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We need your great ideas now for next year's World Conference of Science Journalists. The World Conference of Science Journalists 2017 program committee invites — and encourages — everyone interested to submit a proposal for a panel or a plenary at the WCSJ2017. We're looking for session ideas in the areas of professional development (techniques and skill-building), professional and scientific issues, and international science.

WASHINGTON, DC (FEBRUARY 12, 2016) — Organizers of the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2017) unveiled details of the conference at an information session held today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Announcements included the debut of a comprehensive conference website http://wcsj2017.org and the enlistment of several major sponsors, including a “Diamond Sponsor” contributing $400,000 toward the event.

If you attend the 8th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2013), in Helsinki in June, be prepared, even if not to hug some trees, at least to go into the woods for some scientific — and social — interactions with your lumber-loving hosts. Indeed, a sure conference highlight will be “science at midnight,” a seminar on the development of innovative and renewable wood-based materials for the future, held in the heart of a coniferous boreal forest.