When I was putting together my post on networking formats – which includes tweetups – I asked twitter for an update about which science tweetups currently exist around the world. Given there are now so many of them, I thought they deserved their own list. Happy to add or correct anything I’ve missed.
Note: tweetups are spontaneously organised by scientists and science communicators who want to meet up informally with others. There aren’t usually presentations or any set programme. Everyone’s welcome to attend – just show up and say hello!
If you don’t see one for your city, starting one is as easy as creating the new hashtag (city+scitweetup) and tweeting to see if anyone else is interested. Likewise, if there hasn’t been an event in your town for a while, why not contact the organisers below and offer to help organise one?
- Atlanta: #ATLscitweetup – Organised by Kris Hite, Sonya Collins. Facebook page here.
- LA: #LAscitweetup and Twitter account. Organised by AMFeinman.
- NYC: #NYCscitweetup – originally started by me, organised variously by Krystal D’Costa, Bora Zivkovic, Nancy Parmalee. Used to occur monthly but has been quiet for a while. Facebook page here.
- Philadelphia: –#Phillyscitweetup and Twitter account. Organised by @raewing.
- Triangle Area, NC: #TriSciTweetup. Organised by Katy Chalmers and Chris Smith.
- Washington, DC: #DCscitweetup – and Twitter account. Started by me and Allie Wilkinson a couple of years ago now run by Sara Caldwell. Meets monthly. Facebook page here. Also a Google group started by Geeky Girl Engineer can be found here.
- Birmingham: #BrumSciComm – Organised by Sarah Cosgriff. Meet once a month in a pub in the city centre.
- Cambridge: #Camscitweetup – Organised by me (and Eva Amsen when she lived in Cambridge). Used to occur monthly – overdue for another!
- Dublin: #Dubscitweetup – Organised by @TriploidTree.
- London: #UKscitweetup – In recent years, organised variously by me, Jon Tennant, Eva Amsen. Originally started by Karen James when she was in the UK. Occurs roughly monthly and has included ice skating, and wine tasting evenings. Facebook page here.
Other science tweetups
- NASA hosts tweetups: #NASAtweetup
- CERN has also hosted irregular tweetups: #CERNtweetup (and Alex Brown is a friendly source for CERN social info)