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
In 2009, global climate change heats up on the international stage. The United Nations will attempt to hammer out a new international treaty to curb greenhouse gas emissions, culminating in the Copenhagen meeting in December. The world will be watching for a strong signal from the new American President and Congress that the United States is ready to move forward after eight years of inaction by the Bush Administration. At the same time, the issue of climate change has enormous competition from other global issues, from an economic meltdown to food shortages. How well are the media in the U.S., Europe and other parts of the world doing in covering the science and policy choices? Or are journalists just falling into old patterns by emphasizing the drama and covering climate change like a political horse race?
Strand: Biomedical Strand
Website: Wellcome Trust
The public reputation of the pharmaceutical industry has fallen precipitously over the last decade, according to opinion surveys, along with the industry’s market capitalization. Does the industry deserve this loss in public support, or has the media played a role in it, by portraying drug companies in a negative light? This panel will discuss public perceptions of the drug industry, and ask: is press coverage too critical of it — or not critical enough?
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.