The fourth UK Conference of Science Journalists was expanded to become the 3rd European Conference of Science Journalists. It was held as a satellite event at EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) and took place at the Manchester Central, in Manchester.

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3rd European Conference of Science Journalists 2016

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Saturday 23 July 09:30-17:00, Manchester Central, Manchester, M2 3GX, UK

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The 3rd European Conference of Science Journalists (ECSJ) was be held as a satellite event at EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF).   The Conference jointly organized by the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW) and the European Union of Science Journalist Associations (EUSJA), replaced the ABSW’s biennial UK Conference of Science Journalists, extending its reach to journalists throughout Europe.


The 1st European Conference of Science Journalists was held as a satellite event to ESOF 2014 in Denmark.   The event, jointly organized by the Danish Science Journalists’ Association (DV) and the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA), discussed new ways to improve the status of science in broadcast media, how to start your own science publication, the opportunities of investigative journalism, the ethical balance between science journalism and science communication and new initiatives for improvement of gender balance for science in the media.
The 2nd European Conference of Science Journalists, organized by the Hungarian Club of Science Journalists and EUSJA, was held in Budapest as part of the World Science Forum in 2015.   The conference examined stakeholder-driven communication, the communication of infectious diseases, the reporting of climate change and the role of the journalist as an entrepreneur. 
3rd European Conference of Science Journalists Programme
The 3rd ECSJ had four key aims:
To discuss and debate contemporary issues in science journalism
• To encourage and provide skills for newcomers
• To promote professional development
• To enable journalists to link with colleagues, encouraging journalistic entrepreneurship 
The ABSW and EUSJA welcomed over 150 delegates to Manchester to meet with colleagues old and new and discover the common themes and issues affecting science journalists today and into the future.  
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The ECSJ was supported by, and a satellite event to, ESOF which many of our delegates stayed on in Manchester to attend.


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From 24th - 27th July many of the biggest names in the scientific world will arrive in Manchester, a city with impressive scientific credentials – it was home to Dalton, Rutherford, Joule and Turing. 

Now well established; the conference attracts a global following with participants from all over the world.  We are expecting Manchester to be the biggest ESOF to date attracting more contributors and delegates than ever before.  The forum also attracts several hundred science journalists as well as communications professionals with topical sessions and breaking news, as those at the forefront of their industries discuss the latest research and ideas that are set to revolutionise our world.  

Please follow @esof2016 for updates and all our latest news. 

Alongside the main conference there is a public festival bringing the city alive with science.  This exciting visual festival brings together those inside and out the conference through public talks, interactive demonstrations and live experiments and will help to introduce science to a new generation. There will be many of opportunities for the media to get stuck in and engage with those taking part in the conference and festival - as well as regular press conferences with contributors and specially designed media events to give behind the scenes access to some of Manchester’s most advanced and exciting laboratories and research centres.