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UK Conference of Science Journalists (UKCSJ)

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.

The first ever UKCSJ was held in 2010.  The programme can be found here.  Visit our archive of material including written session reports and video, audio and podcasts.

The ABSW would like to acknowledge the following organisations who committed their support to the UKCSJ 2010. If you would like to support the conference in 2012 please contact the Conference Director, Sallie Robins This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






Sponsors 2010

Lead Sponsor



Session sponsor

Oxford Nanopore


Lunch sponsor


Venue and exhibition sponsors

The Royal Society


Wellcome Trust

Cancer Research UK

Literature sponsors

European Science Foundation






Any enquiries regarding the event should be directed to the Conference Directors This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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