a straight face.
Moderator:  Nicky Agate

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

4:45 PM Do-a-thon Kick Off Meeeting (MET Auditorium)

Building off the concept of a hackathon, a do-a-thon is a work-sprint where people from different skill sets work together and collaborate on different challenges and projects.
Moderators: Micah van de Grift, Cameron Neylon and Nicky Agate

Thursday, August 2, 2018

6:30 PM Beach Party (Scripps Institution of Oceanograhy)

Join your fellow FSCI attendees and head on down the hill to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography for a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean while dining in a relaxing venue.  Take a stroll on the beach and enjoy yourself.  The FSCI party will be held again this year at the Scripps Seaside Forum.   We will also offer Scripps Famous Pier Tours.  


TRANSPORTATION:  The bus to Dinner at the beach will be waiting for you at Revelle College Parking Lot 103 

First ride at 6:30pm; Last ride at 7:00pm
To get back to campus:
First ride at 9:00pm; Last ride at 10:00pm

WHAT'S ON THE MENU:  San Diego is famous by the extraordinary fish Taco. At the Beach Party you will find variety of great Baja style fish tacos, grilled chipotle fish tacos (Gluten Free), grilled chipotle eggplant tacos, grilled squash tacos, and chicken tacos and craft beer.   We'll have a local food truck onsite to serve a variety of foods. We'll also have a selection of beer from Benchmark, an award-winning local bewery. In addition, we'll be serving water, soft drinks and wine.

ATTIRE:  This is a beach attire  – you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in.  If you are comfortable you may want to go for a swim.  We will have beach volleyball and an awesome view!!


Friday, August 3, 2018

11:45 AM Closing Session (MET Auditorium)

We have an oppotunity to come back together and learn what the various course groups have done.  We will present feedback and ideas from course instructors/students.  Finally, we will close the Institute with a discussion of your experiences, and how we can build an even better Institute for next year.  
Moderator:  Cameron Neylon