*To all workshop attendees*:
Please beware that the Botanical Garden is closed on Mondays. Access via the second entrance of the Jardin Botanico. Please note the following address:
Jardín Botánico Parqueadero
Carrera 52 n 73 298 Medellín
Reaching Across Borders: Strengthening Science Journalism in Latin America
March 27, 2023
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Registration and coffee begin at 8:15 a.m.
Get ready to pitch your project for a cross-border environmental project!
Our day-long workshop will focus on making successful pitches, building collaborative networks with science writers throughout Latin America and the important role that on-line science news sites play in reaching worldwide audiences.
The centerpiece of our workshop will be a pitch session for a Historias Sin Fronteras reporting grant in the amount of USD $3,000. Workshop participants will form cross-border teams and present their ideas in lightning-fast, 5-minute pitch sessions.
The winning team will be announced during the 2023 WCSJ.
This workshop will be conducted in Spanish for 50 journalists. Registration is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Organized by InquireFirst in collaboration with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Department of Science Education.
***Note: If you are not Spanish fluent, you are not eligible to attend this session***
If you are registered for the WCSJ conference, please confirm your participation to the workshop here:
If you are not registered for the WCSJ conference, please register here:
LEARNING SESSION: NEW TOOLS FOR THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST DENGUE FEVER
March 27, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration and refreshments begin at 12:30 p.m.
Dengue fever is the world’s fastest-growing mosquito-borne disease, annually infecting nearly 400 million people across 129 countries. Climate change, globalization, and urbanization are accelerating its spread, and the WHO has declared it one of the top-10 threats to global health. But for the first time in history, effective vector control tools and vaccines are emerging to fight this dreaded disease, and new, multi-country efforts to develop urgently needed treatments have been launched. This workshop will provide an expert analysis of the global dengue burden and provide a detailed overview of the new tools that could turn the tide. The session will include a guided tour of the World Mosquito Program’s Medellin insectary, which mass produces Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes to block dengue transmission in Medellin.
* Please note that register to this workshop, you need to first register to the conference.