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Science Journalism Conferences

Last Updated July 28, 2022

On this page, you'll find a list of conferences and similar events for science journalists and writers.

Society of Environmental Journalists Conference

Link: SEJ

Organizer: The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ)

Frequency: Annual

Location: Varies, United States

About: The annual SEJ conference brings together journalists, scientists, government officials, activists, and more for several days of field trips, panels, and networking events that focus on environmental stories and reporting. Every year, the conference has a different theme and the theme is generally connected with the location of the conference that year (i.e. in Flint, Michigan in 2018, the theme was water. In Fort Collins, CO in 2019, the theme was ‘Headwaters to the Plains’). Open to members and non-members.

Association of Healthcare Journalists Annual Conference

Link: AHCJ

Organizer: The Association of Healthcare Journalists (AHCJ)

Frequency: Annual

Location: Varies

About: The annual AHCJ conference features workshops, panels, field trips, pitch slams, and workshops around medical science, health policy, public health, medical education, and more.

Science Writers Annual Conference

Links to organizer websites: NASW, CASW

Link to archive of past events: Science Writers Meeting

Organizer: The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

Frequency: Annual

Location: Varies, United States

About: Science journalists and science communications professionals (press officers) network, attend professional development workshops, learn about latest scientific advances, and go on field trips.

World Conference of Science Journalists

Link: World Conference of Science Journalists

Organizer: The World Federation of Science Journalists

Frequency: Biannual

Location: Varies, international

About: A biannual event hosted by WFSJ in a different country every year. The conference organizers say it is the biggest biannual science journalism event in the world and attracts about 1,200 journalists who cover science and medicine, as well as scientific experts, communicators, and others.

Inclusive Science Communications Symposium

Link: Inclusive SciComm

Organizer: The Metcalf Institute at the University of Rhode Island

About: “The biennial symposium is an international convening of practitioners, trainers, researchers, educators, and funders who work across diverse disciplines and sectors to prioritize inclusion, equity, and intersectionality in all forms of science communication. Inclusive science communication, or inclusive scicomm, is a global movement to shift the traditional paradigm of science communication toward an approach that centers inclusion, equity, and intersectionality. Although a growing number of people are committing themselves to inclusive scicomm, this movement is in its early stages, and is evolving rapidly.”

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