Council for the Advancement of Science Writing



New Horizons in Science at the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists

Thursday, October 26, 2017 to Monday, October 30, 2017

The 55th annual New Horizons in Science briefings were presented in San Francisco, California, as part of the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists. The WCSJ2017 program was an "international edition," with many science sessions proposed and organized by colleagues around the world. Co-hosts of this special presentation were the University of California, San Francisco and UC Berkeley.

Hosts & Sponsors: 

CASW was able to present the 55th annual New Horizons in Science briefings and co-organize WCSJ2017 through the generosity of many sponsors of the World Conference of Science Journalists. We extend special thanks to our host universities and the conference's Diamond Sponsor, Johnson & Johnson Innovation.

Host Universities






Diamond Sponsor

J&J Innovation




Additional WCSJ2017 Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

23andMe • AstraZeneca • Bayer Pharma AG • William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation • Exploratorium • Fundación Ealy Ortiz AC • The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust • Howard Hughes Medical Institute • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation • Sanofi

Bronze Sponsors 

10X Genomics • Rita Allen Foundation • AAAS/EurekAlert! • American Chemical Society • Annual Reviews • Burroughs Wellcome Fund • Copernicus/European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting • The Hastings Center • International Research Development Centre, Canada • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation • Research Councils UK • Rutter Foundation • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contributors, Friends and Supporters of WCSJ2017

American Institute of Physics • The Brinson Foundation • Jennifer Jackson Cox • The Commonwealth Fund • eLife Sciences • F1000 • Grupo Insud • Institut de recherche pour le développement, France • Intellectual Ventures • Knight Science Journalism @ MIT • Johns Hopkins Medicine • Nature • Newswise • PLOS • Cristine Russell • Science Advances—The OA Journal from AAAS • San Francisco Chronicle • Taylor & Francis • University of California, Riverside • Waterloo Global Science Initiative • Wiley • Ron Winslow


Diverse program of science and journalism sessions planned for WCSJ2017

May 1, 2017 — CASW and its partners in organizing the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists today unveiled a comprehensive program of conference sessions focusing on professional development, leading-edge research and issues in science and journalism for the five-day meeting to be held this October. Registration and access to the full preliminary program, which features renowned plenary speakers, is now open.

The 2017 edition of WCSJ, the biennial meeting of international science journalists, will be held October 26 to 30 in San Francisco, California, a global hub of science and technology innovation. This year marks the first time the conference will be held in the United States. The program and registration information can be accessed at “We are thrilled to invite science writers from around the world to participate in this exciting global meeting,” said WCSJ2017 Organizing Committee Co-Chairs Cristine Russell and Ron Winslow. “American science writers will have a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.” Russell is a board member and immediate past president of CASW. For more information and to register, visit the conference website.

New Horizons in Science 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016 to Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The 54th edition of New Horizons in Science was presented in San Antonio, Texas, as part of ScienceWriters2016.

Hosts & Sponsors: 

CASW was able to present the 54th annual New Horizons in Science briefings free of charge, thanks to the generosity of our hosting consortium.


 Texas Biomedical Research Institute





Acelity CPS Energy


Clarity Child Guidance Center Southwest Research Institute


San Antonio Medical Foundation Texas Research & Technology Foundation Trinity University


BioMed San Antonio St. Mary's University START Center for Cancer Care Xenex

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

University of Texas at San Antonio City of San Antonio Economic Development Department
San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau

University Health System

SA Science

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