ScienceWriters2014

Thank you, Columbus!

October 17-21, Columbus, Ohio

The ScienceWriters2014 website is now in archive mode. Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, and contributed to making a stellar meeting.

Thank you to the excellent local team at The Ohio State University led by Jeff Grabmeier with Emily Caldwell, Pam Frost Gorder, Kim Knight, and a cadre of volunteers from around the community, for opening their city to us and organizing a fabulous experience. Thank you, too, to all the speakers, volunteers, and attendees who traveled from across the US, and even the world, to join us in Columbus and make ScienceWriters2014 a success.

Thanks to Did Someone Say Science, you can now relive ScienceWriters2014 or see what you missed in Columbus. Visit their YouTube page for videos, which include a highlights reel and interviews with panelists, presenters, and attendees. NASW travel fellows also crafted reports on individual workshops, student journalists covered New Horizons in Science sessions, and you can look back at #sciwri14 for tweets galore. Select sessions were videoed for release via NASW and CASW at a later date.

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Included with workshops fee
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Free, registration required
17Friday11:00 am - 5:00 pmNASW Board Meeting
Location: Hayden Room, Hilton Columbus Downtown
12:00 - 6:00 pmCheck-In
Location: Main Lobby, Hilton Columbus Downtown
1:00 - 4:00 pmData Crunching and Visualization Hands-on Workshop
Location: King Room, Hilton Columbus Downtown
1:00 - 4:00 pmPodcasting Hands-on Workshop
Location: Hopkins Room, Hilton Columbus Downtown
6:00 - 9:00 pmOhio State Welcome Reception
Location: Buses depart from Hilton, High St Entrance, Main Level
8:30 - 11:00 pmCulture Dish Diversity Mixer
Location: Barley's Brewing Company
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18Saturday7:30 - 8:00 amNewcomer meet and greet
Location: Bellows ABCD
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7:30 - 9:00 amContinental Breakfast
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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7:30 am - 5:30 pmCheck-In
Location: Lower Level, Prefunction Hallway, Hilton Columbus Downtown
8:00 - 9:00 amNASW Membership Meeting
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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9:15 - 10:45 amA1) Innovation on a Budget
Location: Burkhart A, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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9:15 - 10:45 amA2) Building a Roadmap for Your Freelance Career
Location: Bellows EF, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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9:15 - 10:45 amA3) Media Law: How to Get Your Information and Protect Your Work From Plagiarists
Location: Burkhart B, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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10:45 - 11:15 amMorning Break
Location: Prefunction Hallway, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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11:15 am - 12:45 pmB1) Supporting Diversity in Science Writing
Location: Burkhart A, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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11:15 am - 12:45 pmB2) Making Passion Projects Happen
Location: Bellows EF, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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11:15 am - 12:45 pmB3) Science Blogging for Institutions: How to Make Your #OrgBlog the Best it Can Be
Location: Burkhart B, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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12:45 - 2:00 pmLunch
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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1:00 - 2:00 pmContracts Boot Camp
Location: Pierce Room, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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2:00 - 3:30 pmC1) Hot Button Science Writing: Diving into Controversy & Politics
Location: Burkhart A, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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2:00 - 3:30 pmC2) Beyond the News Release Grind: Connecting with the Public as PIOs
Location: Bellows EF, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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2:00 - 3:30 pmC3) Think Small: How to Write for Local and Non-Science Publications
Location: Burkhart B, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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3:30 - 3:45 pmAfternoon Break  
Location: Prefunction Hallway, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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3:45 - 5:15 pmD1) International Reporting: How NOT to screw it up
Location: Burkhart A, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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3:45 - 5:15 pmD2) Back to School: How to Start Writing about Science for Kids
Location: Burkhart B, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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3:45 - 5:15 pmD3) The Perils of P Values: How to Be Smart When Writing about Stats
Location: Bellows EF, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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3:45 - 5:15 pmD4) Pitch Slam: Get Feedback from Editors in Real Time
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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5:45 - 9:30 pmAwards Night
Location: COSI (Board buses promptly at 5:45)
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19Sunday7:00 - 8:15 amBreakfast
Location: Bellows Ballroom Prefunction Area, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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8:15 - 9:30 amGuns, gender, race and violent video games: Searching for the roots of modern aggression
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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9:30 - 10:30 amHere comes CRISPR: The game-changing power of genome engineering
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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10:30 - 11:00 amBreak
Location: Bellows Ballroom Prefunction Area, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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10:30 am - 12:30 pmByrd Polar Research Center tour
Location: Bus departs from Hilton and drops off at the Ohio Union for Lunch with a Scientist
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11:00 am - 12:15 pmBillions and billions of molecules: Exploring chemical space
Location: Emerson Burkhart AB, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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11:00 am - 12:15 pmNavigating a minefield: Seeking and telling the truth about genetically modified crops
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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12:15 - 2:15 pmLunch With a Scientist
Location: Board buses at Hilton
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2:15 - 3:15 pm2014 Patrusky Lecture: The human evolutionary journey
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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3:15 - 3:30 pmBreak
Location: Bellows Ballroom Prefunction Area, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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3:15 - 5:15 pmOlentangy River Wetland Research Park tour
Location: Board bus at Hilton
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3:30 - 4:30 pmPersonal transportation for sustainable megacities
Location: Emerson Burkhart AB, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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3:30 - 4:30 pmShaking the bird family tree
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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4:30 - 5:30 pmThe long-awaited dawn of neutrino astronomy
Location: Emerson Burkhart AB, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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4:30 - 5:30 pmUpdating the HPV story: A cancer’s shifting “behavioral genomics”
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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7:00 - 10:00 pmScienceWriters Party
Location: Barley’s Brewing Company
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20Monday7:00 - 8:30 amBreakfast
Location: Bellows Ballroom Prefunction Area
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8:30 - 9:30 amEl Niño and human history: The record written in tropical glaciers
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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9:30 - 10:30 amBeyond graphene: Tunable one-atom-thick materials for tomorrow’s technology
Location: Emerson Burkhart AB, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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9:30 - 10:30 amMetabolism: A new link between marital stress, depression and health
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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10:30 - 11:00 amBreak
Location: Bellows Ballroom Prefunction Area, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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11:00 am - 12:00 pmCoyotes in the Loop: A close-up view of survival in the urban core
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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11:00 am - 12:00 pmNot just flocking: “Active matter” studies aim to understand wound healing, metastasis
Location: Emerson Burkhart AB, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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12:00 - 1:00 pmLunch
Location: Bellows EF, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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1:00 - 2:00 pmBICEP2: Strong support for inflationary cosmology, or a cloud of dust?
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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1:00 - 3:00 pm Sports Health & Performance Institute tour
Location: Board bus at Hilton
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2:00 - 2:30 pmLessons in the communication of science from the BICEP2 story
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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2:30 - 3:00 pmBreak
Location: Bellows Ballroom Prefunction Area, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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2:30 - 5:00 pmCenter for Automotive Research/Driving Simulation Lab tour
Location: Board bus at Hilton
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3:00 - 4:00 pmProgress toward targeted cancer therapies: A new role for microRNA
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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4:00 - 5:00 pmPrediction, perception and how we shape memory
Location: Bellows ABCD, Hilton Columbus Downtown
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6:00 - 8:30 pmShort North Dine Around
Location: Varies
21Tuesday7:30 am - 4:00 pmThe Wilds tour
Location: Board bus at Hilton
9:00 - 11:00 amByrd Polar Research Center tour
Location: Board bus at Hilton
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9:00 - 11:00 amCartoon Library and Museum tour
Location: Board bus at Hilton
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9:45 - 11:45 amThe James Cancer Hospital tour
Location: Board bus at Hilton
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