Preparing the NECTAR trip

In the next weeks I’m going to be flying around the world as "NECTAR ambassador".

NECTAR, is an NSERC Research Network focused on collaboration
technologies; a research effort of six Canadian Universities (University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, Dalhousie University, Queen’s University, University of Toronto, University of Saskatchewan) to investigate technological and social
issues to make computer-supported collaboration more efficient, more
productive, and more natural.

In its five years of life, the network has produced many research projects and hundreds of top-notch research publications in the fields of HCI (Human-computer Interaction) and CSCW (Computer-Supported Collaborative Work). Now it is coming to an end, and I’m  lucky enough to take part in the process of disseminating some of this research. I have been involved as a student since the beginning of my Ph.D. (4 years ago), and know many of the researchers and professors involved, but the first part of my trip is dedicated to meet some more of the people involved.

The current itinerary is listed below. In most of the places my visit includes a talk about NECTAR and my work within NECTAR.

Feb 22nd – Saskatoon – Toronto
Feb 23rd – Toronto – Kingston (Queen’s university) Kingston – Toronto
Feb 24th – (University of Toronto)
Feb 25th – Toronto – Calgary
Feb 26th – (University of Calgary) Calgary – Vancouver
Feb 27th – (University of British Columbia)
March 1st – Vancouver – Seattle
March 2nd – (University of Washington) – Seattle – San Francisco
March 4th – (Stanford University)
March 5th – San Francisco – Auckland – Christchurch (NZ)
March 9th – (University of Canterbury) – Christchurch – Sydney
March 10th – (NICTA)
March 12th – Sidney – Singapore
March 13th – (National University of Singapore)
March 14th – Singapore – Frankfurt – Copenhagen
March 16th – (IT University of Copenhagen)
March 17th – Copenhagen – Berlin
March 18th – (Potsdam University)
March 19th – Berlin – London – Paris
March 20th – (Université Paris-Sud)
March 22nd – Paris – Dublin – Boston
March 23rd – (Harvard University) – Boston – Atlanta
March 24th – (Georgia Tech)
March 25th – Atlanta – Denver – Saskatoon

My goal is to write at least one blog about each of the locations.

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