2015 Workshop

2015 Science On a Sphere® Users Collaborative Network Workshop


The next Science On a Sphere® (SOS) Users Collaborative Network Workshop will be co-hosted by NOAA and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland, Oregon from December 2-4, 2015. The workshop will facilitate the continuation of the work done by the Network to optimize utilization of spherical display systems for providing science educational messages.  Participation in this workshop is limited to members of the NOAA Science On a Sphere® Users Collaborative Network and invited groups who are working with the Network. The list of Network members is available here. Invitations have been sent to all members.

There is no registration fee thanks to the support of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and the in-kind support provided by OMSI. However, all who plan to attend the workshop will need to register by the deadline of October 30, 2015. It is not required that all participants submit presentation proposals, although we do encourage submissions as the philosophy of the workshop is that it is largely based on the needs of the attendees.

The theme of workshop is “Think BIG: Big Changes, Big Systems, and Big Data in the 21st Century.”



Workshop Logistics

The hours for the SOS Workshop are:

Wednesday, December 2 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (OMSI After Dark evening mixer 5:00 -10:00 pm)
Thursday, December 3 – 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, December 4 – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Note: The workshop will take place Wednesday-Friday this year.

Important Steps:

  1. Register for the workshop
  2. Book your hotel room as part of the workshop block
  3. Submit presentation proposals and/or travel support requests (if applicable)

Please use the following links to register for the workshop and plan your travel.

Important Deadlines
Travel Support Requests Open July 16
Presentation Proposals Open July 16
Travel Support Requests Due Sept 14
Presentation Proposals Due Sept 18*
Travel Support/Presentations Announced Sept 28
Hotel Registration Deadline Oct 30
Workshop Registration Due Oct 30

*Deadline for presentation proposal submission was extended from Sept 14

More Information

Any additional information about the Workshop will be posted on this site and emailed to the SOS Network.  If you have any questions about the Workshop you can contact us at SOS.Workshop@noaa.gov.  We are able to offer this workshop thanks to the generous support from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

More details and additional links will be posted as they become available.

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