Phew. There’s only one day to go before the call for abstracts closes, but with a burst of posts in the last couple of days, I finally managed to complete the list of 9 reasons to visit NetSci this year. This post summarizes and lists all 9 reasons (although it’d be great if you could read them all) – hoping to convince you that you absolutely need to head on over and submit a 1-page abstract on your most recent fun result … so you can join in on the fun. The very best reason to go, is all the interesting, intelligent, and creative people you will meet in Copenhagen.
- Reason 1. The venue. Check out the post – the pictures speak for themselves.
- Reason 2. The NetSci school. Amazing speakers (headlined by A-L Barabasi) and great tutorials on NetworkX, Gephi, and Mathematica.
- Reason 3. Brand new types of talks. In addition to the good old fashioned talks, we’re also doing plenary Ignite Sessions and Young Investigator talks.
- Reason 4. Publisher session. We’ll have a session where publishers from NPG and APS (among others) will tell you how to write the papers they want to see.
- Reason 5. The superb list of satellite workshops. Speaks for itself.
- Reason 6. The NetSci Dinner will be delicious and feature fine wines.
- Reason 7. The snarky/silly reason. My (partially failing) attempt to be funny with movie references. (Help from Mason Porter improved this post.)
- Reason 8. The updated NetSci look is beautiful and due to Chair of Design, Isabel Meirelles (and Petter).
- Reason 9. Great group of invited speakers. Who will entertain you and make you smarter while they’re at it.
And check out the brand new poster for more info + don’t forget to retweet, +1, put on mailing lists, and so on.