Steering Committee

The World Congress of Science Producers is a member driven organization dedicated to celebrating the best in science production. It is administered by a Board of Directors and a Steering Committee that deals primarily with editorial matters. SCIENCE 2003 co-chairs are Ann Julienne, head of acquisitions and international co-productions at France 5 (also the host for the event) and Uwe Kersken, managing director, Gruppe 5 Film Production GmbH.

The Congress is managed by the Banff Television Foundation, an event management organization for some of the world's leading television and new media industry conferences. Executive producer for SCIENCE 2003 is Jerry Ezekiel, senior vice president of the Banff Television Foundation. Coordinating producer of the conference program is Alison Leigh, independent producer, Leigh Brown Productions, Australia.

  • Simon Andreae, Head of Science, Education & Religion, Specialist Factual, Channel 4 Television, UK
  • Martin Durkin, Head of Programmes, WAG TV, UK
  • Pat Ferns (Non-voting), President & CEO, Banff Television Foundation, Canada
  • Beth Hoppe, Director of Science Programs, Thirteen/WNET, USA
  • Ann Julienne (Host Broadcaster and Co-chair), Head of Acquisitions & International Co-productions, France 5
  • Uwe Kersken (Co-chair), Managing Director, Gruppe 5 Film Production GmbH, Germany
  • Daryl Karp (Congress Director), Head TV Factual, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Emmanuel Laurent, Director, Films à Trois / President, Association Science & Television (AST), France
  • Alison Leigh (Non-voting), Independent Producer, Leigh Brown Productions, Australia
  • Paul Lewis (Congress Director), President and General Manager, Discovery Channel Canada
  • Wally Longul (Congress Director), Director, Business Development & International Relations, TVOntario, Canada
  • Paula Mason (Non-voting), Director of Distribution & Acquisitions, Oregon Public Broadcasting, USA
  • Stéphane Millière, President, Gédéon Programmes, France
  • Judy Plavnick, Executive Producer, Discovery Channel, USA


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