The program for the January 2014 workshop was as follows:

Day 1 (January 13, 2014)
8:30 am  Breakfast
9:00 am  Introduction
9:30 am  Session 1: Engaging diverse audiences: Telling a scientific story
11:00 am  Session 2: The writing process & mechanics with Tom LevensonMIT Science Writing Program
12:30 pm Lunch with invited experts
1:30 pm  Writing prompt

During the intervening two weeks, attendees had the opportunity to work on their original writing piece and exchange peer feedback with other attendees via email.

January 18th: First draft due by 5pm by email to

January 20th: Constructive feedback due to peer group by end of the day

January 22nd: Second draft due by email to by 5pm

Day 2 (January 24, 2014)
8:30 am  Breakfast
9:00 am  Session 3: Accessing broader audiences using multimedia and the web
10:30 am  Session 4: Careers in science communication
12:00 pm Lunch and expert review of attendee writing
1:30 pm Wrap-up
4:00 pm David Kestenbaum keynote lecture,  “How to Tell A Story in 4 Minutes” (open to the public)

The workshop sessions took place at Harvard University's Maxwell Dworkin Lab and Geological Lecture Hall.

More than 300 joined us at David Kestenbaum's keynote address for the ComSciCon-local workshop.