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Professional Development Day- Saturday, April 8, 2017!

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for our biggest event of the year– the annual Professional Development Day! Professional Development Day, a full-day professional development event for science writers, has been DCSWA’s signature event since 2006. Every year, between 100 and 150 science reporters, PIOs, editors, radio and video producers and freelancers gather for a fun and exciting day of networking and skill-building! 

REGISTER FOR PDD HERE ($55 for members, $80 for non-members, and $40 for students) Scholarships are available- apply here.

This year, PDD will include a plenary speaker (to be announced soon!), six panel sessions, three interactive workshops (*new addition*), breakfast and lunch, all-day resume coaching, and an invitation to socialize with your colleagues at a nearby bar at the end of the day. 

The panel sessions and interactive workshops are:

– Writer’s Aid: Get More Assignments From Editors
– Media Law 101
– The Impressionables: Science communication to engage children and teens
– How to Use FOIA Laws and Public Databases to Find Stories
– This is Your Brand on Social Media
– The Art of Headline Writing (Hands-on workshop)
– Self-editing for writers (Hands-on workshop)
– New Approaches to Video in Social Media (Hands-on workshop)

For the full agenda with brief descriptions, please click here. (Descriptions are at the bottom of the page.)

Apply for scholarships here. Deadline is 3/24/17 but applications will be accepted on a rolling admission.


April 8
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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2 Responses to Professional Development Day- Saturday, April 8, 2017!

    • The form isn’t up yet, pending some final details on the program. There’s a discount for DCSWA members and, usually, for students, but that will all be in the announcement.

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