This looks interesting … the First Online EMBL PhD Symposium, a sort of ‘online’ conference for the life sciences. Everybody with a scientific background is invited to participate. Registration is free.
The programme (Career Development Session, Omics Session / Systems Biology, Scientific Communication 2.0 and Participant’s Contributions) and speakers list makes it look sort of like a “Biology 2.0” conference.
Apart from the (possible) IRC sessions, hopefully the fact that everything is stored as video/audio + comments on their content managment system means the ‘inconvenient’ timezone in Australia won’t limit my participation too much.