A showcase and panel on the technology and efforts that are growing citizen impact in research and academic work around science and technology.
Darlene Cavalier, Founder, SciStarter.com will talk about the growth of citizen science and emerging areas of co-construction between researchers and citizens.
Robert Cheetham, CEO, Azavea will speak to the development of (largely open source) online tools enabling and activating this social and scientific development.
Kate Atkins: Philadelphian, citizen birder. Kate will discuss how digital tools like eBird directly support her growth as a citizen scientist, and recent applications of crowd-sourced ornithological data in the scientific community.