frayintermedia’s previous Reporting Science conference were a phenomenal success. One of its former key-note speakers, Dr Chris Smith – the British doctor/virologist better known as the “Naked Scientist” (after the award-winning BBC weekly radio show he hosts) – has since become a household name on the local airwaves.
This year’s conference will see Prof. Lee Berger reveal some of the secrets of the Sediba fossils and include a visit to the Planetarium headed by Dr David Block, an Astronomer and Director of the Cosmic Dust Laboratory, School of Computational and Applied Mathematics at the University of Witwatersrand.
This year, frayintermedia is partnering with Wits University to bring together science reporters, journalism students, leading scientists and science communicators to explore science research into the past, present and future. The conference is sponsored by SAASTA and the Ford Foundation.
A number of bursaries have been made available for journalism and science students, community reporters and freelance journalists as well as science communicators. These will be made available on a first come first served basis. Spaces are filling up quickly, so book early. Bursary application form
Date: 21 & 22 September 2010
Venue: Sturrock Park, Wits University, Johannesburg
Cost: R1 940 (incl VAT)
Info/Bookings: Obakeng Mooke, (011 341 0767) or firstname.lastname@example.org, to register please fill in attached form and if you are a bursary applicant please send an email to the email address provided.