At the Speed of Twitter

So much to do, so little time.

I probably can’t attend any of the meetings listed here, but my fave calendar item would be the TEDx salon today. Wednesday, November 30, 6:30 to 9 p.m.at the Princeton Public Library.

A TEDx salon — with 3 1/2 hours — lets participants slow down and really dig into the subject. How many times do we get to do that?

This salon will explore how to conquer time in the 21st century — how science can move at the speed of Twitter. “We can use the Internet to build tools to solve the most challenging intellectual problems,” says celebrity speaker Michael Nielsen. Nielsen will talk about Open Sourcing Science.

Chris Leyon, of Princeton’s Linux User’s Group, will also speak. Register for $25 including dessert and a copy of Nielsen’s book, Reinventing Discovery. A $7 student ticket does not include the book.

Three events on Thursday, December 1, compete for attention.

Morgan Lewis Bockius hosts a panel on personalized medicine at 502 Carnegie Center on Thursday, December 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.. Geert Cauwenbergh, founder of Barrier Therapeutics and now managing partner of Aramis Pharma, will be one of the panelists. Cost $15. Register here. 


An entrepreneurship event, a lesson in negotiating, on December 1 at 7 p.m. sponsored by  Princeton University’s Keller Center offers a good (free) place to listen and network. The Keller Center also hosts Kef Kasdin, VeeCee from Battelle Ventures, to speak on entrepreneurial women on December 7 at 5 p.m. 

Also on December 1 at 6 p.m., Lorelei Fenton aims to prove that positive thinking is profitable, and she follows it up on December 4.

See Princeton’s own “business” version of Dancing with the Stars on Wednesday, December 7 at noon, when NJEN’s panel hears three pitches — one wins the prize.

ACG meets on Tuesday, December 6, at 6 p.m. to hear Barry Rabner, CEO of the Princeton Healthcare System.

Any Princeton Comment readers who attend an event and want to comment about it — be my guest! Write a guest entry on this blog. Just email it to me and I’ll post it.

And may we all try to slow down to absorb the wonder of this season.

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