Yes, speed dating… what has long been a sitcom trope has become my reality. I would summarize what brought me to this, but if you read my articles , you would already know. As I walked into the watering hole where the event was held, I must admit, I was nervous. I mean, really nervous. So nervous in fact, that I, a year-old man was about to leave the minute I got there. Let me set the stage for you: There are many tables set up in the back of a dimly lit bar with numbers on them.
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. So, along with the free-for-all Cell Polarity conference see previous post at the Royal Society that the lab co-organised, we were also invited to organise a much smaller discussion session meeting at Chicheley Hall , a beautiful country house owned by the Royal Society. This is all great, but how do you go about encouraging people to meet new people and not to just catch up with collaborators? How do you help your scientists make useful new connections and learn about potentially helpful new techniques? And, how do you do all of this in just two days?
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Subscribe To Our Newsletter! Speed dating is matchmaking for the modern age. Even though there are online dating websites and apps you can use, you might find that you would rather meet people in person right away. There is only so much you can tell about a person by interacting with them online.