The second UK Conference of Science Journalists (UKCSJ) will be held on Monday 25th June 2012 at The Royal Society, London.
The event will run throughout the day at times to be confirmed. The ABSW has organised increased capacity for this event and will now be able to accomodate 300 delegates. Programming is underway with 2 plenary and 12 parallel sessions to focus on the three key aims:
- To discuss and debate contemporary issues in science journalism
- To encourage and provide skills for newcomers
- To promote professional development
The 2nd UKCSJ follows in the footsteps of the World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) held in London in July 2009 and Doha in 2011. The WCSJ saw nearly 1000 delegates from all around the world meeting to discuss issues affecting the profession of science journalism. Demand for delegate places at the London Conference was high amongst UK science journalists and revealed a real desire for a forum in which professional issues could be discussed. To meet this demand the ABSW has organised another UK Conference - a WCSJ on a far smaller scale with the focus on the profession in the UK.
Venue and exhibition sponsors
The Royal Society