11th World Conference of Science Journalism. Lausanne, 1-5 July 2019.

The city of Lausanne will be hosting the 11th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2019) that will be held from 1 to 5 July 2019 at the SwissTech Convention Center on the campus of the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute (EPFL) and the University of Lausanne (UNIL).

Every two years, this gathering attracts over a thousand science journalists and communicators representing 70+ nationalities. The World Conference in San Francisco (WCSJ2017) was attended by 1,360+ attendees from plus 70 countries.

For the first time, three host science writers’ associations will join forces to organize the conference: the Swiss Association for Science Journalism (ASJS), the French Association of Science Journalists in the news media (AJSPI) and the Science Writers in Italy (SWIM).

The conference’s focus will be on “Reaching new heights in science journalism”. It uses the mountains shared by the three organizing countries as a symbol and common thread running through the event.

A preliminary conference program overview can be consulted here.


WCSJ2019 will present to organizations, foundations, and companies interesting opportunities to showcase their research and products. More information on the sponsorship opportunities coming soon.


Conference website: www.wcsj2019.eu
Conference hashtag: #WCSJ2019


Olivier Dessibourg
President of the Swiss Association of Science Journalism (ASJS)
Tel: +41787128868 or +33650683767
E-mail: dessibourgolivier@gmail.com

Yves Sciama
Vice President of the French Association of Science Journalists in the news media (AJSPI)
Tel: +33789861377
E-mail: yves.sciama@gmail.com

Fabio Turone
President of Science Writers in Italy (SWIM)
Tel: +393474419268
E-mail: turone@agenziazoe.it

Eric Lauwers
Business Development at the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ)
E-mail: elauwers@wfsj.org