The BIG Executive Committee are following the COVID-19 situation closely and are following Government advice on mass gatherings and social distancing.
In light of current events, the BIG Event has moved online for 2020. See the Full Programme and how to join with BIG Membership.
We are aware that a large number of our Members are freelancers, on zero-hours contracts or in other precarious situations, and that the current situation presents a challenge across the whole Sci Comm sector. With that in mind, the BIG Executive Committee have decided to roll over BIG membership, free-of-charge, for all of our current Members for 12 months. Alternatively, if you were meant to be a Speaker at the 2020 BIG Event in Cardiff and deliver your session online, you will be given a free 12 month membership. However, if you are not currently a BIG Member you can still purchase BIG Membership for the cost of £30 and enjoy the full programme of BIG Event sessions.
In place of our regular bursary scheme, we have also decided to offer up to 30 free BIG Memberships to anyone in the STEM engagement sector. If you would like to apply for a free BIG Membership, visit the Bursary Application page for more details. Applications close 5th July, 11:59pm.
However, BIG is a membership organisation that relies on membership fees and income from our events to cover our annual running costs and activities, so if you are in a situation where you are able to pay for your Membership fee, or even make a one-off donation, your support would be much appreciated so that we can support our community over the next 12 months and beyond.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
-The 2019/20 BIG Executive Committee
Updated: 11 June 2020