Thanks to support from the EnergyCollective, I will be live blogging at their website about the American Nuclear Society (ANS) annual meeting and what's happening there, twice a day, Monday June 15 through Thursday June 18.
ANS Twitter feed
The ANS hash mark for the annual conference is #ans09 ~ if you plan to tweet at the conference please consider using it in your posts so others can share in the conversation.
Session on bloggers and nuclear energy June 17
I'll be speaking at the annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) on the subject of pro-nuclear advocacy using social media such as blogs, instant messaging, and emerging online tools.
- Focus on Communications: The Nuclear Story and Other Tales – Panel Discussion;
June 17th, Wed. afternoon, sponsored by the Education & Training Div. 1:00-4:00 PM;
Room: Hanover A
The session will explore how Internet based media can be used to enrich public discussion of nuclear science and technology. The majority of the session will be open Q&A following a 10 minute presentation by each of the three panelists. A second part of the discussion will be on how to get started with new media, but this part is focused on how you organize the effort and not on techical widgets.
My co-panelists are Rod Adams of Atomic Insights blog and John Wheeler of This Week in Nuclear blog. We will also be joined in the discussion by: Carrie Phillips, Southern Co., Laura Scheele, American Nuclear Society, and a reporter from the Atlanta Constitution.
I've also heard from Kirk Sorensen, blogging at Energy from Thorium, that he will attend the session though he is not on the panel.
This session is a first for ANS and for the U.S. nuclear blogging community. The stars must be aligned in the skies because this is the first time that all of us will be in the same place at the same time. It is an opportunity you should not miss if you have any interest in how blogging and the new social media can advance public outreach for the nuclear energy industry.
Hat tip: to Laura Hermann, VP Potomac Communications Group (PCGPR), Washington, DC, for asking, and to David Pointer, Ph.D, Nuclear Engineering Div., Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), for organizing the session.
Nuclear blogger meet-up ~ Wednesday 6/17 4:30 PM
I'm calling on other nuclear energy bloggers and those who publish nuclear energy content online (text, podcasts, video, etc.) to consider holding an informal networking event at the ANS conference immediately following the Wednesday afternoon panel.
All types of organizations are welcome so whether you work in a corporate environment, university, engineering or consulting firm, or government, etc., please plan to get in touch.
The objective is to form a more coherent network following the conference for information sharing, cross-posting of links to excellent content, and so forth. Bring your ideas.
I call also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 208-521-5726
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