Today marks the sixth anniversary of my dissertation defense, and my independence from graduate school. I’ve had a good run, and I look forward to seeing what the next six years will bring!
After an introductory day of getting settled and ad hoc networking, what’s in store for Day 2? Meetings!
The bulk of today will be spent traveling the exhibit floor, getting updates and having some first-time meetings as well.
The 2010 version of Scientific American’s Worldview is launching at BIO. I’ve updated last year’s rankings, and also included some new measures. The data section is also significantly expanded, with numerous tables and charts comparing biotechnology activities and supportive elements from around the world.
While readers not at BIO2010 will have to wait until the official launch for the worldview website to be updated, those at the conference can pick up a hard copy of this year’s magazine on the literature distribution racks all around the convention center.
After an evening of pre-BIO party hopping, what does one do on the first actual day of the event?
I like to dedicate the first day to getting familiar with the layout of the venue and networking. I’ve already written about the utility of casual conversations for continuing education, so I like to spend my first day simply searching for people I know and making new friends.