More about Press Week
Major research findings are often announced during Press Week briefings, giving journalists the opportunity to file national news stories. And with the number of Press Week participants limited to fewer than two dozen, journalists can have direct, one-on-one access to top scientists who attend the Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics.
Design your own Press Week!
Feel free to come early to attend the scientific lectures and workshops at the Short Course, which takes place Sunday, July 21 through Friday, August 2.
Download the Short Course schedule (pdf of 2013 schedule)
Who attends Press Week?
Press Week attendees have included journalists from virtually every major news outlet, including Newsday, Wired, The Boston Globe, Scientific American, Time, Dallas Morning News, Associated Press, UPI, Readers Digest, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Nature, Science, Toledo Blade, The Washington Post, Science News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Forbes Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Press Week logistics
Press Week kicks off at a reception on Wednesday evening, July 24. Press Week sessions are held at The Jackson Laboratory concurrent with the Short Course on the mornings of Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 25-27, and Monday through Wednesday, July 29-31. Press Week also includes afternoon and evening social activities in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
Attendance at Press Week is free, but journalists are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Breakfast and lunch are provided on weekdays and Saturday, and most evenings feature a reception or other social event.
A limited number of rooms at the Bar Harbor Regency Hotel will be available at $99 a night. Call 800-234-6835 and be sure to mention "Press Week." For other lodging or travel information, contact us or or visit the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce website.
2013 Press Week Travel Fellowships
Fellowships provide up to $1,000. Applications close March 1.
Press Week 2012 topics included:
- Complex traits
- Individualized medicine
- Ethical, legal and social implications of the genetics revolution
- Genetic treatment and diagnostics: the latest