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November 5-9, Yale University

This is an archive of the ScienceWriters2010 meeting site. See ScienceWriters2011, NASW, or CASW for details on the next ScienceWriters meeting.

ScienceWriters2010 is a confluence of the National Association of Science Writers Annual Workshops and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing’s New Horizons in Science Briefings®, and this year we are meeting at Yale University and the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Together, we have planned a dozen career-enhancing professional workshops, followed by 2 1/2 days of scientific sessions, including visits to laboratories and research sites, and we will also be marking NASW's 75th and CASW's 50th anniversaries with plenty of opportunities for networking and celebration.

Meeting schedule

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5Friday8:00 am - 5:00 pmBoard meeting
Location: York Room
6:00 - 10:00 pmCheck-in
Location: Ballroom pre-function area
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6:00 - 10:00 pmScience Cabaret and anniversary party
Location: Ballroom
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9:30 - 11:00 pmFriday Social at ScienceWriters2010 for First-Timers, Students and ‘Sci-Buddies’
Location: Bar 19, 19th Floor
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6Saturday7:30 am - 6:15 pmCheck-in
Location: Ballroom pre-function area
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7:30 - 8:00 amPower Pitch Sign-Ups
Location: Church Room
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8:00 - 9:00 amNASW Business meeting
Location: Ballroom
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9:15 - 10:45 amGreat science writing part I: From eureka moment to book
Location: Ballroom
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9:15 - 10:45 amHow to be an effective science public information officer in the changing media world
Location: Wooster Room
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9:15 - 10:45 amProfitable freelancing: Starting a business and keeping it productive
Location: College Room
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9:15 - 10:45 amThe social web and online commenting: Making it work for journalism
Location: Temple Room
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10:30 am - 4:30 pmScience Writing Secret Mission collaborative gameW
10:45 - 11:15 amBreak
Location: Ballroom pre-function area
11:15 am - 12:45 pmExperiments in new media: Beautiful failures and startling successes
Location: Temple Room
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11:15 am - 12:45 pmGet the numbers right: A workshop on reporting statistics
Location: Chapel Room
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11:15 am - 12:45 pmYour next book will be a pixel: Navigating e-books and e-rights
Location: Wooster Room
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11:15 am - 12:45 pmPower Pitch, the sequel
Location: Church Room
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11:15 am - 12:45 pmCivics of science: Literacy and the collapse of science journalism
Location: College Room
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1:00 - 2:00 pmLunch
Location: Ballroom
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2:15 - 3:45 pmGreat science writing part II: Building the big book
Location: Ballroom
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2:15 - 3:45 pmRebooting science journalism: Adapting to the new media landscape
Location: College Room
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2:15 - 3:45 pmPartners and ethics in the new media era
Location: Temple Room
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2:15 - 3:45 pmProducing video, on camera and off
Location: Chapel Room
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3:45 - 4:15 pmBreak
Location: Ballroom pre-function area
4:15 - 6:00 pmHow to cover a medical conference: Tips from the pros
Location: Temple Room
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4:15 - 6:00 pmData visualization for reporting and storytelling
Location: Ballroom
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4:15 - 6:00 pmNew funding models for journalism
Location: College Room
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4:15 - 6:00 pmA global science writing community: Gearing up for the World Conference of Science Journalists 2011
Location: Wooster Room
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6:30 - 9:00 pmScienceWriters2010 welcome reception
Location: Peabody Museum of Natural History
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7Sunday8:30 amNEUROLOGY: Diagnosing and treating unremitting depression, with Helen Mayberg
Location: Ballroom
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8:30 amEvo-Devo, with Sean Carroll
Location: Canceled
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9:30 amGENOMICS : High-speed pursuit of the genes associated with neuropsychiatric disorders, with Matthew State
Location: Ballroom
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10:30 amCLIMATE CHANGE: Surviving a political attack, and an update on research, with Michael Mann
Location: Ballroom
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12:30 - 2:00 pmLunch with a scientist
Location: Varied; see program on-site.
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2:30 pmMETAGENOMICS: Discoveries in the dirt: Soil metagenomics leads to important findings on antibiotic resistance, with Jo Handelsman
Location: Yale Art Gallery auditorium
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2:30 pmRISK PERCEPTION: Why do people who oppose abortion also tend to doubt climate change? with Dan M. Kahan
Location: Yale Center for British Art auditorium
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3:30 pmCANCER: Overturning cancer dogma: It’s the slowly-dividing cells that matter, with Gil Mor
Location: Yale Art Gallery auditorium
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3:30 pmCOMPLEXITY: Modeling insurgency: Physicist detects similar patterns in very different wars, with Neil Johnson
Location: Yale Center for British Art auditorium
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4:30 pmEVOLUTIONARY PHOTONICS: The optics and nanoscience of blue bird feathers (and butterflies too!)
Location: Yale Center for British Art auditorium
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4:30 pmPRIMATE BEHAVIOR: Why evolution allows us to make bad decisions, with Laurie Santos
Location: Yale Art Gallery auditorium
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6:00 - 9:00 pmAwards dinner
Location: Commons, Yale University
8Monday8:30 - 11:30 amSolons of science: A special symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing
Location: Ballroom
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8:30 - 9:30 amFuture Climate/Future Life (Redux)F
9:30 - 10:30 amP4 Medicine: A Newly Emergent Biological ParadigmF
10:30 - 11:30 amCosmology at the EdgeF
1:00 - 5:00 pmTours of Yale University and Yale School of Medicine
Location: Varied; see program for departure points.
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9Tuesday8:30 amCLINICAL TRIALS: Upending conventional wisdom—and sorting spin from substance, with Harlan M. KrumholzF
8:30 amCHEMISTRY: Recruiting antibodies to fight disease, with David A. SpiegelF
9:30 amSTEM CELLS: The dark side of biology: Tiny RNA molecules controlling gene expression, with Haifan LinF
9:30 am OIL SPILL: The role of science in a national crisis: Update on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, with Steven Lohrenz F
10:30 amAUTISM: Early diagnosis and treatment of autism, with Ami KlinF
10:30 amGREEN CHEMISTRY: Chemistry research that can cleanse the environment and encourage responsible corporate behavior, with Julie ZimmermanF
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