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UK Science Festivals Network Conference

Join us in London on the 19 November for the UK Science Festivals Network Conference to discuss all things science festivals and events…. This conference is for anyone who is interested or involved in organising science festivals, events or activities.

19 November 2019, 09.30-19.00 | Events @ No 6, London | £120+VAT pp

Thrilling, rewarding and exhausting: three words all science festival and event organisers can relate to. Despite the chaotic mixture of emotions we often feel, we’re all in this because we have a passion for putting on exciting and engaging activities for our audiences. Whether it be fine tuning the logistics, producing a high-quality programme or meeting inspiring people, everyone has favourite (and not so favourable) aspects of their role.

The UK science festival ecosystem is diverse and constantly evolving, but we rarely take the time to celebrate what we have achieved or to look ahead to some of the challenges and opportunities for the sector. This is where the UK Science Festivals Network (UKSFN) come in – we bring together science festivals and non-science festivals with scientific content to consider the highs, lows and future of festival organisation and management.

What?

Following the success of the last year’s UKSFN Conference in Swansea, we’re re-lighting the fire for the third time. Based on feedback from our members, this year we will be convening in London. Join us again, or for the first time, to discuss best practice in diversifying audiences and speakers, workshop new approaches to  programming  and learn what else is happening beyond the UK, amongst other topics. Most importantly, there will be plenty of opportunities to network and socialise with other conference attendees – if only it serves to reassure you that you’re not alone in this crazy little science engagement bubble!

Who?

Anyone interested or involved in organising science events and activities in general. This conference is open to all, you do not have to be a member of the UKSFN to attend.
For tickets and more info please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uk-science-festivals-network-conference-2019-tickets-65427889579

If you have any queries, please get in touch with hannah.lawrence@britishscienceassociation.org

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