Excellent science journalism has never been more essential to our complex and changing world. In October 2017, San Francisco will welcome more than 1,200 media professionals from 70 countries as they come together for the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists. At this conference, being held in the United States for the first time, writers will immerse themselves in Northern California’s rich science and technology environment as they address the future of media and the excitement and challenge of 21st-century science.
What: The 10th World Conference of Science Journalists will bring together 1,200–1,400 professionals dedicated to engaging, incisive, accurate, and high-quality science journalism. The conference will build global capacity for science communication and provide an opportunity for journalists to explore cutting-edge science as well as crucial issues at the interface of science and society.
When: WCSJ will take place October 26–30, 2017 with pre-conference activities on October 25th.
Where: WCSJ2017 will be held in San Francisco, a world-class city and an environment rich in science and technology. Conference activities will be based at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in the heart of downtown San Francisco. A feature of the program is University Day, when journalists will visit the campuses of the University of California San Francisco and UC Berkeley for programming and laboratory tours. WCSJ2017 marks the first time that the conference is being held in the U.S.
Who: WCSJ2017 is a collaborative effort of the World Federation of Science Journalists
(WFSJ) and two U.S. host organizations, the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW), in conjunction with two host universities, the University of California, San Franciscoand UC Berkeley.