Q & A with Steve
How has Telluride Science impacted your career?
The different collaborations and some of the things that I have learned scientifically have impacted my research. Even more important is the people that I have met have really allowed me to expand my network. It’s not just about meeting people briefly, it’s about forming new relationships that have some depth because we are interacting in a meeting, in town, going out for drinks, and having dinner.
How is Telluride Science different from other scientific conferences?
Telluride Science meetings tend to be smaller which is a real advantage for promoting discussion amongst all participants. It is a little challenging to get to Telluride but in a way that is a positive aspect because there is a certain degree of isolation and you are in this environment where you can have in-depth conversations and do science in a way that is not usually possible to do. While in Telluride, you are more disconnected from everything else and that helps get your head into the meeting, science and discussions that are so valuable.