The conference takes place in Helsinki, Finland, but it has a global view. With 750 journalists and persons working or having an interest in the wide field of science communication from all continents expected to attend.
If you have not bookmarked 24-28 June 2013 for a trip to Helsinki, it’s best to do it now!
WCSJ2013 will set out an exciting agenda of interactive sessions and cultural events. You are called to revisit your values and approaches in the face of the many challenges of science journalism in a rapidly changing media landscape, while not forgetting the source of our daily bread – science news.
During this week, we’ll tell you more about the full programme and update you regularly with news, but in this first email we’d like to provide you with a wide scope of the conference.
WCSJ2013 at glance
The themes of the conference are “Our exciting work”, “Our vulnerable world” and “Our common values”.
These are approached from different angles in different ways by high-level speakers and panelists on 7 plenary sessions, panel discussions and debates.
More than 30 parallel sessions and 12 workshops will zoom into detailed subjects and practical issues giving ideas and insights from colleagues and top media influencers.
The daily press briefings and sponsored lunches provide interesting views to topical subjects and offer also breaking news. WCSJ2013 is not only talking about science journalism, but is also a source for great stories. The supporting exhibition showcases the work, products and nike fußballschuhe günstig services by research organisations, companies and cooperating bodies.
Each conference day ends with a social programme. These vary from a bike tour around Helsinki and sauna to a buffet dinner at the garden of the old observatory, a hidden gem on the top of Helsinki.
Science at Midnight
The most exotic social event will be Science at Midnight seminar, a memorable excursion into the depths of Finnish forests during the peak of the white nights of Finnish summer. This trip, combining information and entertainment, will be set in a coniferous boreal forest near Helsinki. After this session, you will never look at a pine tree the same way again.
Post conference excursions
Friday 28 June will take the participants on the road. Up to 14 professional excursions and less work-related tours will head to scientifically interesting or touristic destinations around Helsinki, up to northern parts of Finland and down to Estonia. The sponsored excursions are free of charge for delegates.
The tours, including also a memorable trip to St. Petersburg in Russia, are at own expense.
Why should you attend?
WCSJ2013 is the best place to meet other science media and communication colleagues from around the world, share experiences, learn new skills, taste the current trends and learn firsthand what is happening right now in the fast changing media world.
You will leave Helsinki with memories that will be well remembered long after the conference. The exhaustive programme in out-of-ordinary setting will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience – also for the hard boiled journalists.
So, in case you have not yet registered, do it now!
We look forward to meeting you at WCSJ2013 in Helsinki!
WCSJ2013 is organised by Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists and the World Federation of Science Journalists with substantial aid from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland and University of Helsinki.
The conference is generously supported by:
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