Sessions

Day Time Code Title Location
Wednesday, October 25 8:00 am – 5:00 pm W0 2017 Latin American Edition of the Jack F. Ealy Science Journalism Workshop Marriott Marquis: SoMa Room
Wednesday, October 25 9:30 am – 4:30 pm W1 Feeding the World: Achieving Sustainable Agriculture University of California, Davis (bus departs from Marriott Marquis)
Thursday, October 26 7:30 am-7:30 pm Check-In and Info Desk Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Foyer
Thursday, October 26 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Student Journalist Orientation and Training Marriott Marquis: Sierra A
Thursday, October 26 8:00 am – 12:00 pm W2 Emerging Infectious Diseases: Post Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean Marriott Marquis: Salon 15
Thursday, October 26 8:00 am – 11:45 am W3 Data Analysis in R for Journalists Marriott Marquis: Salons 10-12
Thursday, October 26 9:00 am – 11:45 am Preconference Symposium on New Genetic Technologies: Ethical Debates and Global Science Policy Marriott Marquis: Nob Hill Room
Thursday, October 26 9:00 am – 10:15 am Human Gene Editing: Is There a Parental Obligation to Create “Better” Babies? Marriott Marquis: Nob Hill Room
Thursday, October 26 10:30 am – 11:45 am What to Make of Our Newfound Powers to “Edit” Plants and Animals? Marriott Marquis: Nob Hill Room
Thursday, October 26 11:45 am – 1:15 pm Luncheon - The DNA Damage Response – an emerging target for groundbreaking cancer therapies Marriott Marquis: Salon 13
Thursday, October 26 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm P1 Rewriting the Code of Life Marriott Marquis: Salon 9
Thursday, October 26 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Break
Thursday, October 26 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm Breakout Sessions A Marriott Marquis
Thursday, October 26 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm A1 Conflicts of Interest for Freelance Science Journalists Marriott Marquis: Nob Hill Room
Thursday, October 26 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm A2 Open Data and Global Drug Discovery Marriott Marquis: Salons 1-3
Thursday, October 26 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm A3 Tapping Databases for Scientific Evidence on Health Marriott Marquis: Salons 4-6
Thursday, October 26 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm A4 Putting Character into Science—the Power of Profiles Marriott Marquis: Salon 8
Thursday, October 26 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm A5 The Future of Work Marriott Marquis: Salons 10-12
Thursday, October 26 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Exhibits Open Marriott Marquis
Thursday, October 26 4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Opening Ceremony Marriott Marquis: Salons 8+9
Thursday, October 26 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm P2 Why the Wafflers Are Wrong: Addressing Climate Change Is Urgent—and a Bargain Marriott Marquis: Salons 8+9
Thursday, October 26 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Exhibits Opening and Awards Celebration Marriott Marquis: Salon 7
Friday, October 27 7:30 am-6:30 pm Check In and Info Desk Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Foyer
Friday, October 27 7:45 am – 8:45 am The Single Cell Future: Mapping a New Foundation for Biology Marriott Marquis: Salons 13-15
Friday, October 27 8:30 am – 6:00 pm Exhibits Open Marriott Marquis
Friday, October 27 8:45 am – 10:00 am P3 The Art of Truth: Data Visualization and Infographics for Everyone Marriott Marquis: Salon 9
Friday, October 27 8:45 am – 10:00 am P4 In Defense of Science Marriott Marquis: Salon 8
Friday, October 27 10:15 am – 10:45 am Break
Friday, October 27 10:45 am – 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions B Marriott Marquis
Friday, October 27 10:45 am – 12:00 pm B1 Science Heard Around the World: Podcasting in the U.S. and Beyond Marriott Marquis: Nob Hill Room
Friday, October 27 10:45 am – 12:00 pm B2 Decolonizing Science Marriott Marquis: Salons 1-3
Friday, October 27 10:45 am – 12:00 pm B3 The Global Refugee Crisis: Changing Health Needs Marriott Marquis: Salons 4-6
Friday, October 27 10:45 am – 12:00 pm B4 Third Interactive WCSJ House of Commons Debate: With Science Under Attack, Should Science Journalists Get Off the Sidelines? Marriott Marquis: Salon 8
Friday, October 27 10:45 am – 12:00 pm B5 Can We Save the Oceans from Ourselves? Marriott Marquis: Salons 10-12
Friday, October 27 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon - Preprints, Open Access, and the End of Ingelfinger: Issues at the Nexus of Publishing and Science Journalism Today Marriott Marquis: Salons 13-15
Friday, October 27 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
Friday, October 27 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon - Who Will Do Science? International Perspectives from Women in STEM Leadership Marriott Marquis: Salon 9
Friday, October 27 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Breakout Sessions C Marriott Marquis
Friday, October 27 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm C1 Science Journalism in Latin America: Past, Present and Future Marriott Marquis: Nob Hill Room
Friday, October 27 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm C2 SESAME – A Scientific Source of Light for the Middle East Marriott Marquis: Salons 1-3
Friday, October 27 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm C3 Why Social Determinants Matter in Health Journalism Marriott Marquis: Salons 4-6
Friday, October 27 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm C4 Covering Research on Lab Animals: Challenges and Opportunities Marriott Marquis: Salon 8
Friday, October 27 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm C5 The Rise of Digital Science Magazines Marriott Marquis: Salons 10-12
Friday, October 27 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Break
Friday, October 27 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions D Marriott Marquis
Friday, October 27 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm D1 Science’s Billionaire Backers: Philanthropy’s Role in Research Marriott Marquis: Nob Hill Room
Friday, October 27 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm D2 The Challenges of Covering Sexual Harassment in Science Marriott Marquis: Salons 8-9
Friday, October 27 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm D3 The Challenges of Covering Infectious Disease Outbreaks Marriott Marquis: Salons 4-6
Friday, October 27 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm D4 Neurons from the Human Brain Marriott Marquis: Salons 1-3
Friday, October 27 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm D5 Power Pitch 2017 Marriott Marquis: Salons 14-15
Friday, October 27 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm P5 Africa: The Cradle of Mathematical Sciences Marriott Marquis: Salons 8-9
Friday, October 27 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Opening Gala: Farm-->Table California Academy of Sciences
Saturday, October 28 7:30 am-6:30 pm Check In and Info Desk Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Foyer
Saturday, October 28 8:30 am – 6:00 pm Exhibits Open Marriott Marquis
Saturday, October 28 9:00 am – 10:15 am P6 A Delicate Balance: Immunity in Health, Disease and Medicine Marriott Marquis: Salon 8
Saturday, October 28 9:00 am – 10:15 am P7 Book It: A Conversation Among Authors Mary Roach, Steve Silberman and Ed Yong Marriott Marquis: Salon 9
Saturday, October 28 10:15 am – 10:45 am Break
Saturday, October 28 10:45 am – 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions E Marriott Marquis
Saturday, October 28 10:45 am – 12:00 pm E1 Land of The Giants: South American Dinosaurs and Antarctic Secrets Marriott Marquis: Nob Hill Room
Saturday, October 28 10:45 am – 12:00 pm E2 There Is a 95% Chance You Should Attend this Session on Statistics Marriott Marquis: Salons 1-3
Saturday, October 28 10:45 am – 12:00 pm E3 Slow-Motion Epidemics: The Global Threat of Chronic Disease Marriott Marquis: Salons 4-6
Saturday, October 28 10:45 am – 12:00 pm E4 Fact-checking: The Future of Journalism? Marriott Marquis: Salon 8
Saturday, October 28 10:45 am – 12:00 pm E5 Reporting on Genome Editing: An International Discussion Marriott Marquis
Saturday, October 28 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
Saturday, October 28 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon - The Power of Alpha: New Therapies for Cancer Patients? Marriott Marquis: Salon 15
Saturday, October 28 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Breakout Sessions F Marriott Marquis
Saturday, October 28 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm F1 Conflicting Data: Dealing with the Reproducibility Issue Marriott Marquis: Nob Hill Room
Saturday, October 28 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm F2 Astronomy’s Next Big Things Marriott Marquis: Salons 1-3
Saturday, October 28 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm F3 Reporting with Clarity on Vaccines and Vaccine Development Marriott Marquis: Salons 4-6
Saturday, October 28 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm F4 Economic Inequality, Violence, and Life in a Changing Climate Marriott Marquis: Salon 8
Saturday, October 28 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm F5 The Human Ethics of Global Crisis Reporting Marriott Marquis: Salon 9
Saturday, October 28 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Break
Saturday, October 28 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions G Marriott Marquis
Saturday, October 28 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm G1 A Modestly Grandiose Proposal for How Scientists and Journalists Might Save the World, Up for Discussion Marriott Marquis: Nob Hill Room
Saturday, October 28 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm G2 Covering Indigenous Voices in Science Marriott Marquis: Salons 1-3
Saturday, October 28 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm G3 Antibiotic Resistance: The Next Challenges Marriott Marquis: Salons 4-6
Saturday, October 28 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm G4 Innovating for Development Marriott Marquis: Salons 8+9
Saturday, October 28 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm G5 Stories Don’t Stop at Borders, So Journalists Shouldn’t Either Marriott Marquis: Salons 10-12
Saturday, October 28 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm P8 Science Journalism, Authoritarian Regimes, and Pseudoscience Marriott Marquis: Salons 8-9
Saturday, October 28 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Bay Area Science Festival Event "Tested: Deconstructed"
Sunday, October 29 7:30 am-12:00 pm Check In and Info Desk Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level
Sunday, October 29 8:00 am-9:15 am P9.5 Closing Ceremony and Plenary: The Hazard Zone: Science Journalists Tackle Natural Disasters MARRIOTT MARQUIS: SALONS 8-9
Sunday, October 29 9:25 am Buses Depart: Board for UC Berkeley Marriott Marquis (Mission Street Entrance)
Sunday, October 29 9:50 am Buses Depart: Board for UCSF Marriott Marquis (Mission Street Entrance)
Sunday, October 29 10:45 am – 1:45 pm W4 Industry Documents: Gold Mines for High-Impact Stories UCSF Mission Bay Campus. Bus departs Marriott Marquis at 10 AM
Sunday, October 29 11:00 am – 12:15 pm P10 “One Test to Rule Them All”: Joe DeRisi in Conversation with Carl Zimmer UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Sunday, October 29 11:15 am – 12:15 pm P11 Climate Change Primer: Responding to Global Impacts of Human Activity University of California, Berkeley: Wheeler Hall Auditorium
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @ UC Berkeley with Susan Jenkins – Genome surgery and other CRISPR “operations"
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Robert Dudley – Drunken monkeys and human alcoholism
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Omar Yaghi - A revolutionary new material: MOFs
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Diana Bautista – When itch becomes a pain
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Ming Hsu – The neural mechanisms underlying decision-making
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Chung-Pei Ma – Merging galaxies and supermassive black holes
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Kent Lightfoot – How Native Americans managed biodiversity
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Lee Riley – Slums, invisible people and indolent pandemics
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Daniela Kaufer – Why a little stress is good for the brain
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Justin Brashares – Biodiversity loss, human health and social conflict
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Aaron Parsons – The universe's dark age & cosmic dawn
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Andrew Dillin – Prions, protein folding and neurodegenerative disease
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Robert Knight – Analyzing brain waves to read your mind
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Michel Maharbiz – Neural dust and brain-machine interfaces
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Dacher Keltner – The science of happiness
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Alison Gopnik – Are preschoolers smarter than college students?
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 4:30 pm Lunch and Tours: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab University of California Berkeley
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch with a Scientist @ UC Berkeley University of California, Berkeley
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Simon Schleicher – Flexible architecture: Learning from nature's soft and compliant structures
Sunday, October 29 12:15 pm – 5:00 pm University Events @ UC Berkeley University of California, Berkeley
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Elena Flowers – Precision-medicine predictors of health
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Sarah Knox – Spit take: love your saliva
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Barbara Koenig – Privacy and ethics in the genomic age
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch @UCBerkeley with Polina Lishko – The world needs better contraceptives
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 11:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Adam Ferguson – Leveraging AI techniques in medicine
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Flagship Lunch @ UCSF: Provocative issues in cancer — immunotherapy, when not to treat, global cancer burden UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Adam Frost – Cryo-EM comes of age
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch with a Scientist @ UC San Francisco UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm University Events @ UC San Francisco UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Jennifer Puck – Beyond ‘Bubble Boy’: A CRISPR Cure for SCID?
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Ophir Klein – The rodent tooth as a stem-cell niche
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Susanna Rosi – Reversing cognitive effects of brain injury
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Ethan Perlstein – Rare genetic diseases: a new path forward
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Hugh Sturrock – Predicting disease outbreaks with Google Earth
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Roy Gerona – What's really in that street drug?
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Steven Pantilat – Living well with serious illness
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Gregory Marcus – 100K and counting: the Health eHeart Study
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Vikaas Sohal – Schizophrenia: of mice and men
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Zev Gartner – Building human tissue, from the bottom up
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Hope Rugo – Biosimilars: boon for the developing world
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Georgia Panagiotakos – The self-sculpting brain
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Loren Frank – The brain's own GPS
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Brandon Chuang & Joshua Woolley – Schizophrenia, from both sides
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Shuvo Roy – Can we build an artificial kidney?
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Katherine Pollard – Microbe-aware precision medicine
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Robert Lustig – The Three Myths of Chronic Disease
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Peter Rechmann – Laser dentistry: the end of "drill and fill"?
Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch @UCSF with Abbey Alkon – The vulnerable child: environment, health, development
Sunday, October 29 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm UCSF/BASF Science Expo UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Sunday, October 29 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm UC Berkeley Campus and Lab Tours University of California, Berkeley
Sunday, October 29 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Breakout Sessions H @ UC Berkeley University of California Berkeley
Sunday, October 29 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm H1 Mobile Technology, Newsroom and Citizen Engagement University of California, Berkeley: Alumni House Toll Room
Sunday, October 29 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm H2 Make ‘em Sizzle: Turn Up the Heat on Slow Environmental Stories University of California, Berkeley: Maude Fife Room (315)
Sunday, October 29 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm H3 Cutting-Edge Nuclear Technology: Which Questions Matter? University of California, Berkeley: Wheeler Hall Auditorium
Sunday, October 29 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm W5 Data Journalism: How to Turn Data into Stories University of California, Berkeley: Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), Doe Library
Sunday, October 29 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Tour of Memory & Aging Center and Neuroscape Lab @UCSF
Sunday, October 29 2:15 pm – 5:15 pm Tour of Gladstone Institutes and Human Performance Center @UCSF
Sunday, October 29 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Breakout Sessions I @ UC San Francisco UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Sunday, October 29 2:15 pm – 5:15 pm Tour of Science Up Close @UCSF
Sunday, October 29 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm I1 Engaging Your Audience with Poop Jokes and Other Funny Elements UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Sunday, October 29 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm I2 When Will Healthcare Reach Digital Nirvana? UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Sunday, October 29 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm I3 Leveling the Playing Fields: Science Journalism and Big Food UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Sunday, October 29 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm I4 Engineered Cells: The Medicines of Tomorrow UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Sunday, October 29 3:15 pm-3:30 pm Break @ UC Berkeley
Sunday, October 29 3:30 pm-4:00 pm Break @ UC San Francisco
Sunday, October 29 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Breakout Sessions J @ UC Berkeley University of California Berkeley
Sunday, October 29 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm J1 Innovative Approaches to Teaching Science Journalism University of California, Berkeley: Maude Fife Room (315)
Sunday, October 29 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm J2 "Contact" Plus 20: Where We Are in the Search for Aliens University of California, Berkeley: Wheeler Hall Auditorium
Sunday, October 29 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm J3 Exploring and Managing Earth's Microbiome University of California, Berkeley: Alumni House Toll Room
Sunday, October 29 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm Breakout Sessions K @ UC San Francisco UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Sunday, October 29 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm K1 Ringing in the Changes: The Role of Advocacy Journalism in Telling Science Stories UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Sunday, October 29 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm K2 Undercover Science Journalism UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Sunday, October 29 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm K3 Stem Cells: The Hype and the Hope UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Sunday, October 29 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm K4 Progress, Pitfalls, and Prospects: An "Un-Lecture" on Cancer UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Sunday, October 29 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Closing Reception at the Exploratorium Exploratorium
Monday, October 30 7:30 am – 6:00 pm Bodega Bay: Oysters, Abalone, and Ocean Acidification
Monday, October 30 7:30 am – 5:00 pm The Science of Wine - Robert Mondavi Institute
Monday, October 30 7:30 am – 6:00 pm UC Davis Innovative Energy Tour: Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future
Monday, October 30 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Redwoods of Northern California
Monday, October 30 8:00 am – 6:30 pm Sea Otters, Sharks and Conservation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monday, October 30 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Deep-sea Robots, Underwater Landslides and Creatures of Monterey Canyon
Monday, October 30 8:15 am – 12:00 pm Earthquake Faults in the San Francisco Bay Area
Monday, October 30 8:15 am – 12:00 pm Coastal Hazards in a Time of Rising Seas and Climate Change
Monday, October 30 8:30 am – 2:30 pm Tour X, the Moonshot Factory
Monday, October 30 8:30 am – 12:30 pm A Look Inside the World's Largest Laser
Monday, October 30 8:45 am – 4:30 pm Earthquake Early Warning and the Hayward Fault
Monday, October 30 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Parks for Science, Science for Parks: UC Field Station at Point Reyes National Seashore
Monday, October 30 9:15 am – 3:45 pm Meet the Innovators of Tomorrow’s Life Science Breakthroughs at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS
Monday, October 30 9:45 am – 2:30 pm Visit Bayer CoLaborator and Become a Pharma Employee for a Day
Monday, October 30 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm Nice Missile You Got There: New Tools for Nuclear Data Journalism at Planet