Next week in Santa Fe

We’re looking forward to meeting you on Monday evening. The weather may be brisk some days, with highs ranging from the low to mid 60s cooling into the 40s and even high 30s at night. There is always the chance of a thunderstorm, but these are usually short and mild. 

Before you arrive, please take another look at the schedule http://sciwrite.org/scisked17.html, and please keep an eye on the Latest Updates. Some of the instructors will be posting suggested readings for their talks.

For those of you who use Twitter, the hashtag will be #sfsciwrite. Alex Witze has put together a list of all the participants and instructors whose Twitter handles she could find: https://twitter.com/alexwitze/lists/santa-fe-sciwrite-2017/members. You can send her a direct message if you’d like to be added.

Finally a word on logistics. About 10 of you said you will have cars. There is a parking garage for guests at the hotel. If you’re not staying there, you’ll need to get a parking pass. 

On Tuesday morning we will all meet in the hotel lobby (including commuters) and carpool to the Santa Fe Institute, which is about 10 minutes away. If you have a car and are willing to drive, please make yourself known (wave keys in air, etc.,) and when you have a full car please head to the destination. Driving directions will be in your registration packet. We’ll give you more details when we meet Monday evening and will answer any questions.

We’re looking forward to meeting you all.

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homework, part 1

We’re looking forward to seeing you all next week. For my talk on Thursday, “Writing the Reported Essay,” I’ll use these pieces as examples. — George Johnson

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/05/science/what-is-consciousness.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/20/science/struggling-to-get-a-handle-on-the-flavorful-neutrino.html

https://psmag.com/the-battle-for-the-great-apes-inside-the-fight-for-non-human-rights-833b83b1ba38

https://undark.org/article/animal-consciousness-personhood-apes/

 

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April 13, 2017 update

We’ve posted the class list. Just about everyone who applied by the end of February got their first choice of instructor. And most people after that got their second or third choice. Rest assured that there will be plenty of time during the workshop to interact with all of the instructors.

There are currently seven people on the waiting list. We had a record number of applications this year.

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March 28, 2017 update

Please remember that April 1 is the last day you can reserve at Inn of the Governors for the discounted rate. There are five rooms left. You can call them at (800) 234-4534. Tell them you will be attending the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop. They will ask for one night’s deposit by check or credit card to hold your room.

If you’ve decided to stay elsewhere or with a roommate at the hotel, please let us know, and be sure to send the commuter or lunch fee. Details are at http://sciwrite.org/costs.html

We still have a short waiting list for the workshop.

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February 28, 2017 update

We’ll be posting the daily schedule soon. For those already making travel arrangements, the timing will be the same as last year: http://sciwrite.org/scisked16.html

Monday

3 p.m. Begin checking in at Inn of the Governors.

4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. Registration packets will be available for pickup at a table in the lobby.

5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Reception (cash bar). (Participants only. Guests will be welcome at later events.)

6:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dinner followed by introductions. Meet the students and instructors. (Participants only.)

. . .

Saturday

6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast at the hotel. Please check out before attending the final session. Luggage can be left at the front desk.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Closing discussion and farewell.

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February 22, 2017 update

The workshop is full, at least for the time being, but we’re accepting applications for the waiting list. We almost always get a few cancellations, so we encourage you to apply. Because of the unprecedented demand, we’re considering holding a second workshop later this year.

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