Programme for UKCSJ2018 is now out: come and future-proof your career

The UK Conference of Science Journalists 2018 will focus on new and emerging technologies and digital innovations in media and reporting. Our programme with confirmed speakers is now available below.  

The goal is to help you future-proof your career by learning about the latest key media trends and picking up new digital tools and skills that are becoming essential to freelancing or thriving in the augmented newsroom.

Have a look at the programme below and don’t miss out on the heavily discounted early bird registration that is valid until end of August. If you haven’t registered already, come and join more than 100 science writers and editors who have already booked.

Here is the programme for the UKCSJ2018, which is taking place on Tuesday 16th October 2018 at the Francis Crick Institute in London, with lead sponsorship from Eurekalert!, an online global news service operated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science:


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Super early bird registrations now open

Super early bird registration for the UKCSJ18 is now open with a 50% discount on registration rates.   

Register now as these rates are limited to the first 100 delegates only and are also only available until 17:00 Friday 29 June 2018.

Super Early Bird Rates

ABSW members £75 inc VAT

ABSW student members £30 inc VAT

All other £150 inc VAT

Why not join the ABSW today to make the most of the members' rates and all other member benefits?   You can reserve your place at the Conference by registering and paying at the ABSW membership rate and then make sure your complete our membership application form.

We look forward to seeing you at the UKCSJ18 in London this October.

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Genomic Health becomes a sponsor of UKCSJ18

Genomic Health has decided to support the largest gathering of science journalists in the UK, the UK Conference of Science Journalists organised by the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW).

The Conference takes place on Tuesday 16 October at The Francis Crick Institute in London. 

“We are delighted to have Genomic Health as one of the key sponsors of our conference,” said Mico Tatalovic Chair of the ABSW. “This will enable us to hold an evening networking event as part of the UKCSJ to provide delegates with a relaxed atmosphere in which to reflect on the content of the conference and network.”

Genomic Health is one of the world’s leading providers of genomic-based diagnostic tests that help optimise cancer care, including addressing the overtreatment of the disease, one of the great issues in healthcare today.

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UKCSJ2018 to focus on new emerging technologies and digital innovations in science and tech reporting

The fast pace of technological change means the way we work is evolving faster than ever.

Reporters are now often required to be fluent in multimedia, and editors encouraged to innovate and experiment with new software and hardware tools. Old media business models are continuing to be challenged as new ones emerge and are being tested. No one knows which of these experiments or technologies, if any, will eventually win out and become the new norm.

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