The WCSJ is a bi-annual not-for-profit conference for science, technology, environment and health journalists and communication professionals.
World conferences have been held since 1992, and are the largest international meetings of the World Federation of Science Journalists, a confederation of 44 science journalists’ associations worldwide.
The 2013 conference is hosted by the World Federation of Science Journalists, WFSJ and the Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists, FASEJ. Any surplus generated from the 2013 conference will be used to fund science journalism training. The Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists is committed to give one third of any eventual conference surplus to the World Federation of Science Journalists.
WCSJ2013 is supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, which has awarded the conference a major grant. The University of Helsinki is WCSJ2013’s leading national conference partner and provides the venue for the conference.
Who should attend?
WCSJ2013 is aimed at professional and aspiring journalists and other professionals working in science communication.
The world conference is the largest and most important professional meeting for the world’s science journalists and communicators. Over the last decade, the WCSJ has experienced a constant growth as regards the number of participants and scope of its programme. The previous highly successful meetings in London 2009 drew 1000 delegates and Doha 2011 drew 800 delegates from 89 countries. WCSJ2013 is set to build on this success, and we look forward to welcoming delegates from across the world including from developing countries to Helsinki.
The delegates represent a wide variety of organisations from world-famous large broadcasting networks to freelancers, and include journalists, editors, writers and communicators. They are also students, science publishers and digital media producers. Together, their expertise spans a wide range of subject areas across science, technology, environment and health issues, making WC2013 an exciting opportunity to network and learn for all those involved!