*To all workshop attendees*:

Please note the Jardín Botánico is closed on Monday to the public. Therefore, please access via the second entrance at 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***


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.