ASLO 2018 Summer Meeting

Workshops and Town Halls

The organizers of the meeting encourage the submission of requests for town hall meetings, workshops or other auxiliary meetings. All applications should be submitted using the online application form. This form will be available soon.

These events should be planned during lunch or possibly in the evening. Meeting room space will be complimentary as long as there are rooms available. All other costs will not be covered. Even if space is not available at the convention center, you may still organize your own meeting or activity at an alternative location.

If you have questions about the application or an event that you are planning, please contact Lynda West at

Story Collider Event

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 – Time TBD
Location TBD

Stories are powerful. Whether hilarious or heartbreaking, subversive or soothing, they reflect who we are and what matters to us. As a community, it deeply matters who takes the stage and what stories are told. We want to hear yours! 

On Tuesday evening, 12 June, The Story Collider will host a very special edition of their live show at ASLO. Science and technology shape all of our lives in many different ways- and this means all of us have many different kinds of stories about science. We are searching for five people to share their true, personal experiences. There will be no lectures, no slides, no props. Ranging from the intellectual to outrageous, from funny to profound, we’ll explore the deeply human side of research.

Your story might be about anything - an important experiment, a bad day at the hospital, a childhood misadventure, love, loss, and more. Exotic locations and exciting action never hurt, but what we care about is how you’ve changed and grown. Our experienced producers will help you develop and prepare to tell your story - all you need to do is send a brief email describing the core idea.

Send your pitch to with “ASLO Story Idea" in the subject. The deadline for pitches is 9 March 2018. If you are curious or would like some inspiration, read more at or browse The Story Collider podcast archive at