Update on Susan Holloway Scott’s Presentation

The title for Susan Holloway Scott’s presentation on Saturday, 13 March 2021, is “Waiting to be Heard: Recreating Forgotten Voices of Women of the American Revolution.” Full conference details and registration are available at newmexicopresswomen.org. You have the option to register for the full conference or for single sessions like that with Susan Holloway Scott, the author of 50 books.

Important Conference News!

In order to adequately prepare all the online registration links for the various Conference sessions, the last day to register will be Monday, March 8th, at 5:00 p.m. Thanks for your understanding.
You are eligible to have your registration fees reimbursed by applying to the Rio Grande Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, which has made a generous gift to New Mexico Press Women. The first 25 people who send documentation of registering for the conference to the SPJ Chapter will be reimbursed for the amount paid, up to the $150 member fee for full conference registration. You can register for the conference at https://new-mexico-press-women.square.site/product/2021-conference-registration/17. Find out how to apply for reimbursement at https://spjriogrande.org/spj-rio-grande-offering-help-with-nmpw-conference-fees/. Thank you, SPJ-Rio Grande!

The Annual Conference is coming up!

It’s almost time for this year’s conference! You can register for the full conference or individual sessions at https://new-mexico-press-women.square.site/product/2021-conference-registration/17. The deadline for registering is Monday, March 8 at 5:00 pm.

You are eligible to have your registration fees reimbursed by applying to the Rio Grande Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, which has made a generous gift to New Mexico Press Women. The first 25 people who send documentation of registering for the conference to the SPJ Chapter will be reimbursed for the amount paid, up to the $150 member fee for full conference registration. Find out how to apply for reimbursement at https://spjriogrande.org/spj-rio-grande-offering-help-with-nmpw-conference-fees/.
To see the full conference agenda and more information, visit our website, https://newmexicopresswomen.org/2021-annual-conference/.
We are excited to announce our headliners: Doug Preston and Susan Holloway Scott:

Douglas Preston has published 36 nonfiction and fiction books, of which 29 have been New York Times bestsellers. His co-authored work, Relic, was made into a feature film by Paramount Pictures. Preston writes for The New Yorker Magazine and has taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University. He currently serves as President of the Authors Guild, the nation’s oldest and largest association of authors and journalists.
Susan Holloway Scott is the author of over 50 historical novels and novellas, including I, Eliza Hamilton and The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr. Her bestselling books have received numerous awards and honors, and with more than three million copies of her books in print, she has been published in nineteen foreign countries. A graduate of Brown University, Susan and lives with her family outside of Philadelphia, PA.

Cascading Conflict: What is the Science of Violence?

This online event may be of interest:

Battles, revolutions, and other fights in history might seem violent in their own ways — consequences of specific social and cultural dynamics. But with the right lens, one can identify unifying principles.

In an online event on February 2, moderator Rachel Kleinfeld will explore the “science of violence” with researchers from the Santa Fe Institute. Through historical examples and data from real-world armed conflicts, they will discuss how an initial event spreads and ignites conflicts in other regions, resulting in a “conflict cascade” or avalanche that spreads over time and space.

Rachel Kleinfeld is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the author of the 2018 book A Savage Order: How the World’s Deadliest Countries Can Forge a Path to Security. She advises governments and philanthropists in making major social change in democracies, with a focus on violence, polarization, and poor governance.

Jessica Flack, David Krakauer, and Eddie Lee are researchers in the C4 Collective Computation Group at SFI who look for patterns in complex social systems. Their recently published paper, “Scaling theory of armed-conflict avalanches” (Physical Review E, 2020), will form the basis for the discussion.

This event is co-hosted by the Santa Fe Council for International Relations and the Santa Fe Institute.

Founded in 1965, the Santa Fe Council on International Relations connects New Mexico and the world by engaging and inspiring global citizens through dialogue, education, and cross-cultural exchange.

Click here to reserve your free tickets to this virtual panel through the CIR website.

Remember to Nominate Someone for Communicator of Achievement

The Communicator of Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by New Mexico Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women upon those members who have distinguished themselves within and beyond their profession.

The recipient, chosen from nominations by NMPW members, is recognized for exceptional achievement in the communications field, service to NMPW/NFPW and to the community.

For specifics on building a nomination packet, rules for entry, nomination form and more, visit the 2021 Communicator of Achievement Rules page. Also, there is nothing barring self-nomination.

For more information, contact NMPW COA Chair Marilyn Ward.