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Register now for the World Conference

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More than 700 attendees from 62 countries have registered for WCSJ2017, scheduled for Oct. 26-30 in beautiful San Francisco. Take part in this rare opportunity to attend a World Conference close to home and register by Oct. 12. Registration may close early if capacity is reached.

Lunch and tour sign-ups for WCSJ2017

NASW, along with our organizing partners for 10th World Conference of Science Journalists, is excited to announce the addition of several lunch programs and university-sponsored laboratory tours to the conference schedule. Registration for the newly added events is now open on a first come, first served basis. Register early for the best selection.

NASW Diversity Fellowship winners

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The National Association of Science Writers’ inaugural Diversity Fellowship has been awarded to two fellows — Aneri Pattani, a recent graduate of the journalism program at Northeastern University in Boston, and Marissa Shieh, a student in NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program.

Peggy Girshman Idea Grants awarded

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The NASW Peggy Girshman Idea Grants Committee has awarded $24,700 to five groups and individuals, using funds from NASW's Authors Coalition of America distributions.

WCSJ2017 registration opens May 1

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Mark your calendars for Oct. 26-30, 2017, to attend the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists in exciting San Francisco, the first such conference to be held in the United States. Registration opens on May 1, 2017.

WCSJ2017 volunteer positions open

NASW is looking for volunteers to lead specific aspects of the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists, which we are hosting in partnership with CASW and the World Federation of Science Journalists this year. The conference will be held October 26-30 in San Francisco. It will be much like our annual ScienceWriters conference, but bigger and longer with a lot more moving parts. We need your help!

Reminder: Diversity Fellowship applications due April 1

Applications for our inaugural Diversity Fellowship are due April 1. The fellowship is for students and early-career science writers undertaking summer science journalism internships. Two fellows will receive $5,000 to supplement any stipends they receive from their summer employer. The fellowship is open to any underrepresented minority who intends to complete a science-journalism internship during the summer of 2017.

New committee seeks volunteers

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NASW's newly formed Governance Committee is looking for volunteers. The committee will work to ensure that the organization is effective, efficient, and performs to standards of due diligence. It will review the constitution and bylaws on a regular basis and recommend best practices.

WCSJ2017 organizers announce program themes, fellowships, speakers

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NASW and other organizers of the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2017) unveiled details of the upcoming event at an information session held today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Announcements included program themes, new plenary speakers, an initiative to serve attendees from Latin America and the Caribbean, pre- and post-conference activities, an update on conference fundraising, and travel fellowships. Read the release here.

NASW's PIO regional workshop in Seattle: Register now

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NASW is sponsoring a regional workshop for PIOs in Seattle on April 28, 2017. Organized by the Northwest Science Writers Association, the workshop will feature sessions on social media, visual communication, working with scientists and science journals, and more. Registration is open now. Register early for a $25 discount.