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 For a few shining days in October 2015, Cambridge and Boston will be the scene of a remarkable celebration of science and innovation.

ScienceWriters2015 (Oct. 9-13) is only one of the attractions. There's also MIT's Solve initiative (Oct. 5-8), where thought leaders will tackle big challenges like energy and education. And both events overlap with the first-ever HUBWeek festival (Oct. 3-10), "where art, science, and technology collide."

We're your hosts—Knight Science Journalism at MIT, a program of MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences—and we'd like to be the first to welcome you to Cambridge! If you're looking for reasons to attend ScienceWriters2015, or ideas for side trips while you're here, then you've come to the right place.

At this site we've got a list of things to do to make your trip more rewarding, especially if you plan to arrive in the Boston area a few days early. We've also got a conference blog where you'll find features, announcements, and updates about ScienceWriters2015.

We'll use the blog partly to preview the dizzying array of tours, field trips, and special events KSJ has organized especially for conference attendees. You can also read about most of those events on the Hosted Events and Tours tab of the meeting schedule page of the main ScienceWriters2015 website. 

ScienceWriters2015 is produced by the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, with KSJ and MIT-SHASS as your hosts. 

Founded in 1983 under the MIT-SHASS Program in Science, Technology, and Society and backed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, KSJ offers fellowships and workshops designed to boost the careers of journalists covering science, technology, health, and the environment. We are excited to be offering a special Kavli Workshop on Nanotechnology on October 9, the morning before ScienceWriters2015 opens. (Update 9/3/15: Registration for the workshop is now full.)

For the official conference schedule and registration information, visit