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Science Journalists Association of India Conference 2023

Science Journalists Association of India (SJAI)

"The Science Journalists Association of India (SJAI) is delighted to announce its inaugural conference - a one-of-its kind symposium bringing together science journalists, communicators, scientists, technologists and policymakers with a shared purpose: To shape the future of science journalism in India. We invite journalists, communicators, students, scientists and researchers to join us this November and become a part of a crucial conduit that brings together the intricacies of science and the curiosity of the public."
Organization

Council of Science Editors (CSE)

"The Council of Science Editors (CSE) is an international membership organization for editorial professionals publishing in the sciences. Our purpose is to serve over 800 members in the scientific, scientific publishing, and information science communities by fostering networking, education, discussion, and exchange. Our aim is to be an authoritative resource on current and emerging issues in the communication of scientific information."
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AMWA 2023: Medical Writing & Communication Conference

American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)

The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)'s annual conference includes training sessions and networking opportunities. Topics for the 2023 meeting include regulatory writing, health communication, scientific publications, career development, freelancing, grant writing, and more.
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American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)

"The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) is the resource for professional medical communicators, promoting excellence in medical communication and providing educational resources in support of that goal. Founded in 1940, AMWA is the leading professional organization for writers, editors, and other communicators of medical information." Members receive access to resources, networking opportunities, and the organization's annual conference.
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American Association for the Advancement of Science: Annual Meeting 2024

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

The AAAS Annual Meeting is one of the largest science conferences in the world. As such, it typically draws many science journalists and communicators who cover meeting talks and participate in networking events, such as the Kavli Awards reception. About the 2024 meeting, AAAS President and Chair Keith Yamamoto writes: "The Annual Meeting theme, Toward Science Without Walls, will explore the consequences of barriers that currently fragment our community, separating us by discipline, approach, institution, nation, access, wealth, seniority, race, and gender. We will consider solutions, and envision a seamless ecosystem that would drive more innovative, equitable, rapid, open science and technology."
Conference

Talking Maths in Public

Talking Maths in Public is a U.K.-based conference that runs every two years for people who work in, or otherwise participate in, communicating mathematics to the public. The event is independently organized, and funded by ticket sales and grants from mathematical institutions. TMiP is run by an independent committee of people who work in different areas of math communication, and the event includes workshops provided by expert guests, discussions on varied topics, networking sessions and chances to share ideas and showcase projects. For those in the U.S., you can learn about and join an effort to create a U.S. based conference inspired by TMiP here: https://mathcommunications.com/
Community

Authors of Nonfiction Books in Progress

The Authors of Nonfiction Books in Progress group, created by science journalist and author Kristin Hugo, hosts free, virtual monthly meetings during which participants share progress toward their goals and exchange advice about topics such as money, agents, publishers, ethics, resources, and more. This group is for people who are writing a nonfiction, non-memoir book or are seriously ready to start the process, with a topic in mind. Most participants are science writers.
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NASW mid-career mentoring videos

NASW

"In the spring of 2022, NASW’s Journalism Committee offered a Mid-Career Mentoring Program. Real-time participants attended online seminars and participated in a Slack group over the course of several months. Recordings of the seminars, which feature writers and journalists sharing expertise on topics such as negotiations and contracts, mid-career resumes, career shifts, and more, are now available below for all NASW members to learn and grow from." Note that the recordings are restricted to NASW members; you must be logged into the NASW website to view.
Organization

Association of Science Communicators (ASC)

Association of Science Communicators

Formerly known as Science Talk, the Association of Science Communicators (ASC) "seeks to empower and inspire the science communication community to expand their communication potential and impact the world. We promote responsible practices in science communication, facilitate discussion and exchange of ideas, enable networking, and foster public engagement." Offers an annual conference, a community forum, online courses and workshops.
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Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ)

SEJ

The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) is a membership organization of professional journalists dedicated to more and better coverage of environment-related issues. It offers training, an annual conference, awards, fellowships, listservs, mentorship, and more.
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500 Women Scientists

500 Women Scientists

500 Women Scientists is a global grassroots organization with a mission to make science open, inclusive and accessible by fighting racism, patriarchy, and oppressive societal norms. To achieve its mission, its programs focus on three goals: (1) Changing the face of science, (2) Holding institutions accountable, and (3) Building collective power. The organization offers a database of scientists, fellowships, resources for science communication, and more.
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COMPASS: Preparing Science Leaders

COMPASS

"Since 1999, COMPASS has supported over 8,000 scientists to communicate about their work and engage beyond lab and field. Its mission is to champion, connect, and support diverse scientist leaders to improve the well-being of people and nature. It offers training, leadership programs, and coaching and strategic support."
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Capital Science Communicators (CapSciComm)

"Capital Science Communicators is an association of science writers and communicators serving California’s Capital Region — Sacramento, Davis, and beyond. "As a social and professional network, CapSciComm seeks to connect professionals and students in journalism, public relations, creative, policy, public science, and research. We hope to encourage the exchange of ideas and opportunities across all fields that intersect with the need and practice of science communication."
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D.C. Science Writers Association (DCSWA)

"With around 500 members, DCSWA is the largest independent regional science writing association in the country. Founded in 1987, its members include writers and editors from nearly all the major news outlets in the Washington, D.C. area, public information officers from agencies and institutions, and freelancers." "Much of DCSWA’s activity focuses around events that bring science writers and communicators together for socializing, networking and professional development. Our biggest event is our annual Professional Development Day, typically held in early April or late March."
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World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ)

World Federation of Science Journalists

"The World Federation of Science Journalists is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization representing 67 science journalists’ associations and 10,000 individual science and technology journalists from around the world. The WFSJ encourages strong, critical coverage of issues in science and technology, the environment, health and medicine, agriculture and related fields." WFSJ co-organizes the World Conference of Science Journalists every two years.
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New England Science Writers

"New England Science Writers is a professional organization of 200-plus reporters, freelancers, PIOs, producers, bloggers and authors whose work intersects science and technology. NESW provides forums to learn, explore, discuss, network and keep up with the rapidly changing world of science communication. We are based in greater Boston and serve members throughout New England."
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Northern California Science Writers Association (NCSWA)

"NCSWA sponsors quarterly dinner meetings and a number of special events, including Zoom talks, happy hours, workshops and field trips. ... We also schedule several special events each year. These have included guided explorations of the Hayward Fault, the Sutter Buttes, and Jasper Ridge Reserve, behind-the-scenes tours of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, a Napa Valley tour on the science of winemaking, campouts at UC Natural Reserves, and workshops on the business of freelancing and computer-assisted reporting. "NCSWA membership is open to open to all science writers and communicators, no matter where you live!"
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Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC)

A volunteer organization founded in 2007 in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, SCONC develops, supports, and promotes high-quality science communication through digital media and in-person gatherings. Members of the organization can participate in networking, attend events, and apply for awards, such as an annual science communication contest and travel fellowships to professional development conferences.
Mentor program

The Covering Science Slack

The Open Notebook

"The Open Notebook‘s Covering Science Slack is a diverse, supportive peer-mentoring community for local and general assignment reporters and editors. Our goal is to support journalists who do not think of science, health, or environmental reporting as their beat but want to develop their skills and confidence in including scientific information and perspectives in their stories. "This community includes local and general-assignment reporters and editors, as well as a smaller number of experienced science journalists who serve as mentors within the group. Members are invited to seek (and offer) advice on any topic related to covering science, such as how to exchange ideas on topics such as finding suitable expert sources, refining story angles, evaluating scientific studies and claims, making sense of new findings and their implications, and more."
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Northwest Science Writers Association (NSWA)

"We bring together audiences for improving the craft of writing and communication, and we hold events to spur learning about transformational themes in science. "Please consider joining us, if you agree with our mission to improve science literacy and improve the professional lives of our members. We collaborate with many other science-focused organizations in the Pacific Northwest, including Science on Tap, the Pacific Science Center, the Forum for Science, Ethics and Policy, and others. We also maintain good relationships with the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, and we have partnered on events with a range of journalism organizations including the Asian American Journalists Association-Seattle, Seattle Association of Black Journalists, and the Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington Pro Chapter."
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ComSciCon: The Communicating Science workshop for graduate students

ComSciCon

"ComSciCon is a series of workshops focused on the communication of complex and technical concepts organized by graduate students, for graduate students. ComSciCon attendees meet and interact with professional communicators, build lasting networks with graduate students in all fields of science and engineering from across the US and Canada, and write and publish original works."
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San Diego Science Writers Association (SANDSWA)

"The San Diego Science Writers Association (SANDSWA) is a growing group of writers, including staff journalists, freelance journalists, public information officers, students and other science communicators in the region."
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National Association of Science Writers (NASW)

NASW

NASW is a community of science journalists, authors, editors, producers, public information officers, students, and people who write and produce material intended to inform the public about science, health, engineering, and technology. It's a membership organization that offers listservs, awards, funding opportunities, training, a newsletter, a jobs board, and an annual conference, among other resources. Some resources (such as grants and webinars) are available to non-members.
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Science Writers Association of the Rocky Mountains (SWARM)

"The Science Writers Association of the Rocky Mountains (SWARM) works to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community among science writers, communicators, educators, students, and others in the Rocky Mountain region who are interested in writing about science for the public. Through networking, development and other events, we help science writers advance their professional skills. We aim to promote accurate, accessible, and ethical science writing as well as foster the understanding of science and technology and their relevance to society through scientific literacy. We host virtual and in-person events for science writers, organized by a volunteer board, and are a 501(c)(3)."
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Science Writers in New York (SWINY)

"Science Writers in New York (SWINY) is composed of editors and writers who cover science and medicine in the print and electronic news media as well as public relations professionals who promote science. Anyone with an interest in science communication is welcome to become a dues paying member, and non-members are encouraged to attend our events."