ScienceWriters2018

Registration is open

October 12-16, Washington, D.C.

ScienceWriters 2018 is a meeting for science writers, by science writers.

Join us in Washington, D.C., for professional development workshops developed by the National Association of Science Writers, briefings on scientific research presented by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, and lab tours and science field trips organized by George Washington University and its hosting partners.

   NASW workshop       CASW New Horizons in Science       Hosted event, trip or tour   

W  NASW workshop registration required ($)    F  CASW New Horizons or hosted event (free)    $  Separate registration required ($)   
12Friday1:00 - 5:00 pmGetting Real: Science Writing in AR and VR
Location: Marvin Center, Room 307
$
1:00 - 5:00 pmSciWriUnited: A regional SciWri groups congress
Location: Marvin Center, Room 309
W
3:00 - 5:00 pmInteractive workshop: How to submit a successful pitch
Location: Marvin Center, TBD
$
3:30 - 4:15 pmButterfly CRISPR workshop at the GW Department of Biological Sciences
Location: Science and Engineering Hall, 8th floor
F
3:30 - 4:15 pmTour of the Harlan Greenhouse at the GW Department of Biological Sciences
Location: Science and Engineering Hall, 8th floor
F
4:30 - 5:15 pmButterfly CRISPR workshop at the GW Department of Biological Sciences
Location: Science and Engineering Hall, 8th floor
F
4:30 - 5:15 pmTour of the Harlan Greenhouse at the GW Department of Biological Sciences
Location: Science and Engineering Hall, 8th floor
F
5:30 - 7:30 pmWelcome reception
Location: Science and Engineering Hall
F
13Saturday7:30 - 8:30 amNASW business meeting
Location: Lisner Auditorium
W
8:30 - 9:45 amPlenary: In the Trump era, whose job is it to build public trust in science?
Location: Lisner Auditorium
W
10:15 - 11:45 amApocalypse how? The challenge of writing freshly about huge intractable problems
Location: Lisner Auditorium
W
10:15 - 11:45 amCommunicating ciencia II: Engaging the changing faces and voices of mass media
Location: Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom
W
10:15 - 11:45 amCongratulations, you're a manager! Now what?
Location: Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom
W
10:15 - 11:45 amHow to get paid: Dealing with delinquent clients
Location: Marvin Center, Room 309
W
10:15 - 11:45 amOptimizing Twitter for science communication
Location: Jack Morton Auditorium
W
11:45 am - 2:00 pmLunch break
Location: Visit your choice of multiple local establishments for good eats + good company
W
12:00 - 1:30 pmLunch Roundtable: Balancing Parenting and Freelancing
Location: TBA
$
12:45 - 1:45 pm#SciWriMentoring
Location: Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom
W
12:45 - 1:45 pmCoping strategies for the stressed-out science writer
Location: Marvin Center, Room 309
W
2:00 - 3:15 pmPreprints: Best practices for science journalists and communicators
Location: Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom
W
2:00 - 3:15 pmRaising your voice: Using essay techniques in science writing
Location: Lisner Auditorium
W
2:00 - 3:15 pmShow, not tell: The art of writing science videos
Location: Jack Morton Auditorium
W
2:00 - 3:15 pmTalking with young people about science in the age of #fakenews
Location: Marvin Center, Room 309
W
2:00 - 3:15 pmWe've got the beat: How to create an area of expertise as a science writer
Location: Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom
W
3:45 - 5:00 pmLive interviewing: Science up close and personal
Location: Jack Morton Auditorium
W
3:45 - 5:00 pmOh now I get it: Training scientists to communicate clearly
Location: Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom
W
3:45 - 5:00 pmPitch Slam 2018: Get feedback from editors in real time
Location: Lisner Auditorium
W
3:45 - 5:00 pmSo you think you want to edit?
Location: Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom
W
5:15 - 6:30 pmScience writer for hire: A freelancer-editor-PIO meet-and-greet
Location: Marvin Center, Room 309
W
7:00 - 10:00 pmScienceWriters Annual Awards Night
Location: Washington Marriott Georgetown
F
14Sunday7:45 - 8:45 amContinental breakfast
Location: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom and Continental Ballroom
F
7:45 am - 7:00 pmExhibit Hall open
Location: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom and Continental Ballroom
F
8:00 - 11:00 amCheck-in
Location: Marvin Center Great Hall
F
8:45 - 10:00 amHumans have big brains. So what?
Location: Lisner Auditorium
F
10:05 - 11:05 amScience + Science Writing: The Wild West of stem cell therapy
Location: Lisner Auditorium
F
10:05 - 11:05 amWounds, plants, and poisons: Zooming in on cellular processes to solve problems on the farm and battlefield
Location: Jack Morton Auditorium
F
11:05 - 11:30 amCoffee break
Location: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom and Continental Ballroom
F
11:30 am - 12:30 pmKilauea: High-tech observation gives scientists a look inside a restless planet
Location: Lisner Auditorium
F
11:30 am - 12:30 pmPreventing violence against women and girls: What works
Location: Jack Morton Auditorium
F
12:30 - 2:30 pmLunch with a Scientist
Location: Various
F
2:30 - 3:30 pmPlenary: Patrusky Lecture
Location: Lisner Auditorium
F
3:30 - 4:00 pmCoffee break
Location: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom and Continental Ballroom
F
4:00 - 5:00 pmDiscovery, retraction, and crisis: How and why press reporting on science matters
Location: Jack Morton Auditorium
F
4:00 - 5:00 pmScience + Science Writing: Weird science: Case studies in communicating quantum physics
Location: Amphitheater (Marvin Center)
F
4:00 - 5:00 pmTroubled intersections: Police violence, gentrification, and HIV/AIDS prevention
Location: Lisner Auditorium
F
5:00 - 7:00 pmScienceWriters reception
Location: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom and Continental Ballroom
F
15Monday7:45 - 8:30 amContinental breakfast
Location: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom and Continental Ballroom
F
7:45 am - 5:00 pmExhibit Hall open
Location: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom and Continental Ballroom
F
8:30 - 9:30 amA detailed X-ray map of the galactic plane
Location: Jack Morton Auditorium
F
8:30 - 9:30 amDifferential privacy: Science provides researchers and census-takers a better way to protect personal data
Location: Lisner Auditorium
F
9:00 - 10:40 amTour of GW Nanofabrication and Imaging Center with emphasis on biomedical microscopy
Location: Science and Engineering Hall B2800
F
9:35 - 10:35 amDams in Amazonia: A developing climate threat
Location: Jack Morton Auditorium
F
9:35 - 10:35 amThe Slave Wrecks Project: A participatory exploration of the brutal trade that built modern economies
Location: Lisner Auditorium
F
10:35 - 10:50 amCoffee break
Location: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom and Continental Ballroom
F
10:50 - 11:50 amApollo plus 50: The past, present, and future of the space program
Location: Lisner Auditorium
F
11:50 am - 1:00 pmLunch break
Location: Visit your choice of multiple local establishments for good eats + good company
12:00 - 12:45 pmLunchtime yoga
Location: GW Milken Institute School of Public Health
12:15 - 2:00 pmTour of GW Nanofabrication and Imaging Center with emphasis on nanofabrication techniques
Location: Science and Engineering Hall B2800
F
1:00 - 2:00 pmAutism research: New questions about the developing brain
Location: Lisner Auditorium
F
2:00 - 3:00 pmScience + Science Writing: The Amazon in crisis
Location: Lisner Auditorium
F
3:00 - 3:15 pmCoffee break
Location: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom and Continental Ballroom
F
3:15 - 4:05 pmClimate science on trial
Location: Lisner Auditorium
F
4:05 - 4:55 pmChemical exposures and consumer health: The case of uterine fibroids
Location: Lisner Auditorium
F
16Tuesday8:00 am - 12:30 pmUSP field trip: The science of quality standards
Location: Rockville, Md. Van will depart/return to the Washington Marriott Georgetown.
F
8:00 am - 5:00 pmNational Association of Science Writers Information Access Summit
Location: Marvin Center Room 309
$
8:30 am - 12:30 pmMedImmune field trip: Beyond biotech
Location: Gaithersburg, Md. Bus will depart/return to the Washington Marriott Georgetown.
F
9:00 am - 12:00 pmGeorgetown University Medical Center field trip: Just because we can, should we?
Location: Washington, DC. Bus will depart/return to the Washington Marriott Georgetown.
F
9:00 am - 12:00 pmUniversity of Maryland: Next-generation engineering
Location: College Park, Md. Bus will depart/return to the Washington Marriott Georgetown.
F
9:00 am - 12:00 pmUniversity of Maryland: Quantum computing
Location: College Park, Md. Bus will depart/return to the Washington Marriott Georgetown.
F
9:00 am - 12:00 pmUniversity of Maryland: Virtual and augmented reality
Location: College Park, Md. Bus will depart/return to the Washington Marriott Georgetown.
F
9:00 am - 4:00 pmNational Institute of Standards and Technology field trip: Not your standard tour
Location: Gaithersburg, Md. Bus will depart/return to the Washington Marriott Georgetown
F

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