ScienceWriters2016

Thank you,  San Antonio!

October 28-November 1, San Antonio, Texas

Thank you for a great meeting, everyone. Please fill out the meeting survey at http://svy.mk/2enAZgQ and give us your feedback by November 11.

ScienceWriters 2016 is 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 was held at the beautiful Omni La Mansión del Rio in downtown San Antonio.

   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
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12:00 - 6:00 pmCheck-in
Location: Outside the Iberian Ballroom, 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: Barriba Cantina, 111 W. Crockett St. #214
W
29Saturday7:00 - 8:00 amMeet and greet for newcomers/students
Location: Madero
7:30 am - 5:30 pmCheck-in
Location: Lobby, Omni La Mansión
W
8:00 - 9:15 amNASW membership meeting and continental breakfast
Location: Iberian Ballroom, Omni La Mansión
9:30 - 10:45 amA1) Communicating ciencia: Adapting to the changing voices of mass media
Location: Concepción, Omni La Mansión
W
9:30 - 10:45 amA2) How to increase your social media reach when you’re a one-person shop
Location: Iberian BC, 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 A, 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: Veramendi, Omni La Mansión
W
11:15 am - 12:30 pmB2) How to ask and answer tough questions
Location: Iberian BC, Omni La Mansión
W
11:15 am - 12:30 pmB3) Against ableism: Writing about disability
Location: Iberian A, Omni La Mansión
W
12:30 - 2:00 pmInformal Networking Lunch
Location: Madero, Concepción, El Capistrano, San Jose
W
12:30 - 2:00 pmSpecial Lunch Session on The World Conference: International Science Journalism in the Spotlight
Location: Espada
W
12:30 - 2:00 pmSpecial Lunch Table: #OneMinuteMentor
Location: Table will be in El Capistrano
W
12:30 - 2:00 pmSpecial Lunch Table: How to Win an NASW Idea Grant
Location: Table will be in Table will be in El Capistrano (sunroom side)
W
2:00 - 3:15 pmC1) Investigative reporting: Uncovering the seedy side of science
Location: Iberian BC, 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 A, 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: Veramendi, 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: Concepción, Omni La Mansión
W
3:45 - 5:00 pmD3) Hit the streets: How to bring non-scientists into science stories
Location: Iberian A, Omni La Mansión
W
3:45 - 5:00 pmD4) Pitch Slam 2016: Get feedback from editors in real time
Location: Iberian BC, Omni La Mansión
W
6:00 - 9:00 pmAwards reception at The Witte Museum
Location: The Witte Museum, buses depart Omni at 5:45
F
30Sunday7:00 - 8:15 amBreakfast
Location: Iberian Foyer, Omni La Mansión del Rio
F
8:15 - 8:30 amWelcome
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión del Rio
F
8:30 - 9:30 amThe faces behind digital crime and cyberterrorism
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión del Rio
F
9:30 - 10:30 amHow neurons build networks: A scientist mashes up smartphone data, graph theory and biochemistry
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión del Rio
F
9:30 - 10:30 amNonhuman primate research in the post-chimpanzee era
Location: Madero, Omni la Mansión del Rio
F
10:30 - 11:00 amBreak
Location: Iberian Foyer, Omni La Mansión del Rio
F
11:00 am - 12:00 pmPatrusky Lecture: What's the matter with quantum mechanics?
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión del Rio
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 del Rio
F
3:00 - 3:30 pmBreak
Location: Iberian Foyer, Omni La Mansión del Rio
F
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 amBreakfast
Location: Iberian Foyer, Omni La Mansión del Rio
F
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 del Rio
F
8:30 - 9:30 amNew insights into the secret lives of dinosaurs
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión del Rio
F
9:30 - 10:30 amSelf-driving cars and smart highways: A reality check
Location: Iberian, Omni la Mansión del Rio
F
9:30 - 10:30 amWhat lizard sex tells us about behavioral evolution
Location: Madero, Omni la Mansión del Rio
F
10:30 - 11:00 amBreak
Location: Iberian Foyer, Omni La Mansión del Rio
F
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 del Rio
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 del Rio
F
2:30 - 3:00 pmBreak
Location: Iberian Foyer, Omni La Mansión del Rio
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 del Rio
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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