ScienceWriters2016

Register by October 13

October 28-November 1, San Antonio, Texas

A meeting for science writers, by science writers

Join us in San Antonio, Texas, for professional development workshops developed by the National Association of Science Writers, briefings on scientific research presented by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, and lab tours and science field trips organized by a consortium of San Antonio's scientific community led by the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and BioBridge Global. The meeting will be at the Omni La Mansión del Rio in downtown San Antonio.

Registration is open now and closes on October 13. An earlybird discount is available thru September 22.

   NASW workshop       CASW New Horizons in Science       Hosted event, trip or tour   

W  NASW workshop registration required ($)    F  CASW New Horizons or hosted event (free)    $  Separate registration required ($)   
28Friday11:00 am - 5:00 pmNASW Board meeting
Location: San José, Omni La Mansión
W
12:00 - 5:00 pmCheck-in
Location: Lobby, Omni La Mansión
W
1:00 - 4:00 pmPre-conference Session: How to make awesome science video (…and get people to watch it)
Location: Espada, Omni La Mansión
W
1:00 - 4:00 pmPre-conference Session: Interactive graphics for people with no free time
Location: Concepión, Omni La Mansión
W
6:00 - 9:00 pm“Cowboy Up” welcome reception at the Lonesome Dove Room, San Antonio's Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Location: Buses depart from Omni
F
9:00 - 10:30 pmDiversity mixer
Location: TBA
W
29Saturday7:00 - 8:00 amMeet and greet for newcomers/students
Location: Room TBA
7:30 am - 5:30 pmCheck-in
Location: Lobby, Omni La Mansión
W
8:00 - 9:15 amNASW membership meeting
Location: Iberian Ballroom, Omni La Mansión
9:30 - 10:45 amA1) Communicating ciencia: Adapting to the changing voices of mass media
Location: Iberian AB, Omni La Mansión
W
9:30 - 10:45 amA2) How to increase your social media reach when you’re a one-person shop
Location: Madero, Omni La Mansión
W
9:30 - 10:45 amA3) First aid for editors
Location: Veramendi, Omni La Mansión
W
9:30 - 10:45 amA4) Turning on the lightbulb: How to generate great feature ideas
Location: Iberian C, Omni La Mansión
W
10:45 - 11:15 amBreak
Location: Madero lobby and El Cabildo
W
11:15 am - 12:30 pmB1) Writing when you have a strong opinion
Location: Iberian C, Omni La Mansión
W
11:15 am - 12:30 pmB2) How to ask and answer tough questions
Location: Veramendi, Omni La Mansión
W
11:15 am - 12:30 pmB3) Against ableism: Writing about disability
Location: Iberian AB, Omni La Mansión
W
12:30 - 2:00 pmInformal Networking Lunch
Location: Concepción, Espada, or Madero
W
12:30 - 2:00 pmSpecial Lunch Session on The World Conference: International Science Journalism in the Spotlight
Location: El Capistrano
W
12:30 - 2:00 pmSpecial Lunch Table: #OneMinuteMentor
Location: Table will be in Espada
W
12:30 - 2:00 pmSpecial Lunch Table: How to Win an NASW Idea Grant
Location: Table will be in Espada
W
2:00 - 3:15 pmC1) Investigative reporting: Uncovering the seedy side of science
Location: Iberian C, Omni La Mansión
W
2:00 - 3:15 pmC2) 5 secrets to get your editor begging for more
Location: Veramendi, Omni La Mansión
W
2:00 - 3:15 pmC3) Byline Counting project: Data and solutions
Location: Iberian AB, Omni La Mansión
W
3:15 - 3:45 pmBreak
Location: Madero lobby and El Cabildo
W
3:45 - 5:00 pmD1) Practical strategies for science & health journalism diversity
Location: Iberian AB, Omni La Mansión
W
3:45 - 5:00 pmD2) Reaching "the front page of the Internet": How to work with reddit to make science go viral
Location: Iberian C, Omni La Mansión
W
3:45 - 5:00 pmD3) Hit the streets: How to bring non-scientists into science stories
Location: Veramendi, Omni La Mansión
W
3:45 - 5:00 pmD4) Pitch Slam 2016: Get feedback from editors in real time
Location: Madero, Omni La Mansión
W
6:00 - 9:00 pmAwards reception at The Witte Museum
Location: The Witte Museum, buses depart from Omni
F
30Sunday7:00 - 8:15 amBreakfast
Location: TK
F
8:15 - 8:30 amWelcome
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión
F
8:30 - 9:30 amThe faces behind digital crime and cyberterrorism
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión
F
9:30 - 10:30 amHow neurons build networks: A scientist mashes up smartphone data, graph theory and biochemistry
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión
F
9:30 - 10:30 amNonhuman primate research in the post-chimpanzee era
Location: Madero, Omni la Mansión
F
10:30 - 11:00 amBreak
Location: TK
F
11:00 am - 12:00 pmPatrusky Lecture: What's the matter with quantum mechanics?
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión
F
12:00 - 2:00 pmEl Día de los Científicos: Have lunch with a scientist
Location: Various rooms, Omni la Mansión del Rio
F
1:30 - 3:15 pmTour: 20% renewable by 2020 with CPS Energy
Location: Buses depart from Omni
F
1:30 - 3:30 pmTour: Making better products to save limbs and lives at Acelity
Location: Buses depart from Omni
F
2:00 - 3:00 pmScience + Science Writing: The next Flint crisis (and why there will be one)
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión
F
3:00 - 3:30 pmBreakF
3:30 - 4:30 pmTraumatic brain injury, stroke and aging: Novel insights from biology
Location: Madero, Omni la Mansión del Rio
F
3:30 - 4:30 pmWhat artificial intelligence is and isn't: Programming creativity
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión del Rio
F
3:30 - 5:30 pmTour: Infectious diseases, genomics and animal science at Texas Biomed
Location: Texas Biomedical Research Institute and Southwest National Primate Research Center
F
4:30 - 5:30 pmAge, sex and meddling microbes: An update on cancer immunotherapy
Location: Madero, Omni la Mansión del Rio
F
4:30 - 5:30 pmScience + Science Writing: Inside AI
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión del Rio
F
6:30 - 9:00 pm¡Viva San Antonio! mixer at Sunset Station
Location: Buses depart from Omni
F
31Monday7:15 - 8:30 amBreakfastF
8:00 - 10:30 amTour: University Hospital and UT Health Science Center
Location: Buses depart from Omni
F
8:30 - 9:30 amCultivating citizen science to reduce environmental risks
Location: Madero, Omni la Mansión
F
8:30 - 9:30 amNew insights into the secret lives of dinosaurs
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión
F
9:30 - 10:30 amSelf-driving cars and smart highways: A reality check
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión
F
9:30 - 10:30 amWhat lizard sex tells us about behavioral evolution
Location: Madero, Omni la Mansión
F
10:30 - 11:00 amBreakF
10:30 am - 12:45 pmTour: Sustainability, robotics and visualization at UTSA
Location: Buses depart from Omni
F
10:30 am - 12:45 pmTour: Tissue printing, Lyme disease and photodynamic therapy at UTSA
Location: Buses depart from Omni
F
11:00 am - 12:00 pmA "bully planet" unmasked: Insights from the Juno mission
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión
F
12:00 - 1:15 pmLunch on your own
1:00 - 3:00 pmTour: Children and mental health at Clarity
Location: Buses depart from Omni
F
1:00 - 4:00 pmTour: Southwest Research Institute
Location: Buses depart from Omni
F
1:15 - 2:30 pmScience + Science Writing: Science, climate change and the 2016 presidential election
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión
F
2:30 - 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 - 4:00 pmGenomic parasitology: New weapons against malaria and other tropical diseases
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión
F
4:00 - 5:00 pmThe human genome's 3-D code
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión
F
5:30 - 9:00 pmTour and reception: Trinity University science facility and Carl Wieman lecture
Location: Buses depart from Omni
F
1Tuesday8:30 am - 12:30 pmTour: Natural Bridge Caverns
Location: Buses depart from Omni
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9:00 - 10:30 amTour: Inside San Antonio’s icons
Location: Tour will begin and end in lobby of Omni
F

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