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Thursday, October 26, 2017 to Monday, October 30, 2017

Excellent science journalism has never been more essential to our complex and changing world. In October 2017, San Francisco will welcome more than 1,200 media professionals from 70 countries as they come together for the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists. At this conference, being held in the United States for the first time, writers will immerse themselves in Northern California’s rich science and technology environment as they address the future of media and the excitement and challenge of 21st-century science.

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Friday, October 28, 2016 to Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A meeting for science writers, by science writers. Join us for NASW's professional development workshops, briefings on scientific research presented by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, and lab tours and science field trips organized by the Texas Biomedical Research Institute.

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Monday, August 15, 2016 to Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Measure Locally, Respond Globally: The Business and Science of Climate in the Southern Appalachians is a two-day conference for journalists covering the environment, science, data analytics, business, farming, lifestyle, and weather. To learn more and register, visit

This conference is proudly supported by an NASW Idea Grant.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Chicago Science Writers invite NASW members to attend their upcoming event "The who, what, where, why, and how of off-label prescribing” on Wednesday, May 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Medill School of Journalism Chicago Newsroom. This panel will discuss the legal, ethical, and safety issues around off-label prescribing. You’ll learn what it means, how doctors determine which drugs to use off label, and how pharmaceutical companies view off-label use.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Free workshop scheduled for May 1 in Baton Rouge. Show Me the Coast 2015 is a practical training in visual storytelling workshop for scientists and science communicators. Funded by an NASW Idea Grant to Louisiana State University, the organizers at the The Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs invite those interested to attend the May 1 event free of charge. To learn more and register, visit

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Saturday, April 18, 2015 to Sunday, April 19, 2015

Join the New England Science Writers at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA the weekend of April 18, 2015 for "Telling Science Stories with Code and Data." Funded by an NASW Idea Grant, this hands-on workshop will cover both how to acquire, analyze and interpret data and how to visualize and present scientific information in interactive, reader-friendly ways for storytelling. Learn more and register by April 10 at [](