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:
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.
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
regarding future UKCSJ's and other ABSW events.
The ABSW would like to thank our supporters for UKCSJ14
Lead Conference Partner
Venue and facilities