ISMB/ECCB 2015 in Dublin, Ireland, is fast approaching and we invite you to be involved in the live coverage of the event.
In previous years, ISMB has been way ahead of the social media curve with microblogging in 2008, one year before the launch of Flickr, one year after the launch (in the USA) of the Apple original iPhone 1, and just two years after Twitter was founded. Now at the last count, Twitter has averaged at 236 million users, three million blogs come online each month, and Tumblr owners publish approximately 27,778 new blog posts every minute. We all know that, in like-fashion, social media is a growing aspect of conferences, — read more in our Ten Simple Rules for Live Tweeting at Scientific Conferences, –and we think ISMB is a great venue for progress.
How can you be involved?
We want you to take live blogging to ISMB/ECCB. If you are planning to attend the conference in Dublin and you blog or tweet, or even if you would like to try it for the first time, we want to hear from you – Everyone can get involved.
Our invitation extends to attendees from all backgrounds and experience who could contribute blog posts covering the conference. In addition we are looking for a number of ‘super bloggers’ who can commit to blogging two to three high-quality posts or who would be interested in interviewing certain speakers at the conference. If you are speaking at ISMB/ECCB and would like to be involved, please do also get in touch.
In acknowledgment of your time and effort, each contributor will receive a select PLOS Computational Biology 10th Anniversary t-shirt (only available at ISMB/ECCB 2015) and your work will be shared on the PLOS Medium.com page, making it easier for all to contribute and collaborate.
What are the next steps?
If you’re active on Twitter or the blogosphere and want to help us share the latest and greatest from ISMB/ECCB 2015 conference, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a bit about your background and how you’d like to contribute. See you in Dublin!