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.


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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