The World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) is one of the main activities of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ). It is the biggest biannual global event on science journalism, attracting approximately 1,200 journalists covering science and medical issues, as well as international experts, scientists, and communicators, among others. The 10th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2017) in San Francisco (26–30 October 2017) was attended by more than 1,360 people from over 70 countries.
The WCSJ offers a wide variety of programmes that aim to expand the horizons of participants from different backgrounds through lively discussions and workshops.
Until 2019 any WFSJ member association could bid to organize a World Conference. As our events have become larger and more complex to arrange, the WFSJ Board of Directors decided that the organization should evolve. It has recruited a professional conference organizer who will manage all logistics, venue, accommodations, and so forth. The WFSJ community will be responsible for the programme and content.