Professional Development Day, a full-day professional development event for science writers, has been DCSWA’s signature event since 2006. Every year, more than 100 science reporters, PIOs, editors, radio and video producers and freelancers gather for a fun and exciting day of networking and skill-building! This year, Professional Development Day will include a plenary panel on science reporting in the age of disinformation, hands-on workshops, breakout sessions, a pitch slam and happy hour at a nearby bar.
When: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 8:30am–5:15 pm.
(Breakfast/registration at 8:30am; Sessions begin at 9am.)
Where: The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
950 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20052
Cost: $55 for DCSWA members; $80 for non-members
Online registration will close on April 12, but we will accept on-site registrations, where payment can be made with cash, check, or credit/debit card.
Professional Development Day scholarship applications now open
Every year, DCSWA offers several scholarships to early-career or other science writers wishing to attend Professional Development Day, for whom paying the registration fee would be a hardship. In exchange, scholars agree to write short reports of sessions and to help staff the registration table. Apply for a Professional Development Day scholarship here. The deadline for best consideration is Friday, March 29, 2019. Email email@example.com with any questions.
Support a science writer
If you’re interested in making a donation to the Professional Development Day scholarship fund to help a student, early-career or other science writer with financial need take advantage of one of science writing’s top professional development opportunities, you can donate on this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.