UK Conference of Science Journalists to be held at the Royal Society in London on 13 October 2020

The largest gathering of science journalists in the UK, the UK Conference of Science Journalists, is taking place on 13 October 2020 and is expected to attract up to 450 delegates. You can now register your interest to attend.

The venue for the UKCSJ2020, the sixth edition of the conference, will be the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

The Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant, and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas.

The lead development sponsor for the UKCSJ2020 is EurekAlert!, an online global news service operated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

UKCSJ2020 is organised by the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW), an association for media professionals who cover science, medicine, environment, mathematics, engineering and technology, which has 600+ members and was founded in 1947.

We champion independence and excellence in reporting in these fields.

UKCSJ2020 will have two streams. Let us know what you would like featured by filling in this form.

If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, please e-mail info AT absw DOT org Dot uk

It's all systems go for the UKCSJ18 on Tuesday – see you there!

We are expecting some 250 delegates at our conference next week. 


Check out the latest programme here: Programme for UKCSJ2018


Haven’t booked yet? Last minute registration is open here: Register and pay for the UKCSJ18


Meet our sponsors here: Opportunities to support UKCSJ18


See you at 8:30am on Tuesday, 16th October, at The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Rd, London NW1 1ST, UK.

(Visit the Francis Crick Institute Website for detailed information on all the means of travelling to the venue.)


Twitter handle: @absw

Twitter hashtag: #ukcsj#ukcsj18


Student scholarships UKCSJ18 – open to all European students until Wed 3 October 2018

Are you a journalism student thinking of specialising in science, technology or engineering?

Are you a science, technology, engineering student who is considering journalism as a career? 

Apply for a student scholarship to attend the UK Conference of Science Journalists 2018 in London, where the focus will be on new and emerging technologies and digital innovations in media and reporting. The goal is to help you future-proof your career by learning about the latest key media trends and pick up new digital tools and skills that are becoming essential to freelancing or thriving in the augmented newsroom.

As the UKCSJ18 is now less than a month away (Tue 16 October) there is a tight time-scale for applying for the scholarships.   You will need to complete the student scholarship application form by Wed 3 October and will be informed of your success or otherwise on Fri 5 October to provide time for you to make necessary travel and accommodation arrangements.

The scholarship will cover the cost of standard class return travel and any necessary transfers, plus bed and breakfast in a budget hotel (approx £100 per night).

Find out more about the UKCSJ18 programme

Apply for a student scholarship

If you have any queries please contact Sallie Robins This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The student scholarships have been made possible by the ABSW’s scholarships partner UK Research and Innovation