PDDDCSWA's Professional Development Day: Sign Up Now!

This is our biggest event of the year -- a full day of talks, workshops and networking with other science writers and editors. This year's event will feature:
  • Plenary talks by the Washington Post's Joel Achenbach and NPR's Christopher Joyce
  • A session all about editing, led by some of the DC area's top science editors
  • A panel on funding international reporting projects
  • A discussion about how the press got it right and wrong while covering the Ebola crisis
  • Sessions on book writing, storytelling, animation and freelance finance
  • Appointments with a resume coach
  • A workshop on the art and science of story pitching, leading up to the...
  • Ever-popular pitch slam, featuring the speed-dating format we introduced last year.

Where: AGU headquarters, Dupont Circle, DC NW
When: Saturday, March 28, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Click here to register!

The agenda for PDD 2015 is here.

 

PDD Scholarships 
This year, thanks to a generous grant from the National Association of Science Writers, we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships to cover the full cost of registration for Professional Development Day.
  
In exchange for a scholarship, we will ask each recipient to blog or live-tweet a PDD session. We will try to enable every scholarship recipient to use the medium and cover the session of his/her choice (but no guarantees). Blog posts will be published, with bylines, on the soon-to-be-revamped DCSWA website. Tweets should include the hashtag #DCSWA15.
  

To apply for a scholarship, please send an email with your name, resume, and a brief explanation of why you would like a scholarship to PDD (one paragraph is sufficient) to vicepres@dcswa.org. Applications due at midnight on Saturday, March 14. Preference will be given to students, early-career science writers, and those with financial need. We will additionally strive to ensure a diverse group of scholarship recipients.


Science Comedy Night @ The Bier Baron: March 27

Join DCSWA for Science Comedy night on Friday, March 27th (the night before PDD!). Our line-up includes veteran storytellers, science comedians, a prize-winning author, and a headliner comedian who appeared on Comedy Central!

Because of the demand, tickets will need to be purchased for the event. We'll have ticket purchasing information shortly.

Details: 

Friday, March 27th
Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC
Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:30 pm

Tickets: DCSWA members: $5, General Public: $10
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