Alan Boyle

Aerospace and science editor, GeekWire

Alan Boyle

Aerospace and science editor, GeekWire


Alan Boyle is aerospace and science editor for GeekWire, a Seattle-based website focusing on technology and science. Before joining GeekWire in 2015, Boyle was the longtime science editor for and He is the president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, and the author of The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference. He has received professional awards from the National Academies, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Association of Science Writers, IEEE-USA and the Space Frontier Foundation. An Iowa native, Boyle currently lives in the Seattle area.

Sessions as a Moderator

Rewriting the Code of Life

26 October 2017
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
  • Marriott Marquis: Salon 9

Sessions as a Organizer

“Contact” Plus 20: Where We Are in the Search for Aliens

29 October 2017
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
  • University of California, Berkeley: Wheeler Hall Auditorium