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Propose a session by March 1

Propose a session by March 1

NASW Workshop Session

Each year the NASW Programs Committee, which is composed of a diverse group of NASW members, works hard to develop a slate of professional development sessions that reflects the broad and varied interests of our membership. They are, however, limited by the number and diversity of proposals that come in. The chosen NASW workshops, which are part of the annual ScienceWriters™ meeting, directly reflect the depth, breadth, and quality of proposals received.

We need your help to ensure a diversity of topics so that educators, staff writers, freelancers, public information officers, students, writers, editors, early career, late career, new members, and veterans can all find something to fit their needs. Workshops can be targeted at a specific experience level, e.g. a master class or beginner, or creatively crafted in such a way as to be applicable to the larger mission and themes of NASW. They can be focused on a specific type of writing or practice area or broadly craft-oriented. For an idea of previous workshop offerings, visit the archived program at

While we realize that applicants cannot pre-book speakers, preference will be given to those proposals with clear thought toward proposed speakers. The workshops will take place on Saturday, October 29. Applicants are encouraged to think broadly about speakers, seeking the best possible experts within and outside the field of science writing. Limited funding is available for speaker travel to attract those who would not normally attend or in cases where there is financial need.

Organizing a workshop can be a fun and valuable experience that connects you with science writers and experts in other fields. You don't need to be an expert yourself. Consider volunteering your time today to make an idea reality. Organizers and speakers receive complimentary registration to the meeting.

Proposals are due March 1. Successful proposals will be notified by May 1. Details of the session and confirmed speaker list will be due June 15. Questions? Email

Ready to submit a proposal for the 2016 NASW Workshops? Visit the online Workshop proposal submission form.

S+SW Session

NASW members are also invited to propose a "Science and Science Writing" session as part of CASW's New Horizons in Science program during ScienceWriters2016. “S+SW" sessions are intended to elucidate issues facing science writers covering particular areas of science and provide opportunities for open conversation between scientists and writers. Proposals are due March 1.

Ready to submit a proposal for the 2016 S+SW sessions? Visit the online S+SW submission form

You are welcome to submit multiple proposals, but please note that you should not be submitting the same proposal as both a workshop and an S+SW session.

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