In this newsletter:
- Baroness Susan Greenfield and ABC’s Robyn Williams dissect the human brain at Congress
- Discover the Melbourne story at Congress’ closing cocktail
- Upload your programs to Athenaweb’s science and factual online video library
- Congress travel tips: QANTAS deals for Canadian delegates!
Just announced for Melbourne, acclaimed ABC Science broadcaster Robyn Williams will take delegates on a journey into the history of human brain research with the help of a special Congress guest – renowned brain researcher, author and Fellow of the Royal Institute, Baroness Susan Greenfield. Understanding the Human Brain will explore the massive developments in our understanding of the brain’s complexity and plasticity, offering clips from the best work on its marvels and mysteries. The WCSFP will open its doors to the public for this session, as well as additional Friday sessions Ripping Yarns and We Are Family!, in order to help foster a greater public understanding of and appreciation for the role of science programming.
We couldn’t let you say goodbye to Melbourne without getting to know this remarkable host city a little better. Just confirmed, the closing festivities for this year’s Congress will take place at the extraordinary Melbourne Museum, where delegates can bid farewell in style and take in the city’s rich history thanks to The Melbourne Story. Featuring more than 1200 objects from Museum Victoria’s collection, The Melbourne Story is the most complete exhibition about Melbourne ever staged – and delegates will be given the rare opportunity to have this one-of-a-kind exhibit all to themselves!
A reminder that, thanks to the continued partnership and support of AthenaWeb, delegates can once again upload programs and trailers to the Science and Factual Online Video Library. The library is an excellent service offered to both producers and broadcasters looking to do business in Melbourne. The Science and Factual Online Video Library is ready to use and can be accessed via www.athenaweb.org.
Canadian delegates who have yet to book their flight to Melbourne will want to take advantage of some great deals from Qantas on travel from Canada to Australia. Qantas is offering round trip flights from Vancouver and Toronto for as low as $1198 CAD. Travels may also be able to visit New Zealand on your way to or from Australia at no additional cost! Offers expire on Friday, November 6. Visit Qantas.com.au to book now.
BARONESS SUSAN GREENFIELD AND ABC’S ROBYN WILLIAMS DISSECT THE HUMAN BRAIN AT CONGRESS
DISCOVER THE MELBOURNE STORY AT CONGRESS’ CLOSING COCKTAIL
UPLOAD YOUR PROGRAMS TO ATHENAWEB’S SCIENCE AND FACTUAL ONLINE VIDEO LIBRARY
CONGRESS TRAVEL TIPS: QANTAS DEALS FOR CANADIAN DELEGATES!
The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) is a member-run, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to celebrating the best in science, history and other factual programming. With a remarkable 2-to-1 producer-to-broadcaster attendance ratio, exceptional networking events and opportunities, and dynamic sessions produced by leading industry insiders, the Congress’ annual event has become a must-attend gathering for producers, broadcasters and distributors working in factual television. Most recently held in Florence, Italy (2008), New York, USA (2007), Manchester, UK (2006), and Tokyo, Japan (2005), the WCSFP will be held, this year, from December 1 – 4 in Melbourne, Australia.
This is a republishing of the Hot Doc’s WCSFP e-newsletter originally sent to subscribers on 28 October 2009.