Event dates: Tuesday, 30th June 2009 09:00 AM to Friday, 3rd July 2009 18:00 PM

Location: London, United Kingdom Contact: Administrator Account
 
6th World Conference of Science Journalists: Stories that matter to a changing world
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What is the future for science reporting? The 6th World Conference of Science Journalists invites you to debate, influence, share experience and excellence, develop skills, network, and enjoy all that London has to offer.

30 June – 2 July 2009, Central Hall, Westminster, London
www.wcsj2009.org

• Top editors speak: what is the future for science reporting?
• Threat or promise? How will the advent of podcasts, blogging and citizen journalism change the face of science reporting?
• Investigative science reporting: a thing of the past?
• Billionaire philanthropists: what influence on scientific progress?
• Climate change: should the sceptics be heard?

At the 5th World Conference of Science Journalists over 600 journalists, from over 50 countries, came together to debate hot topics in science journalism. Now the 6th World Conference of Science Journalists invites you to debate, influence, share experience and excellence, develop skills, network, and enjoy all that London has to offer. Get to the heart of UK science and technology through themed workshops, breakfasts, lunches and exhibitions and choose from a range of trips to top science facilities.

Speakers include:

• Professor John Beddington – UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser
• Krishna Bharat – Founder of Google News
• Laura Chang – Science Editor, New York Times
• Professor Patrick Cunningham – Chief Scientific Adviser to the Irish Government
• James Harding – Editor, the Times, UK
• Ian Katz - Deputy Editor, The Guardian, UK
• Sir David King - Director Smith School of Enterprise, University of Oxford
• John Rennie – Editor, Scientific American

For full programme details visit www.wcsj2009.org

Registrations now open at www.wcsj2009.org, early bird rates available. Reduced rates for journalists and for members of the Association of British Science Writers www.absw.org.uk and other member organisations of the World Federation of Science Journalists www.wfsj.org

Hosted by the Association of British Science Writers www.absw.org.uk

WCSJ2009 – the only international conference organised by science journalists for science journalists

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