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Neil Bardhan

Executive Director

BSR Contributor Since September 8, 2015

Neil Bardhan (he/him pronouns) is the executive director of BSR. He lives in Philadelphia. He writes, works in science communication, and manages social media presences. He also performs improvisational comedy and helps to produce storytelling events. Follow him on Twitter @NeilPBardhan.

Neil Bardhan is the executive director of BSR. He lives in Philadelphia. He comes to BSR through a longstanding connection to the performing arts. While a student at Johns Hopkins University, he was active in the Barnstormers theater group as a technical director, as well as part of Witness Theater. He later earned a Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester and went on to research psycholinguistics in the Netherlands and to teach in Germany. He then created a technical communication consulting firm: he offers one-on-one coaching services and has worked as part of the improvscience team to transform scientists' communication and collaboration practices.

Throughout Philadelphia, Neil enjoys building community, both in person and using social media, and producing events. He regularly performed in the variety show Hey We’re Cool. He is part of the shortform improv group The N Crowd and appears in comedy shows at Philly Improv Theater. Neil has also been involved at First Person Arts, including numerous storytelling projects over the years, the annual First Person Arts Festival, and the Commonspace series on WHYY. Billy Penn included Neil on their 2016 "Who’s Next Communications" list. Follow his personal presence on Twitter @NeilPBardhan.

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Edward Pettit, Mary Going, and Lauren Nixon bring Dracula to Zoom every week. (Image courtesy of the Rosenbach.)

Seven tips for transforming in-person conferences into irresistible online experiences

If you stream it, will they come?

Conference veterans and networking mavens Neil Bardhan and Marta Rusek have your guide to organizing virtual gatherings that don’t suck (unless they involve Dracula).
Neil Bardhan Marta Rusek

Neil Bardhanand Marta Rusek

Articles 6 minute read
Oh, just Bill Graham as Father Time on a magic mushroom during New Year's Eve at the Oakland Auditorium in 1982. (Photo courtesy of Ken Friedman)

NMAJH presents Dennis McNally and Susana Millman

Backstage with the Dead

Bill Graham archivist and Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally, along with photographer Susana Millman, discuss their years with the Dead at the National Museum of American Jewish History's Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution exhibition. Neil Bardhan reviews.
Neil Bardhan

Neil Bardhan

Articles 3 minute read
Glass Routes is taking it to the streets. (photos by Neil Bardhan)

Fringe 2015: 'glass movement' by Glass Routes

Creation and destruction

The finale of each movement of Glass Route’s Fringe Festival show is the destruction of the newly made glass object. Viewers seemed unable to detach from the glass as a product or a piece of art in its own right.
Neil Bardhan

Neil Bardhan

Articles 4 minute read
An adult man and young woman-presenting character outside at a balcony, wearing dark grays and browns, look at each other

The 2023 BSR end-of-the-year recommendations

Picks from the staff

A selection of books, TV shows, movies, and podcasts from the staff here at Broad Street Review that got us through the year.