2011 CONGRESS TO BE HELD IN PARIS, FRANCE! DATES AND HOST BROADCASTER ANNOUNCED
The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers is delighted to announce that next year’s event will take place November 29 to December 2 in Paris, France, and will be generously hosted by leading French broadcaster France Télévisions. Join your colleagues in one of the world’s most beloved cities. Registration for next year’s event will open in early summer 2011 with special early-bird discounts.
SOLD OUT WCSFP IN DRESDEN SEES NEARLY 700 MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE
Following four days of dynamic and informative sessions and lively social events, the 2010 World Congress of Science and Factual Producers has officially come to a close. Nearly 700 members congregated at the Westin Bellevue in Dresden for the sold out industry conference that brought together science and specialist factual producers and broadcasters from Germany and around the world.
A Flickr slideshow of images from this year’s event is now online. Thanks to all of the partners, session producers, moderators, panelists, volunteers and staff who helped to make the 2010 WCSFP a resounding success!
CONGRESS WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS TO WCSFP STEERING COMMITTEE
The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers is a non-profit, member-run organization. In registering for the event, members are entitled to vote in the organization’s elections. During this year’s Congress, steering committee nominations and elections took place and, at the closing plenary session on December 3, the successful candidates were announced.
Newly elected Steering Committee members are:
- Richard Bradley, Managing Director, Lion TV (UK)
- Jennifer Collins, Head of Factual, ABC Television (Australia)
- Michael Hoff, President and Executive Producer, Hoff Productions (USA)
- Stéphane Millière, President, Gedeon Programmes (France)
- Debbie Myers, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Programming, Science Channel (USA)
- Hideki Tazuke, Senior Producer, Science Programs, NHK (Japan)
These individuals join returning committee members Michael Allder, Peter Arens, Caroline Behar, Tony Chow, Martin Davidson and Marco Visalberghi. Thank you to this year’s out-going committee members Amanda Evans, Beth Hoppe, Uwe Kersken, Stuart Menzies, and Werner Vennewald.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2010 PARTNERS!
The WCSFP Steering Committee and Board of Directors would like to offer tremendous thanks to this year’s host broadcaster ZDF; contributing partner Wellcome Trust; public agency partners MEDIA and MDM; media partners MDR, NDR and WDR; gold sponsors NHK and Realscreen; silver sponsors National Geographic, Yesterday and the European Commission; bronze sponsor CBC and the Nature of Things with David Suzuki; and industry partners Athena Web, Exploration Productions Inc., ITV Studios Global Entertainment, AG Dok, and Lufthansa.
WCSFP VIDEOTHEQUE AVAILABLE UNTIL FEBRUARY 2011
Over 300 films and programs have been uploaded to the WCSFP Videotheque, a valuable resource for use before, during and after the Congress in Dresden. Members can continue to make use of this valuable tool well into the new year. Enjoy access and continue to upload content to the library until it closes at the end of February 2011. Sponsored by NHK, the WCSFP Videotheque is hosted by AthenaWeb and can be accessed via www.athenaweb.org.
SEE WHO’S COMING TO DRESDEN!
A list of WCSFP members registered to date is now available online. Thus far, the 2010 Congress will see broadcasters and producers from 18 countries. Contact information is available to registered members via the WCSFP Online Community.
2010 CONGRESS SCHEDULE
Congress sessions and events have been confirmed and are now listed in the 2010 Online Schedule. Here you can also download PDFs of the schedule, a venue map, and more.
SOCIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
A welcome cocktail at a gloriously restored palace, dinner and dancing at a historic brew house, a private tour of a world-famous church, and a cruise along the Elbe River - all of these and more await you as part of this year’s Congress in Dresden! Read More>