[ASC-list] International survey on science festivals

Will Rifkin willrifkin at unsw.edu.au
Mon Dec 15 22:36:32 UTC 2008

Do You Organise a Science Festival?

Here is a request for information on science festivals internationally  
-- see the e-mail below.

The online survey takes 10-15 minutes.  The aim is to share insights  
among organisers.

Not sure that what you run counts as a 'festival'?  Offer your  
information anyway (I am going to describe a 'virtual festival').

The information requested seems easy to recall or look up in a report,  
e.g, attendance figures.

Numbers only have to be rough.  They are a guide for counterparts.

Questions? Contact Annette Smith of the British Association for the  
Advancement of Science -- Annette.Smith at the-ba.net.


William D. Rifkin, PhD
Director, Science Communication Program
Faculty of Science, BSB-BABS
UNSW, Sydney, NSW  2052  AUSTRALIA

willrifkin at unsw.edu.au
+61 2 9385 2748
+61 2 9385 1530 fax


Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Annette Smith" <Annette.Smith at the-ba.net>
> Date: 15 December 2008 9:58:18 PM
> Subject: research into science festivals
> To all those who are involved in helping to plan and/or run a  
> Science Festival:
> I am writing to you as an attendee of the PCST post-conference event  
> held in the summer.
> I'm writing to ask you to spare 10-15 minutes before the holidays  
> start to help us with a research project that will hopefully help us  
> all to
> demonstrate the benefits of science festivals to others - and help  
> everyone to do it better.
> The aim is to collect information about as many festivals  
> internationally as possible, so we need your help to both complete the
> survey and spread the word. The survey is at:
> http://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/bnhc/sciencefestival
> We are aiming to publish a summary report, as well as a journal  
> article on behalf of the community of science festival organisers.
> The research team is currently:
> Savita Custead from the Bristol Natural History Consortium
> Karen Bultitude from University of the West of England,
> Dominic McDonald from the Oxford Trust, and
> Annette Smith from the British Association for the Advancement of  
> Science (and past President of EUSCEA).
> If you have any questions about the process, please get in touch (annette.smith at the-ba.net 
> )!
> Thanks very much in advance for your help with this, and my very  
> best wishes for the holiday season and the New Year.
> Annette
> Annette Smith, Director of Regions
> the BA (British Association for the Advancement of Science)
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