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National Association of Science Writers
Council for the Advancement of Science Writing
The annual ScienceWriters meeting is a joint meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. A mix of professional development workshops, briefings on the latest scientific research, extensive networking opportunities, and field trips, it is a meeting for science writers, by science writers, with content to appeal to both the newest writers and seasoned professionals. The location varies each year based on the host institution, providing access to science writers in all parts of the United States.
ScienceWriters 2012 will kick off with science-themed tours around the Triangle region on Friday and a welcome reception at the RTP Foundation, headquarters of the world-famous Research Triangle Park.
NASW’s professional development workshops, organized by terrific NASW volunteers, will take place Saturday, October 27, and the 50th meeting of the CASW New Horizons in Science, orchestrated by CASW's Program Director, will be Sunday and Monday. Both will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center. Accommodations will be at the Marriott City Center, right across the street. You’ll find yourself in the center of a fun and growingly funky downtown scene that you’re sure to enjoy.
Saturday night, awards will be presented at a gala party in the stunning new Nature Research Center science museum in downtown Raleigh. To celebrate and inspire, this year the awards reception will be open to all meeting attendees free of charge, sponsored by NASW.
On Sunday, October 28 enjoy “Lunch With A Scientist” with a quick trip to NC State University’s Centennial Campus for one-on-one sessions with some of the area’s leading researchers. Sunday night, don’t miss the SCONC Halloween Party at the Oxford Gastropub! Your North Carolina hosts will provide the food, drink and dancing, and the NC Museum of Life + Science will offer some spooky science surprises. (Costumes encouraged.)
On Tuesday, October 30, there will be half-day tours around the Triangle or a choice of two field trips.
Learn more at the event website.
Register here. Registration begins August 15 and closes on October 10.