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Briefing for journalists and others interested in attending the World Conference of Science Journalists in Lausanne, Switzerland from 1 to 5 July

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Briefing for journalists and others interested in attending the World Conference of Science Journalists in Lausanne, Switzerland from 1 to 5 July. 

There are a few free registrations for Australian journalists to attend the conference.

Sydney briefing on the conference
Wednesday 17 April 6pm to 8pm
Residence of the Consul General of Switzerland in Sydney

The Australian Science Communicators hosted the 5th World Conference in Melbourne in 2007. 

The conference this year is being hosted by the Italian, Swiss and French Science Journalist Associations.

Program, guest speakers and field trips are all online at www.wcsj2019.eu

More information about Australia’s role in the conference:
Sarah Brooker 
Science in Public 
0413 332 489 

More information about the briefing:
Sébastien Monnet 
Science, Technology and Education Advisor
Swiss Embassy in Australia 

Tease from the conference:
Fraud. Sexual harassment and bullying in the lab. Preprints. Fake science news. Gene-edited (CRISPR) babies. Ebola. The rise of strongmen and populists. Space exploration. Open access. If it's in the news, it'll be talked about it in Lausanne!

Science journalists from around the world will be gathering in Lausanne, Switzerland in July to discuss the hottest issues in science journalism today.

With 200 speakers and science journalists from the 5 continents, it is a truly global meeting of science journalists, communicators and writers.

Learn about new developments in deep seabed mining, climate adaptation, mental health, the limits of 21st-century physics, indigenous people and meta-analyses.

Meet the world's top scientists such as the directors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), CERN, Fermilab, the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), the International Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and the European Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC).

Learn new skills. Pitch to editors from Science and Nature and more. 

Enjoy the area with a choice of 35 field trips all over Switzerland, France, Italy and Germany including the opportunity to go underground at CERN.

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