Frequently asked questions
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Registration for the NASW annual workshops portion of the ScienceWriters meeting is open to members and a limited number of non-members. Registration for the New Horizons portion of the meeting is open to science writers and science-writing students. Registration opens on August 4.
Attendance at ScienceWriters is subsidized to keep your costs low.
NASW Workshops fees
Registration opens on August 4.
Attendance at the workshops is heavily subsidized by NASW and remains the same low rate as last year. Thank you for attending!
$200 until September 4. Get your earlybird discount!
$225 September 5 thru close of registration on September 24.
Student member rate
$75 thru close of registration on October 10.
Non-member rate (non-refundable)
$425 thru close of registration on October 10.
CASW’s New Horizons in Science Briefings
New Horizons is hosted by a consortium of San Antonio science organizations led by Penn State
ScienceWriters2019 will be held at the Nittany Lion Inn on the campus of Penn State.
Optional field trips and pre-conference sessions
Most field trips will be free. Some will have a modest fee. For details visit, view the "Hosted events and tours" tab on the Schedule page when registration opens on August 1.
Several types of travel fellowships are available. These will be announced at sciencewriters2020.org in late June, and applications will be due August 15.
NASW student members interested in volunteering can help out at the meeting for a few hours in exchange for free registration. To commit, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and you must be an NASW student member.
All registration is handled securely online. We apologize that mail or phone in registrations are not accepted. Registration begins August 4 and closes on September 24. In order that we may keep our costs low by ensuring an accurate count, NO late or on-site registrations are accepted.
We've set up a Facebook page to help you see who's coming and post inquiries like this. You can also tweet #sciwri20_room. This is not an official roommate matching service, but rather an informal place for you to connect with other attendees.
In order that we may keep our costs low by ensuring an accurate count, NO late or on-site registrations can be accepted. Registration begins August 4 and closes on September 24. Please avoid disappointment (and save $!) by registering early.
The NASW professional development workshops are chosen by a committee of members from proposals submitted by members in March of each year and organized by volunteers. The scientific sessions for the New Horizons in Science Briefings are chosen solely by program director Wayt Gibbs. The program draws speakers from around the country, including a portion from the host institution.
Advance registration is required for the Annual Awards luncheon, which will take place on Saturday, October 10. Registration begins online on August 4. Join your colleagues to congratulate the winners of NASW's Science in Society Awards, CASW's Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting, and the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists.
When registration opens on August 4, we will note which meals are included in the schedule.