Registration for the NASW annual workshops portion of the ScienceWriters meeting is open to members and a limited number of non-members. Registration for the New Horizons portion of the meeting is open to science writers and science-writing students.
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Attendance at ScienceWriters is subsidized to keep your costs low.
NASW Workshops fees
Registration opens on August 1.
Attendance at the workshops is heavily subsidized by NASW and includes the Saturday evening Awards Reception. Thank you for attending!
$185 until August 31 Get your earlybird discount!
$210 September 1 thru close of registration on October 1.
Student member rate
$75 thru close of registration on October 1.
Non-member rate (non-refundable)
$425 thru close of registration on October 1.
CASW’s New Horizons in Science Briefings
New Horizons' events are hosted by George Washington University.
ScienceWriters2018 will be held at the Marvin Center on George Washington University's campus in Washington, DC.
Book early and save
A block of discounted rooms is now available ($239 + applicable tax per night). To receive this discount, call 877-212-5752 and mention "ScienceWriters2018." You can also book online using this link. Attendees are encouraged to book early to secure their accommodations as inventory at this rate is limited.
Washington Marriott Georgetown
1221 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Optional field trips and pre-conference sessions
Most field trips will be free. Some will have a modest fee. For details visit, view the "Hosted events and tours" tab on the Schedule page. when registration opens on August 1.
Several types of travel fellowships are available and will be announced later this summer.
The NASW portion of ScienceWriters is solely funded by the National Association of Science Writers. While a registration fee is charged to offset some of NASW's costs, that fee covers only a portion of the total NASW workshop costs. New Horizons is hosted each year by different universities, which provide funds to cover the meeting.
All registration is handled securely online. We apologize that mail or phone in registrations are not accepted. Registration begins August 1 and closes on October 1. In order that we may keep our costs low by ensuring an accurate count, NO late or on-site registrations are accepted. Register here beginning August 1.
In order that we may keep our costs low by ensuring an accurate count, NO late or on-site registrations can be accepted. Registration begins August 1 and closes on October 1. Please avoid disappointment (and save $!) by registering early.
The NASW professional development workshops are chosen by a committee of members from proposals submitted by members in March of each year and organized by volunteers. The scientific sessions for the New Horizons in Science Briefings are chosen solely by program director Rosalind Reid. The program draws speakers from around the country, including a portion from the host institution.
Advance registration is required for the Annual Awards Reception, but there is no cost to attend the reception. Registration begins online on August 1. Join your colleagues to congratulate the winners of NASW's Science in Society Awards, CASW's Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting, and the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists.
Registration for the NASW workshops on Saturday includes a light continental breakfast and coffee breaks. Saturday lunch will be on your own during a 2-hour lunch break. The campus is replete with food options in all prices ranges.
Breakfast and lunch is provided on Sunday. Breakfast is provided on Monday. Evening receptions usually have ample appetizers, but not necessarily a full, plated dinner.