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The 3rd Citizen Cyberscience Summit - Science for All, and All for Science.

On Friday 21st February 2014, the British Science Association will be taking part in the summit, along with speakers from our partner, FluSurvey. Find out more about our session or read on for more about the whole Summit...

The 3rd Citizen Cyberscience Summit is coming to London at the end of February, and there is something for everyone - three days of talks, workshops, and a Hack Day to encourage hands-on collaboration. Over 60 confirmed speakers will be discussing and sharing developments from the growing number of Citizen Science projects worldwide and the innovative digital tools and platforms that make them possible. Some of the highlights will include autonomous airborne drones, smart phone applications for behavioural science, and to how to move a project from Kickstarter to a full-fledged business.

On Thursday the 20th of February, the event will be hosted at the Royal Geographic Society, and on Friday & Saturday, the 21st and 22nd of February it will be hosted at University College London. The event is jointly organised by UCL, the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, the Mobile Collective, and other partners of the Citizen Cyberlab.

Confirmed speakers include Jeff Howe, who coined the term “crowdsourcing,” and wrote the book Crowdsourcing: How the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business; Professor Jacqueline McGlade, who is Special Advisor to UNEP’s Executive Director working on the post 2015 development agenda; Rick Bonney of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and inventor of the term “Citizen Science”; Dr Robert Simpson of the Zooniverse Platform; and Darlene Cavalier, founder of SciStarter and Science Cheerleader.

 

To register, go to http://cybersciencesummit.org/register/