Friday, December 29, 2006

Social event during SICB conference

The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) is holding its annual conference in downtown Phoenix next week, from January 3-7 at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency. The conference will include topics of interest to readers of this blog, including the session "Evolution Town Meeting: A Year After the Dover Decision" on the afternoon of Friday, January 5, and the session "Media Workshop: Hey, Wanna Read My Blog?" on Thursday, January 4, which will feature ScienceBloggers P.Z. Myers (Pharyngula), Grrl Scientist (Living the Scientific Life), and John Lynch (stranger fruit).

On the evening of Saturday, January 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (during the SICB business meeting and prior to the SICB evening social event), Kat and I would like to invite readers of this blog and of Science Blogs to a social event at our home, which is near South Mountain, about 15 minutes from downtown. We would like to keep the event somewhat small (Kat has asked me to keep it to about 20 people), so RSVPs are required in order to get directions and specifics. To RSVP, please send an email to sicb at If you will be attending the SICB conference, please let me know if you will need a ride or would be able to give others a ride.

UPDATE (January 7, 2007): Several attendees have reported on the event, with photos: Brent Rasmussen, P.Z. Myers, and John Lynch; Grrl Scientist, you're very welcome. Thanks to everyone who attended for the enjoyable company and conversation!

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