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BIG newsletter – call for contributions

Do you have anything you’d like to share with 500-or-so members of the STEM engagement community? Any project ideas or snippets of information? Maybe you’d like to feature in the Day in My Life column?

This is a call for contributions for the Summer edition of the BIG newsletter to be published on 1 July.

Your article must be no longer than 500 words in length and can contain an image/logo. Please send by Friday 20 June (latest) to admin@big.uk.com

What is BIG?
The British Interactive Group (BIG) is the skills sharing network for individuals involved in the communication of science, technology, engineering and maths.

Posted on behalf of Sarah Vining, Administrator, British Interactive Group

Keynote Speaker for BIG 2014 Event Announced

Looking for a reason to join us at the BIG Event in Oxford this year? Apart from the chance to spend three days with 150+ good STEM engagement folks?

Apart from the 45+ sessions you can see in the latest draft of the programme at www.big.uk.com/bigevent14 ?

Apart from spending some quality professional development time, taking a peek around Oxford University Natural History, Pitt Rivers and History of Science Museums with others who like to do the same? Ok, well come and hear what Steve has to say then.

We’re terribly pleased to be welcoming Steve Crabtree to join us for our Welcome and Keynote at the BIG Event this year, 23-25 July at Oxford University Museum of Natural History. We do like the sound of him and we’re sure you will too.

Steve took the position of Editor of Horizon at the BBC this year, so he probably knows a thing or two about creating ways to engage folks with current and relevant science. But that’s not all.

He has produced & directed much of the BBC’s Science, Arts and Business programming, and worked across all four TV channels – making programmes such as ‘Child of Our Time’ with Professor Robert Winston, The Culture show, and The Money Programme. In 2008 Steve became a Series Producer on the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, before returning to the Science department full time to create a BBC2 Engineering series called ‘How to Build…’ Steve then produced BBC4 series ‘Shock & Awe: The Story of Electricity’ and Pain, ‘Pus & Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines’.

But that’s not all.

Steve knows how to paint a submarine. So he must be all right.

Join us; register now for the BIG Event at www.big.uk.com/bigevent14

Call for contributions – BIG e-newsletter

Do you have anything you’d like to share with 500-or-so members of the STEM engagement community?

Any project ideas or snippets of information? Maybe you’d like to feature in the Day in My Life column?

This is a call for contributions for the Autumn edition of the BIG newsletter. Your article must be no longer than 500 words in length and should contain an image. Please send by Friday 27 September (latest) to admin@big.uk.com

Find out more about the British Interactive Group (BIG).

Posted on behalf of Sarah Vining, BIG Administrator

Registration is now open for the BIG Event 2013 (Early Bird discount ends 31 March)

24 – 26 July 2013, Glasgow Science Centre

The BIG Event is a three-day conference providing an unmissable opportunity
to squeeze the skills and ideas out of all the STEM engagement people you
can in a short space of time.

The conference is relevant for designers, presenters, educators, students,
front of house staff, evaluators, educationalists, funders, and anyone
involved in the public engagement with science, technology, engineering and
maths (STEM). Many people working in the STEM engagement field have little
opportunity to cross paths with their peers, so the BIG Event was designed
with exactly this in mind.

More than 40 workshops, discussions, shows, and even a sprinkling of
sessions that surpass classification; this is the place to:

  • Share skills and experiences
  • Develop professional links and keep up-to-date with the STEM engagement field
  • Hone your skills and recharge your professional batteries
  • Pick up great ideas and show off your talents to peers

Register and find out more at www.big.uk.com/bigevent

Any questions, please contact Rachel Mason at: event@big.uk.com