Dan Yurman, my friend at Idaho Samizdat, is organizing a get together for bloggers and authors interested in talking and sharing stories about nuclear energy – and probably lots of other topics of interest. This event will build upon a community of interest that that got together in Atlanta in June for a wonderful outdoor dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. One thing I remember clearly about that dinner was that nukes can talk about all kinds of topics, including marathon running, hiking in the woods, raising children, teaching foreign languages, and public education systems.
Here is an excerpt from Dan’s invitation to the event:
While there is no formal session on blogging and social media in the program, several nuclear bloggers will be there. I am proposing an informal social event Tuesday evening Nov 17th. The area has plenty of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.
We propose to have an informal discussion about how social media, including blogs, instant messages, and web services are shaping public perceptions of the nuclear energy industry.
After receiving an initial attendance list, I expanded my description of the group from “bloggers” to “writers”. Here is a hint – if you collect autographed hard covers, you might want to bring “Power to Save the World” and “The Rickover Effect” with you if you decide to attend. Based on a post I just read titled The Role of Virtual Reality in Education and Promoting Real World Activities, the topic of conversation could also turn to the virtual world of Second Life.
David Bradish at NEI Nuclear Notes talked about the gathering at Nuclear Blogger Gathering in DC, November 17, After ANS Meeting and indicated his intention to attend.
Areva Blog (Jarret Adams, no relation) posted a note titled Join Nuclear Bloggers at ANS Winter Meeting!
Ted Rockwell at Learning About Energy wrote about the event when he declared that he was Back in Business after taking some time away from blogging to do some careful research that resulted in a new paper titled Energy Facts Report.
In other words, if you have the time and the interest, put the meeting on your calendar so you can get a chance to meet with some of the people who produce words about nuclear energy that you should be reading regularly.