Community Coming Together

2022 Party and Annual Member Meeting

NSWA members will come together in-person on March 10 for an evening of cocktails and campfires, writing awards, and celebrating community safely.

The past couple years have been filled with challenges and inspirations alike. Thanks to incredible advances in science, we have powerful and effective COVID-19 vaccines and a continually evolving understanding of how to minimize risk. It’s time for NSWA to gather together in person once again. Join us to celebrate science, our members’ achievements, and the new year with an evening devoted to coming together as a community.

In the well-ventilated, mostly covered outdoor beer garden at Citizen Campfire, we will have the chance to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and to network with our peers. We will toast the winners of NSWA’s board elections and the 2021 Best of the Northwest Science Writing Awards. Within view of the Space Needle and warmed by the glow of campfires and heaters, we will enjoy heavy appetizers, creative cocktails, and most importantly, the presence of each other.

Thanks to support from our sponsors, admission is $30 for NSWA members and includes two complementary drink tickets. Spots are limited for this member-only event, and it’s likely to sell out, so buy your tickets today!


Party and Member Meeting Details

NSWA’s 2022 Officers & Board

We’ll thank last year’s board and meet the new officers and board members who will lead NSWA in 2022.

Best of the Northwest Science Writing Awards

We’ll hear briefly from the winners of the latest awards and celebrate their exemplary science writing.

Connect with friends & peers

Most of the evening will be dedicated to the simple act of being together. Find and reconnect with your colleagues and make new professional connections.

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PT
Thursday, March 10

Citizen Campfire
706 Taylor Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109 [ map ]

NOTE: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test from within 48 hours, as well as ID, are required for entry. Tickets are not available at the door, but are fully refundable.

Event registration: $30 for members

While there will be many cozy heaters, campfires, and table-top fires, the venue does have some exposure to the elements, particularly when accessing the outdoor bar and walking between covered spaces and tents, and we suggest you dress for the weather accordingly.


In addition to free street parking, there are multiple paid parking lots and garages within a block or two of the venue. In addition, it is connected to bike lanes and accessible via several transit lines, including Seattle metro bus lines #3, 4, 5, 28, 40, and 62.


Many thanks to our current sponsors for this year’s event.


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