The UK Conference of Science Journalists is an initiative of the Association of British Science Writers. It is organised every two years. UKCSJ 10 was held at the Royal Society in London in 2010 and was the first edition. UKCSJ 12 will take place on Monday 25th June 2012 at the Royal Society in London. It will probably end up being a grand blogolicious, G-plussed, FB'd, Tweetup (#ukcsj12).
The conference is directed by Sallie Robins, Freelance Science Publicist.
Just in case you want to know, ukcsj.org is built using Joomla, a bunch of add-ons and plenty of coffee by Max Bingham and Sallie Robins. To give credit where credit is due, the image of Tower Bridge at the top of the site is by David Iliff and is usefully available (here and here) via a Creative Commons License (CC-BY-SA 2.0). Other images are courtesy of the Royal Society or were taken at UKCSJ 10.
Inspiration for the conference (and site) came mainly from a certain conference that was held in the desert on 2011 and the previous edition that took place in the seat of government in 2009. The UK version is a forum for UK science journalists to discuss contemporary issues facing the profession (and is a great opportunity for new members of the profession to meet other crazed science geeks).