November 29 - December 1, San Francisco

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers

Where smart content matters

Register Early & Save

Join us in San Francisco for an outstanding slate of sessions, a new Innovation Expo, and tailored networking events

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Host Hotel & Travel

Stay at our host hotel, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, with special rates starting at $219/night USD. Plus save on flights.

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Emerging Producers

The Emerging Producers Bursary Program offers up-and-coming producers registration, travel and accommodation for the Congress.

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Latest News

The WCSFP will open with X (formerly Google[x]) director Obi Felten and the Institute for the Future director of Game Research and Development Jane McGonigal, as they share insights into how Silicon Valley fosters creativity and nurtures ideas.

The New York Times Company president and CEO Mark Thompson will discuss the challenges the digital world presents to the media, the strategy he has put in place at The New York Times and how to stay ahead in the era of fake news.

NPACT general manager John Ford and Vidcon CEO Jim Louderback take a look at the state of science and non-fiction programming in the US, including new platforms and collaborations that are broadening and changing the landscape.


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.

For 25 years, the Congress

has been a must-attend gathering for producers, broadcasters and distributors working in science, history and non-fiction media. 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 content creators 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 content creation, from virtual and augmented reality to online platforms to gaming and beyond.

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


Past Guest Speakers

Elise Andrew

I Fucking Love Science

Margaret Atwood


Dr. Brian Cox


David Dugan

Windfall Films

Dr. Ben Feringa

Nobel Laureate

Ian Forrester


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

Dawn Porter

Trilogy Pictures

Anna Rothschild

Gross Science

Michael Stevens


Andy Taylor

Little Dot Studios

Past Participants


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Media Partners

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