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For recaps of ScienceWriters annual conferences, visit the Event coverage for reports on selected sessions.

Supporting your teams and taking care of yourself during COVID19

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Are you struggling with the best ways to support your staff or freelance writers remotely? Are you feeling pressure from all directions? Join us for a special #SciWriLive Q&A session on Wednesday, May 20 at 2:00 pm ET with leadership and management expert Jill Geisler.

Battling misinformation support group

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Are you confronting COVID19 misinformation in your work? In your social feeds or among family and friends? Join your colleagues to discuss how you're handling misinformation and find support from others. Join us on Tuesday, May 12 at 1:00 pm Eastern on Zoom.

Virtual social for parents of infants and toddlers

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Are you the parent of an infant or a toddler and trying to work from home or just cope during the pandemic? Looking to ask questions or share advice with other members and meet some friendly faces? Please join us this Thursday, May 7th at 2:00 pm Eastern on Zoom.

Virtual Q&A: Freelancing in a Crisis

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

NASW members are invited to join in a virtual informal Q&A session with freelancers Roxanne Khamsi and Wudan Yan this Thursday, April 23 at 11:00 AM Pacific. Wudan and Roxanne, who have been actively covering COVID-19, will talk about how they work during a fast-paced crisis and address members’ questions.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 to Sunday, October 29, 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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Thursday, October 27, 2016 to Monday, October 31, 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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