Social media is transforming the way researchers communicate their ideas, providing an avenue to reach new and broader audiences and another medium for conversation among academics. Given the diverse and geographically dispersed audience for research on food security, the 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security will feature a social media-savvy Junior Researcher Task Force. This set of 22 competitively selected early-career researchers will be responsible for capturing and distributing, via Twitter and blog posts, the key insights and conversation topics that evolve under each of the 11 thematic areas of the conference in Ithaca, New York from October 11-14, 2015.
We invite you to apply to be part of this effort. More details about the program and application process (with a deadline of July 15, 2015) can be found here. We will prioritize applicants with an already robust social media presence, but also welcome submissions from those with a sincere interest in cultivating one.
We hope that you will consider joining us, along with our colleagues at the Earth Institute’s State of the Planet blog, in this exciting endeavor to help voice and shape the messages that will evolve out of the upcoming Conference on Global Food Security.
And don’t forget to submit your abstract by Friday May 8, 2015!