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UK Conference of Science Journalists - organised by the ABSW

UK Conference of Science Journalists (UKCSJ)

A biennial Conference organised by the ABSW - last held in 2014

 
A full day of discussion and debate with three key aims: 
 
To discuss and debate contemporary issues in science journalism
To encourage and provide skills for newcomers
To promote professional development
 
The first ever UKCSJ was held in 2010 and followed in the footsteps of the 2009 World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) held in London.  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 organised the UKCSJ - a WCSJ on a far smaller scale with the focus on the profession in the UK.   For 2012 the ABSW increased capacity due to demand and the Conference can now accomodate 300 delegates.  The UKCSJ runs on alternate years to fit with the alternate year programme of the World Conference of Science Journalists.
 
Sponsorship
There are many ways in which organisations can work with the UKCSJ to support science journalism in the UK whilst engaging the attention of the UK's science media. Please refer to our support brochure for 2014.   Or contact Sallie Robins, Conference Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. regarding future UKCSJ's and other ABSW events.
 

The ABSW would like to thank our supporters for UKCSJ14 

Lead Conference Partner
 
 
Session Sponsor
 
 
Student Scholarships
 
 
Venue and facilities

 

 

The UK Conference of Science Journalists is organised by the Association of British Science Writers.

Last held Wednesday 18 June 2014.

The next UKCSJ will take place in 2016

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Archive material of all three UKCSJ's (2010/2012/2014) including full audio of all sessions/write ups and video footage can be accessed through the main menu. 

Dragons' Den

Three aspiring Science Journalists pitched their ideas to the Dragons at UKCSJ14, one individual went on to have a story commissioned and published by Research Fortnight.

Find out more about the competition and the session

News

UKCSJ 2014 - Date and Venue Announced
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
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... Read More...
Elsevier Lead Conference Partner for 2014
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
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... Read More...
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UK Conference of Science Journalists - organised by the ABSW
Thursday, 17 April 2014
UK Conference of Science Journalists (UKCSJ) A biennial Conference organised by the ABSW - last held in 2014   A full day of discussion and debate with three key aims:    To discuss and debate contemporary issues in science... Read More...