- Saturday, November 2nd, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
- Century Ballroom A
- Jennifer BogoArticles editor, Popular Science
- Stayton BonnerMen's Journal
- David CorcoranThe New York Times
- Peggy GirshmanKaiser Health News
- Laura HelmuthScience and Health editor, Slate
- Roxanne KhamsiNature Medicine
- Becky LangSenior Associate Editor, Discover Magazine
- Robin LloydNews editor, Scientific American
- Susannah LockePopular Science
- Luba OstashevskyDeputy editor, Nautilus
- Mitch WaldropNature
- Jeanne Erdmann
Hello NASW! ScienceWriters2013 brings the return of the Power Pitch. Once again, you'll have the opportunity to dazzle the editor of your dreams with your best story ideas. Remember, it's just like speed dating. Put on your best face and sell yourself and your stories to the editor sitting across the table. Each session lasts seven minutes. That's plenty of time for several well-honed pitches. Editors like these sessions because they're a good way to meet new writers, and a good way to give a spiel about their publication. Writers enjoy them because it's always good to have personal time with editors.
7:15 am, Sat. Nov 2
Sign-ups for specific editors and time slots will take place in-person, onsite Saturday morning, November 2, in a manner that we will strive to make fair and equitable for all attendees.
If you want to participate in the Power Pitch you must attend this advance sign-up session to determine which editors you will meet.
Please be prompt and arrive by 7:15 outside the Magnolia room (yes, we know that's early!).
As participants arrive to sign-ups, each person will draw a number from a jar. Groups of numbers will then be called to sign up for one- two pitch slots at a time. The total number of slots available will be determined by the number of pitch participants. Rotations of groups will continue until all available slots are filled.
Please have your top choices in mind ahead of time. You can learn more about the editors and what they seek in a pitch by viewing their bios, which are clickable above.
The Session Itself
11:00 am -12:15 pm, Sat. Nov. 2
Century Ballroom A
The actual session will take place from 11-12:15 in Century Ballroom A. Please gather QUIETLY outside the Ballroom and await for your slot # to be called. Help us keep things moving like clockwork. Every second counts for you, for the editors, and your fellow attendees. When your slot # is called, proceed quickly to the table with your editor. A timer will be inside to announce a one minute warning and the end of the seven minute slot. Please exit promptly once time is called.