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New Scientist Live North – coming to Manchester 5 – 7 February 2021

Curated by New Scientist magazine, New Scientist Live North is a three-day science festival and exhibition that brings together over 9,000 visitors, 45 speakers and dozens of exhibitors under one roof to create an unrivalled atmosphere through talks, discussions and hands-on demonstrations.

The inaugural event will take place on 5-7th February 2021 at Manchester Central.

The event organisers are looking for new voices and ideas to inform, inspire and surprise the audience – they are seeking nominations for speakers, presentation/performances, activities/workshops.

For more details, see the attached – 2021_NSLiveNorth_Media Pack_update (pdf))

For applications, see the attached – Nomination Form NSL North (docx). Send completed forms to New Scientist Live nslspeakers@newscientist.com by 30 April 2020.

Note that if you wish to run an exhibition stand there is a cost for space, see the attached – New Scientist Live North Exhibition Costs (pdf) and for exhibition space layout see the attached – New Scientist 2021 North (Sales plan) (pdf)

Posted on behalf of Jacqui McCarron, Sales Director, New Scientist
E:  Jacqui.McCarron@newscientist.com

New Scientist Live Call for Speakers

New Scientist Live returns to London on 15-18 October 2020 and we’re looking for speakers and performers who will engage, inform, inspire and delight. Could that be you?

New Scientist Live is for everyone curious about science and why it matters. We bring together more than 140 speakers and 130 exhibitors at ExCeL to create an unrivalled atmosphere and energy, packed with thought-provoking talks, ground-breaking discoveries, interactive experiences, workshops and performances.

In 2019, we welcomed more than 40,000 visitors, launched our first dedicated schools programme and made over 2,000 tickets available free to students from disadvantaged schools. And there’s more. Most New Scientist Live talks live on as high-quality videos on our website, which attracts 3.6 million unique users.

If you know someone who should be at New Scientist Live, we want to hear from you. Please fill in the attached speaker nomination form by 31st January and return to nslspeakers@newscientist.com.

If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Jacqui McCarron on either jacqui.mccarron@newscientist.com or 020 7611 1248. We are offering 100 additional tickets for schools groups with a high proportion of children from a disadvantaged background for new universities or departments who book before the end of February.

Posted on behalf of Jacqui McCarron​, Sales Director, New Scientist

New Scientist Live Organiser visiting Manchester – Tuesday 8th January

On Tuesday 8th January, Jacqui McCarron from New Scientist will be visiting the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (North Campus) to discuss any possible contributions from the University of Manchester to the science festival, which is held every autumn in London. I have organised contribution of an interactive stand on behalf of our institute for the past 3 years but am looking into different options for the future. To find out more about the event, please see the link below:

https://live.newscientist.com

If you would be interested in coming along or meeting Jacqui at some point during the day, please let me know –  nicholas.weise@manchester.ac.uk

Dr Nicholas Weise SFHEA, Lecturer || E-Learning Lead || Deputy Director (Social Responsibility) || School of Chemistry || Faculty of Science and Engineering || The University of Manchester

New Scientist Live – the UK’s biggest festival of ideas and discovery, launches this September

For four days this September (22-25), New Scientist Live will be like nowhere else on Earth. The inaugural New Scientist Live event, courtesy of the team behind the world’s most popular science weekly, is a four-day festival of ideas and discovery taking place at ExCeL London. With British astronaut Tim Peake set to open the show, don’t miss a great day out for your family.

Prepare to be wowed and amazed by the latest science, technology and more. Don’t miss the Bloodhound 1000mph rocket car and driving simulator, the world’s leading robots and drones, a 3D Selfie Booth, Virtual Reality experiences, science workshops for all ages and abilities, over 100 world-leading scientists, a robotic cocktail bar and lots lots more.

See, hear and touch the future at New Scientist Live; it’s science as you’ve never seen it before.

For further information visit www.newscientistlive.com.

Special ticket offer! Dr Sheena Cruickshank, Senior Lecturer in Immunology and Academic Lead for Public Engagement with Research here at The University of Manchester will be a presenting a Science Live talk – Are We Too Clean? As such, a limited number of very discounted tickets are available for staff and students from The University of Manchester.  You can purchase tickets to New Scientist Live for just £14.50 (usually £29 on the door)* PLUS, kids 12 and under go free. *transaction fee applies, must be booked by midnight 21/9/16, kids 12 and under go free (excluding Main Stage)

If you’d like to take up that offer, email: engagement@manchester.ac.uk for details.