On Monday the Royal Society of Chemistry had their annual Twitter conference. The conference is simple – anyone can attend, anyone can submit a poster, there are no registration fees and it goes on for 24 hours. You simply follow the hashtag #RSCPoster and get chatting to people about their work. It’s amazing.
Last year I attended and submitted a poster which sparked lots of conversation. Given that it’s online I had these conversations while taking a stroll round a country park in Buckinghamshire, which made for a very chilled poster session.
This year I attended not as a contributor but as a cartoonist. A few months back I contacted the organisers and asked if I could draw cartoon abstracts for attendees. They were keen (although I have a sneaking suspicion they didn’t really know what it was I’d actually be doing) and said “go for it”. So on Monday I drew 20 cartoons and one animation for a handful of the attendees of #RSCPoster. It was exhausting, but so much fun!
If you missed them then you can catch them all in this fancy gallery.
Honestly drawing them was blast and I cant wait to do it again next year! I’m also now going to ask around and perhaps offer it as a service for anyone wanting an alternative way of promoting their work.