November 29 - December 1, San Francisco

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers

About the Congress

For the past 25 years, the Congress has been a must-attend gathering for producers, broadcasters and distributors working in science, history and factual programming. As we celebrate our anniversary, we are looking ahead to the innovations changing the core of our industry and the growing importance of communicating knowledge and truth.

This year's three-day event in San Francisco, CA, will feature keynotes by industry leaders, a new Innovation Expo, and tailored networking events. We will welcome broadcast and production leaders, along with representatives from a wide range of tech and innovation industries.


NEW Innovation Expo

Taking place alongside the traditional Congress sessions and market events, the Expo will feature interactive exhibits, live demos and tech-focused displays. Discover what's next for television, from virtual and augmented reality to online platforms to gaming and beyond.

Exhibitors will connect with international leaders in television broadcasting, production and digital media, with numerous opportunities to build brand awareness and foster new business across a range of strategically aligned sectors.


Host Hotel

This year's host hotel is the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Located in the theatre district, the hotel a short walk to cable cars with easy access to Chinatown, Nob Hill and night clubs.

Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, 94102 .

Members can take advantage of special rates starting at $219/night USD (+ fees and taxes). Bookings open August 3.

Content Producers

Connect with broadcasters and distributors to license existing content and commission new programs.

Broadcasters & Distributors

Find great content for distribution, along with ways to monetize works and reach new audiences.

Digital Tech Companies

Develop business relationships with broadcasters, online publishers and production companies.

Past Guest Speakers

Elise Andrew

I Fucking Love Science

Margaret Atwood


Dr. Brian Cox


David Dugan

Windfall Films

Dr. Ben Feringa

Nobel Laureate

Anthony Geffen

Atlantic Productions

Cmdr. Chris Hadfield


Michael Hirst

Creator, Vikings

Dr. Michio Kaku


Walter Köhler

Terra Mater Factual Studios

Ralph Lee

Channel 4

Richard Melman

Spring Films

Michael Mosley


Dr. Derek Muller


Tim Pastore

National Geographic Channel

Sonya Pemberton

Genepool Productions

Dawn Porter

Trilogy Pictures

Anna Rothschild

Gross Science

Michael Stevens


Andy Taylor

Little Dot Studios

Past Participants


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