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Jessica Marshall is an award-winning science, environmental and health journalist. She has been a regular contributor to Discovery News and New Scientist. Her work has also appeared in Nature,, Science's online news service, Science News for Kids, and on public radio, among other outlets. She has taught science journalism at the University of Minnesota. Jessica earned her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley before becoming a science journalist. She attended the Science Communication Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

3 responses to “The Non-conference: Do you need one?”

  1. Jill U Adams

    I simply love this. Good for you and thanks for sharing.

  2. Ask TON: Which meetings? |

    […] On the other hand, if what you’re really looking forward to about attending a conference is a hotel room to yourself, maybe you need a “non-conference.” I wrote about mine recently over at The Science Writers’ Handbook blog. […]

  3. Char

    like this–good perspective about not spinning your wheels too much. Spend time at conferences that make sense, spend rest of time doing something that fills your time well. Finally catching up on the scilance blog, these are great!

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