The fifth UK Conference of Science Journalists, UKCSJ18, is planned to take place at The Royal Society in London in the summer of 2018. It is expected to attract at least 300 delegates.
A biennial conference organised by the ABSW
In 2016 the UKCSJ will become the European Conference of Science Journalists
In 2016 the European Science Open Forum will be held in the UK (Manchester). The first ever European Conference of Science Journalists was held in Copenhagen 2014 when ESOF took place in Denmark. As ESOF is in the UK in 2016 the ABSW is organising the 2016 European Conference of Science Journalists in conjunction with our European counterparts. The format will be similar to that of previous UKCSJs and as the programme develops more information will be posted here.
Date: Saturday 23 July, Manchester Central, Manchester
The UKCSJ - a full day of discussion and debate with three key aims:
The ABSW would like to thank our supporters for UKCSJ14
The ABSW is delighted to announce that Elsevier are supporting the UKCSJ for a third year as our Lead Conference Partner. Speaking about the 2012 UKCSJ Harald Boersma, Director Corporate Relations, Elsevier said:
“You ran the event perfectly, once again, and it was just impressive to see how the event has grown even further, both in terms of the number of delegates and in terms of their level of engagement in the discussions.”
Also supporting in 2014, again for the third time, are the Royal Society and the British Psychological Society. The Wellcome Trust has supported the Conference previously and it's latest initiative Mosaic is supporting in 2014.
The date and venue for UKCSJ2014 have now been announced. The conference will take place on Wednesday 18 June 2014 at The Royal Society, London. Registrations will not open until Spring 2014 but you can register your interest now and recieve updates on the Conference and the registration process.
Representing the lead sponsor of the UK Conference of Science Journalists I would like to briefly introduce myself and my company, Elsevier.
Elsevier’s the world’s leading publisher of science and health information, serving more than 30 million scientists, students and health and information professionals worldwide. We help our customers advance science and health by providing world-class information and innovative tools that help them make critical decisions, enhance productivity and improve science and health outcomes.
Through our journals, including The Lancet, Cell and the American Journal of Medicine and our online products, such as ScienceDirect, MD Consult, Scopus and Reaxys, Elsevier supports the scientific research community in the development of break-through scientific discoveries.
We have worked with many of you previously to communicate news about the research we publish and the innovative research solutions we have created. I’m sure many of you receive our newsletter, the Elsevier Monthly Research Selection, summarising some of the most newsworthy science and health research that we publish, and providing access to our scientific database ScienceDirect,
Monday’s conference is about all the issues affecting your profession as a science journalist. As Elsevier and science journalists share a common interest - accurately reporting scientific information - I’m interested to listen to your stories, your experiences and developments in your field. Ultimately this knowledge should help us identify ways to improve our communications with you.