ScienceWriters2013

Welcome

November 1-5, Gainesville, Florida

The ScienceWriters2013 website is now in archive mode. Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, and contributed to making a stellar meeting. For session reports and other links to content, visit sciencewriters2013.org/proceedings.

Please take five minutes to tell us about your experience at ScienceWriters2013. Fill out the meeting survey by November 15, 2013.

If you took photos of ScienceWriters2013 tours, panels, or other events, and you'd like to share them with your fellow science writers, send them to cybrarian@nasw.org. We will assemble the best offerings into photo albums on NASW.org as well as the ScienceWriters pages on Facebook and Google+ and give you a credit. Please be sure to include a caption to identify the subjects of your photos, and thanks in advance for your contributions.

Updates for Attendees contains information about any program or schedule changes or clarifications and other tidbits.

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Included with workshops fee
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Free, registration required
1Friday11:00 am - 4:00 pmNASW Board Meeting (closed meeting)
Location: Board Room, Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
1:00 - 4:00 pmFlorida Museum Collections tour
Location: Meet in hotel lobby; tours leave on the hour at 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm
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1:00 - 4:00 pmUF Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute
Location: Meet in hotel lobby; tours leave on the hour at 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm
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1:00 - 4:00 pmUF/IFAS Entomology Department tour
Location: Meet in hotel lobby; tours leave at 1 pm and 2:30 pm
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2:00 - 6:00 pmProfessional Headshots with Mark Bennington
Location: Prefunction Area/Lobby, Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
3:00 - 7:00 pmCheck-in
Location: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
4:00 - 5:00 pmAerial camera drone demo
Location: Hilton University of Florida (front lawn)
6:00 - 9:00 pmWelcome reception
Location: Florida Museum of Natural History
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9:00 - 11:00 pmAfter party
Location: Two Bits Lounge, Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
2Saturday7:00 - 8:30 amContinental Breakfast
Location: Prefunction Area, Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
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7:00 am - 5:00 pmCheck-in
Location: Prefunction Area, Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
7:15 - 8:00 amPower Pitch Sign-ups
Location: Live Oak
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7:30 - 8:00 amNewcomer meet and greet
Location: Century A Ballroom, Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
8:00 - 9:00 amNASW Business Meeting
Location: Century Ballroom A
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9:00 am - 6:00 pmProfessional Headshots with Mark Bennington
Location: Prefunction Area/Lobby, Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
9:15 - 10:30 amA1) From Star Trek to The Big Bang Theory: Science goes Hollywood
Location: Century Ballroom A
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9:15 - 10:30 amA2) Working with editors
Location: Century Ballroom C
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9:15 - 10:30 amA3) Becoming a backpack PIO
Location: Century Ballroom B
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9:15 - 10:30 amA4) Online and offline tools for mastering your workflow
Location: Dogwood
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10:30 - 11:00 amMorning Break
Location: Prefunction Area
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11:00 am - 12:15 pmB1) A view from the future
Location: Century Ballroom C
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11:00 am - 12:15 pmB2) Take a lesson from the universe: expand
Location: Dogwood
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11:00 am - 12:15 pmB3) Power Pitch
Location: Century Ballroom A
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11:00 am - 12:15 pmB4) Going tribal: Cultivating community in an isolating profession
Location: Century Ballroom B
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12:15 - 1:45 pmLunch
Location: Albert’s Restaurant and Prefunction Area, Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
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1:45 - 3:00 pmC1) Social media law: How just 140 characters can get you in trouble
Location: Century Ballroom C
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1:45 - 3:00 pmC2) If you can’t go long, write short
Location: Century Ballroom A
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1:45 - 3:00 pmC3) Show me the money
Location: Century Ballroom B
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1:45 - 3:00 pmC4) Why research matters: Communicating scientific success stories to policy makers and the public
Location: Dogwood
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3:00 - 3:45 pmAfternoon Break
Location: Prefunction Area
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3:45 - 5:00 pmD2) Starting new publications
Location: Century Ballroom C
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3:45 - 5:00 pmD3) Freelancer ethics: Navigating the changing media landscape
Location: Dogwood
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3:45 - 5:00 pmD4) Rising above the noise: Using statistics-based reporting
Location: Century Ballroom A
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5:05 - 6:30 pmD1) The XX question
Location: Century Ballroom A
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6:30 - 10:00 pmAwards Gala
Location: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida (a short walk from the hotel; shuttle available)
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3Sunday7:00 - 8:30 amBreakfast
Location: Prefunction area
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7:00 am - 12:00 pmCheck-in
Location: Prefunction area
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8:30 - 9:30 amThe tree of lice and the tree of life: Tales of evolution and symbiosis written in one parasite’s gut
Location: Century Ballroom A
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9:00 am - 6:00 pmProfessional Headshots with Mark Bennington
Location: Prefunction Area, Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
9:30 - 10:30 amCrashing markets, power blackouts and sudden death: The physics of a networked world
Location: Century Ballroom B
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9:30 - 10:30 amFrom Haiti to the Hajj: Real-time science to prevent pandemics
Location: Century Ballroom A
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10:30 - 10:45 amBreak
Location: Prefunction area
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10:45 - 11:45 amSimplicity, surprise, science
Location: Century Ballroom A
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11:45 am - 1:45 pmLunch with a scientist
Location: Conference Center meeting rooms
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1:45 - 2:30 pmRethinking the origins of dogs
Location: Century Ballroom A
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1:45 - 2:30 pmWhen you go to Mars, take a towel—and a handful of seeds
Location: Century Ballroom B
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1:45 - 3:45 pmPowell Structures Lab tour
Location: Depart from Conference Center lobby
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2:30 - 3:15 pmProbing nanoparticles for answers to big climate questions
Location: Century Ballroom A
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3:15 - 3:45 pmBreak
Location: Prefunction area
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3:30 - 4:30 pmU.F. Poinsettia and Coleus Breeding Program tour
Location: Depart from Conference Center lobby
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3:45 - 4:30 pmOne Medicine: How dogs are accelerating human cancer research
Location: Century Ballroom A
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3:45 - 4:30 pmPlanck cosmology: Zooming in on big-bang inflation
Location: Century Ballroom B
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4:30 - 5:30 pmThe future of spaceflight: An update from Virgin Galactic
Location: Century Ballroom A
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6:30 - 7:30 pmFlorida Innovation Hub reception
Location: Depart from Conference Center lobby
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7:30 - 11:00 pmGainesville Downtown dine-around
Location: Walk from Innovation Hub, shuttles back to hotel. Pay on your own.
4Monday7:00 - 8:30 amBreakfast
Location: Prefunction area
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8:30 - 9:30 amFrom reductionism to sustainable science
Location: Century Ballroom A
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9:30 - 10:15 amTiny mammals, giant reptiles: Fossil snapshots of biotic response to climate
Location: Century Ballroom B
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9:30 - 10:15 amViral gene therapy: Leveraging structural biology for safer cures
Location: Century Ballroom A
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10:15 - 10:30 amBreak
Location: Prefunction area
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10:30 - 11:15 amA pathogen hunter flies into African dust plumes
Location: Century Ballroom A
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10:30 - 11:15 amThe cell as a pump
Location: Century Ballroom B
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11:15 am - 12:00 pmReading the drug-dosing instructions written in your genome
Location: Century Ballroom A
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12:00 - 1:00 pmLunch
Location: Main ballroom
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12:45 - 2:45 pmU.F. McKnight Brain Institute tour
Location: Depart from Conference Center lobby
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1:00 - 1:45 pmCan the climate-change locomotive be stopped?
Location: Century Ballroom A
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1:45 - 2:30 pmLEDs arm a greenhouse "light brigade"
Location: Century Ballroom A
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2:30 - 3:00 pmBreak
Location: Prefunction area
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2:45 - 4:15 pmU.F. Health Cancer & Genetics Institute tour
Location: Depart from Conference Center lobby
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3:00 - 3:45 pmClimate CSI: A geologist reports from Greenland’s melting ice sheet
Location: Century Ballroom A
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3:45 - 4:30 pmBursts of color on the tree of life: The turbulent evolution of flowers
Location: Century Ballroom A
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4:30 - 5:30 pmI don’t feel your pain: Solving the puzzle of subjective measurement
Location: Century Ballroom A
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5:30 - 7:00 pmFood truck rodeo
Location: Location TBD, Pay on your own.
7:30 - 9:30 pmBig Bad Voodoo Daddy concert
Location: Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
5Tuesday7:00 - 8:30 amBreakfast
Location: Conference Center lobby
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7:30 am - 12:00 pmThomas Farm fossil dig
Location: Depart from Conference Center lobby; limit 35.
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7:30 am - 4:00 pmFlorida springs tour
Location: Depart from Conference Center lobby; additional cost, registration required, limit 40.
7:30 am - 4:00 pmHistoric St. Augustine tour
Location: Depart from Conference Center lobby; additional cost, registration required, limit 50.

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