Welcome to wcsj 2022

Like the beautiful game of soccer, science journalism is one of those rare human endeavours that readily transcends borders of all kinds, be they political, social, cultural, or economic. For just this reason it has always made sense for these practitioners to take their major gatherings from one part of the world to another. Local or regional representatives get a chance to show everyone else what they have to offer, and insights from everywhere else are shared alike.

It was in this spirit that the Board of Directors for the World Federation of Science Journalists was pleased to support the bid for this conference to be held in Medellin, Colombia. As a jewel of ecological diversity, this country has for centuries beckoned scientists who to this day continue to make discoveries in its wild landscapes. Not surprisingly, this rich biological heritage has nurtured a profound sense of environmental awareness and stewardship, which has led Colombians to embrace measures aimed at reducing the human footprint on the natural world and preserving this world for humanity as a whole.

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The World Conference of Science Journalists in Medellin marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization based in Montreal, Quebec. Its membership consists of 66 science journalists’ associations in all parts of the globe, representing some 10,000 individual science and technology journalists from around the world. These members are national, regional, and international associations that include science journalists, broadcasters, writers, editors, and communicators working across all media platforms.

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GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Name of Meeting World Conference of Science Journalists 2022 | WCSJ 2022
Conference Theme Science Journalists - Reboot
Date of Meeting June 27 - July 1, 2022 (Virtual Experience Starts June 13)
In-Person Venue Plaza Mayor Medellín Conventions and Exhibitions
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Official Language of Meeting English
Expected Attendance 3,000
Hosted by World Federation of Science Journalists
Meeting Organizer MCI Group Canada
 #504-1166 Alberni Street,
 Vancouver, BC  V6E 3Z3, Canada 
 Tel:  +1 604 688 9655 | Email: info@wcsj.org

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map of Medellin, Colombia

About the WCSJ2022 theme

Everyone who uses a computer has an intimate appreciation of what it means to “reboot”. We re-start the system after new software has been installed. We abandon what we are doing because of some problem and re-start everything in hopes of correcting the problem. We allow this complex piece of technology to return to its original settings so that its operation can become more stable and efficient. For the computer, reboot means recovery and repair, and for the user, it means relief and reward.

If ever there were a time when science journalists needed some relief and reward, it is now. As the WFSJ was swept up in the tide of events that was 2020, which forced us to re-schedule our much-anticipated gathering in Medellin, the organizers realized that what was needed was nothing less than a reboot for our entire community. We invite one and all to join us as we reinvent, rebuild, renew, and maybe — just maybe — relax.

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WFSJ Board of Directors