Apply now for the Seventh Global Fact-Checking Summit in Oslo in June 2020

Category: Fact-Checking,IFCN

For the seventh year running, the Global Fact-Checking Summit (Global Fact) will bring together fact-checkers, journalists, scholars and representatives of tech platforms, as well as other professionals and students interested in this form of journalism.

Once more, it will be a practitioner’s conference, where participants will come together to share their experiences and learn about best practices to implement in their own work.

Global Fact 7 will take place in Norway, at the Oslo Metropolitan University’s City Center Campus, from June 24-27, 2020. It is being organized by the International Fact-Checking Network in partnership with Norwegian fact-checking organization Faktisk.noOsloMET University, the journalism training institute Institutt for Journalistikk and the foundation for investigative journalism SKUP.

“We are very proud to host this conference in Oslo,” said Kristoffer Egeberg, Faktisk’s editor-in-chief. “Scandinavia outranks most when it comes to freedom and democracy. However, along with the rest of the world, misinformation and disinformation have become a major challenge in the Nordic countries. In small nations with few fact-checkers, we need to set rivalries aside and work together across borders and disciplines. That is what the IFCN and the Global Fact are all about: learning together and working together, exchanging experiences in the fight against disinformation.”

In its seventh edition, Global Fact will run four tracks:

  • Academic Track
    • A call for papers will be announced in partnership with Oslo Metropolitan University. Global Fact 7 will host presentations by scholars on misinformation, online trust and information integrity.
  • Editorial Track
    • The flagship track of Global Fact conferences will again bring practitioners together and foster discussions on fact-checking, verification, newsroom economics and management
  • Developers Track
    • Automated fact-checking, the role of AI, ethics of algorithms, tools, and products for fact-checking on dark social and closed messaging apps will be discussed by participants
  • Executive Track
    • Mentoring and coaching sessions from industry leaders will be offered to executives of fact-checking organizations to help them grow their leadership skills in management, fundraising, partnerships and teamwork.

In addition to the above, Global Fact 7 in Oslo will bring together participants from diverse backgrounds and utilize networking opportunities.

Apply to attend

Please apply here to attend Global Fact 7 no later than January 17, 2020. We aim to get back to you by February 14, 2020. Accepted applicants will be invited to register free of charge, while others will be offered the opportunity to register with a later on.

Priority is given to working fact-checkers and those actively developing tools to combat misinformation or studying in the field in a way that can help fact-checkers improve their work.

Melbourne, Australia, will host Global Fact 8 in 2021

Global Fact 8 will be in Melbourne at the RMIT University in June 2021. The International Fact-Checking Network will organize the Eighth Global Fact-Checking Conference in partnership with Australian fact-checking organization RMIT ABC Fact Check and the Walkley Foundation for Journalism.

A further announcement will be made later this month with exact dates and venues.

About Global Fact

Global Fact is the annual conference of the International Fact-Checking Network. It has doubled in size every two years since its first session in London in 2014 and has become the premier gathering point to discuss the practice of fact-checking.

Global Fact 6, held in Cape Town from June 19-21, 2019, brought together 241 participants from 55 countries around the world. The agenda included sessions about academic research on fact-checking, collaborative efforts around the world and automation. Global leaders in the field such as ABC, AFP, Africa Check, Chequeado, Factcheck.org, Full Fact, Le Monde, PolitiFact, and The Washington Post Fact Checker were among the participants.

You can read more about Global Fact 6 in this article from a Poynter roundup.

You can see more photos from Oslo Met here.

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