The 10th World Conference of Science Journalists will take place in San Francisco in the United States of America from 26 to 30 October 2017.

 

The conference will bring together 1 200 professionals dedicated to engaging, incisive, accurate, and high-quality science journalism. The conference will build global capacity for science communication and provide an opportunity for journalists to explore cutting-edge science as well as crucial issues at the interface of science and society.

 

The five-day conference is composed of professional development workshops for science communicators, presentations on advances in scientific research, and sessions focused on challenges and issues in global science and journalism.

 

The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has been invited to speak at a special luncheon event titled "Who Will Do Science in the 21st Century? International Perspectives from Women in STEM Leadership". 

 

This event will be held as follows:

 

Date:              Friday, 27 October 2017

Venue:           Salon 9, Lower B2 Level, Marriott, San Francisco

Time:              12:00–13:30

 

Other speakers at this session will include Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan, President of the Royal Scientific Society, Chair of the World Science Forum 2017, and a UNESCO Special Envoy for Science in Peace, and Dr Miyoko O Watanabe, Deputy Executive Director at the Japan Science and Technology Agency. Dr Emily Drabant Conley, Vice President of Business Development at 23andME, will also join the panel as discussant.

 

Issued by the Department of Science and Technology.

 

Enquiries:

Lunga Ngqengelele

MLO

082 566 0446