The Department of Biology at Portland State University will be hosting Evolution 2010, the joint annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB), and the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), on June 25-29, 2010, at the Oregon Convention Center.
Since we’ll be living in Portland by then, I looked up what’s going on and I will be:
1. Participating in the evolution education workshop for teachers and educators all day Friday, June 25th. Louise Mead of the NCSE is running the workshop, and Kate Miller of Charlie’s Playhouse will be there as well; and
2. Attending Sean Carroll‘s lecture on that Friday evening, 8 PM. Carroll, a molecular biologist, is the author of Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species and recipient of the SSE’s Stephen Jay Gould Prize, for “sustained and exemplary efforts [that] have advanced public understanding of evolutionary science and its importance in biology, education, and everyday life in the spirit of Stephen Jay Gould.” Carroll was recently named the HHMI’s vice president for science education.
I’m hoping to meet up with folk (bloggers or otherwise) – who else is going to Evolution 2010?
Long time reader, first time caller. I was lined up to go, but the project I’m working on won’t be done in time. And now I find out Carroll’s giving a talk. Bah! I guess I’ll have to content myself with his book.
Or a talk on YouTube: