November 29 - December 1, San Francisco

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers

Where smart content matters


Attend content-driven sessions and keynotes led by industry experts and innovators.

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Find new partners through curated market activities and stunning social events.

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Our new Innovation Expo showcases new tech like VR, gaming, digital and more.

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Latest News

Take a look at original science programming on the world's leading streaming service with Jason Spingarn-Koff, director of Original Documentary Programming for Netflix.

The new MythBusters Brian Louden and Jon Lung will host of this year's What's the Buzz? session, our annual round-up of the hottest trends in science, history and non-fiction media.

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.



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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Editorial Committee

Members attending the 2017 Congress can nominate themselves or another member for the Editorial Committee.

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Guest Speakers

Tameem Antoniades

Ninja Theory (UK)


Obi Felten

X Foundry (USA)


John Ford



Brian Louden

MythBusters (USA)


Jim Louderback

Vidcon/Social Starts (USA)


Jon Lung

MythBusters (USA)


Jane McGonigal

Institute for the Future (USA)


Veronica McGregor

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (USA)


Tim O'Reilly

O'Reilly Media (USA)


Suzie Philippot

Elysium Bandini Studios (USA)


Llewellyn Smith

Bluespark Collaborative, LLC (USA)


Mark Thompson

The New York Times Company (USA)



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