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. Details of the international science program may be found at the WCSJ2017 website.

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