More than 80 people registered for the event, and follow-ups with the attendees suggest it worked as planned: Eighty-five percent of participants said they met at least one potential collaborator, and seven pairs of researchers applied for internal pilot funding.Word has gotten out: Other institutions and organizations have contacted us hoping to learn how to run their own events.– High cost of failure – Unpredictable consequence: Scott and his team were conscious that they were introducing technologies in social contexts and didn’t know what the consequences of that might be.So he explained that he looked in the design toolbox for some tools of the trade to help.This article is intended to provide suggestions for putting together your own speed-networking event, using ours as an example.It includes some reflections on a few things we'll do differently next time.This process continues until everyone in one group has met everyone in the other group.The goal, for translational research as for dating, is to find a match.
But it's important: Meeting scientists from other disciplines can spark a new research idea or open the door to a solution to a problem that has seemed intractable.
Shirtless or revealing pictures will not be permitted.
Participants will be asked to come to Henderson during the evening (date, TBD) for the Speed Dating Event.
PASADENA, Calif.—For speed daters, first impressions are everything.
But it's more than just whether someone is hot or not.