After a full day of professional development workshops run by NASW and another full day of New Horizons in Science briefings run by CASW, ScienceWriters2015 attendees will be ready to kick back and party on Sunday night, 11 October. And this year we'll be able to do that in style, thanks to STAT, the new life sciences publication from Boston Globe Media.
We've been getting a lot of questions about the party, so here's the full rundown.
Date and Time: Sunday, 11 October, 7:00 - 10:00 pm.
Location: Boston Globe Headquarters, 135 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA.
Our Hosts: STAT is the Gold sponsor of ScienceWriters2015. Rick Berke, Editor of STAT, and other STAT editorial staff will welcome guests to the beautiful atrium of the Boston Globe building. During the party, guests will be invited to join tours of STAT's newsroom and the Globe's printing press facilities.
Transportation: Two waves of Peter Pan buses will transport ScienceWriters2015 attendees from the Hyatt Regency Cambridge to the Boston Globe. The first wave of buses will depart from the Hyatt at roughly 6:40 pm -- so if you want to be one of the first to arrive, please be outside the Hyatt and ready to jump on a bus by 6:35 pm. After dropping guests at the Globe, the buses will return to the Hyatt and pick up a second wave of guests at roughly 7:20 pm. Buses will begin transporting guests back to the Hyatt at roughly 9:40 pm.
Entertainment: Live music at the party will be provided by Toast and Jam, a Cape Cod-based band that performs bluegrass, modern folk, Americana, swing, and more. New England Science Writers is arranging the music, with generous support from Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, ME.
Parking and Public Transportation: Party attendees who live in the Boston area, or who aren't staying at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, may wish to travel to the Globe on their own. There's an MBTA Red Line stop—JFK/UMass—just a 5- to 10-minute walk away from the Globe building (here's a helpful map). There's also ample parking at the Globe. Directional signs and on-site security staff will direct visitors to parking areas.
Registration and the Waitlist: The Sunday night party is one of the optional activities that registrants choose when they're signing up for ScienceWriters2015. Attendance at the the party is limited to 500 due to space constraints at the Globe. In fact, we've already hit that number, and there's a short waitlist. In practice, given the usual attrition, it's likely that we'll have room for everyone who wants to attend. Keep an ear out for announcements at the meeting.
Creative Commons photo by Tom Cole.