ComSciCon-SciWri15 Schedule

ComSciCon-SciWri15 attendees will be full participants in ScienceWriters2015, the joint annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW). They will also attend ComSciCon-organized workshops, write-a-thon, and an expert review session tailored to improve the writing skills of STEM graduate students.

Following is the schedule for ComSciCon-SciWri15 attendees. Activities organized as part of ScienceWriters2015 are marked with an asterisk*. For the full ScienceWriters2015 program, including details on NASW Workshop Sessions and CASW New Horizons in Science Talks, see: http://sciencewriters2015.org/sessions

 

Friday, October 9, 2015

11:00AM

ComSciCon-SciWri15 Check-in

MIT Building 46, Room 6903

Brain And Cognitive Sciences

Building

11:30AM

Lunch

46-6903

12:00PM

ComSciCon Workshop I: Headline and Lede Writing

46-6903

1:30PM

Coffee Break

46-6903

1:45PM

ComSciCon Workshop II: Interviewing Tips and Tricks

46-6903

3:30PM

ComSciCon Keynote Panel:

MIT Building 4, Room 370

6:00PM

Knight Science Journalism welcome reception*

MIT Walker Memorial, 142 Memorial Drive

9:00PM

Diversity Mixer*

Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Paul Revere Room

 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

7:30AM

ScienceWriters2015 Check-In*

Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Main Lobby

7:30AM

Meet and greet for newcomers/students*

Hyatt Regency Cambridge, President’s Ballroom

8:00AM

Breakfast*

Hyatt Regency Cambridge, President’s Ballroom

9:00AM

NASW Plenary Talk*

Hyatt Regency Cambridge

10:15AM

Break*

Hyatt Regency Cambridge

10:45PM

NASW Workshops, Session I*

Hyatt Regency Cambridge

12:00PM

Lunch*

Hyatt Regency Cambridge

1:30PM

NASW Workshops, Session II*

Hyatt Regency Cambridge

2:45PM

Break*

Hyatt Regency Cambridge

3:15PM

NASW Workshops, Session III*

Hyatt Regency Cambridge

4:30PM

Break*

Hyatt Regency Cambridge

4:45PM

NASW Workshops, Session IV *

Hyatt Regency Cambridge

6:30PM

Awards Reception*

Hyatt Regency Cambridge, President’s Ballroom

 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

7:30AM

Breakfast*

Breakfast served in MIT Kresge Lobby

Meet in room W16-033

8:15AM

New Horizons talks*/Writing time

MIT Kresge Auditorium/W16-033

9:30AM

New Horizons talks*/Writing time

MIT Kresge Auditorium/MIT Student Center/W16-033

10:30AM

Break*

MIT Kresge Lobby/ W16-033

11:00AM

New Horizons talks*/Writing time

MIT Kresge Auditorium/MIT Student Center/W16-033

12:00PM

Lunch*

MIT Kresge Lobby/W16-033

2:00PM

New Horizons talks*/Writing time

MIT Kresge Auditorium/MIT Student Center/W16-033

3:00PM

Break*

MIT Kresge Lobby/ W16-033

3:30PM

New Horizons talks*/Writing time

MIT Kresge Auditorium/MIT Student Center/W16-033

4:30PM

New Horizons talks*/Writing time

MIT Kresge Auditorium/MIT Student Center/W16-033

7:00PM

ComSciCon Write-a-thon

W16-033

7:00PM

ScienceWriters Party*

Buses depart from Hyatt

 

Monday, October 12, 2015

7:30AM

Breakfast*

Breakfast served in MIT Kresge Lobby

Meet in room W16-033

8:30AM

New Horizons talks*/Writing time

MIT Kresge Auditorium/MIT Student Center/W16-033

9:30AM

ComSciCon Expert Review

W16-033

10:30AM

Break*

MIT Kresge Lobby/ W16-033

11:00AM

New Horizons talks*/Writing time

MIT Kresge Auditorium/MIT Student Center/W16-033

12:00PM

Lunch*

MIT Kresge Lobby/W16-033

 

While ComSciCon-SciWri15 activities end at lunchtime on Monday, we encourage all attendees who are able to participate in the excellent tours, talks, and events occurring as part of ScienceWriters2015 on Monday October 12th and Tuesday October 13th.