BIG Home page

Upcoming events

    • 14 Jul 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+01:00)
    • 23 Jul 2021
    • 5:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Online
    • 117

    BIG Event 2021

    The BIG Event has been moved online due to the current public health situation. See BIG's Statement on COVID-19

    For more information about the Event and the programme please return to the main BIG Event 2021 page.


    14, 15 and 16 July
    19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 July


    • £95 - Full conference (includes access to all sessions* and BIG membership)
    • £60 - Members Registration** (includes access to all sessions*; log in to register) 
    • £77 - Speaker Rate (includes access to all sessions*, BIG membership and a speaker discount; registration code required)
    • £42 - Speaker Rate for Members** (includes access to all sessions*; you will need to log in and have your Speaker code to register) 
    *Some sessions may have limited space or other requirements. 
    **By logging in as a Member, you will pay £35 less. However, this does not renew your BIG Membership. When your Membership expires (12 months after it was last activated), you will need to renew it for £35. 


    If you are paying by invoice (purchase order) or cheque, please select the option on the payment screen.

    The REGISTER button is on the left menu at the bottom. 

    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    Payment for all events must be received by the first day of the event. If payment is not received by the day of the event, your attendance cannot be honoured at the event.

    We can, by prior arrangement only, honour your attendance at the event if an official purchase order number has been generated and is being processed by your organisation’s finance department.

    If you wish to cancel your registration:

    •  a full refund will be issued for cancellations at least 30 days prior to the event start.
    • 50% refund will be issued for for cancellations at least 15 days prior to the event start. 
    • 25% refund will be issued for cancellations made at least 5 days prior to the event start. 
    • cancellations made less than 5 days prior to the event start will not be refunded.
    • if your registration was paid by PayPal, any refunds or part-refunds will minus the small fee that BIG pays to PayPal.

    You may transfer your registration (and membership) to a colleague for no charge with up to 24-hours’ notice of the event start.

    In the event of non-attendance at the event, refunds will not be given.

    • 20 Jul 2021
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Zoom
    • 30

    RESILIENCE training - A Special BIG Event workshop

    Tuesday 20 July, 2021 - 2:30-5:00pm 
    via Zoom

    What will happen in this Skills Building Workshop? 

    This workshop asks how - as producers, project managers, funders, artists and administrators  - we value ourselves alongside the work we are delivering. 

    Georgina first began exploring resilience as part of the development of a digital game, commissioned by the BBC/Somethin' Else in 2011. After experiencing her own ‘burnout’ working as a senior creative producer in large-scale organisations, she began to research and develop workshop content which explores what causes us to reach our limits and how can we create more sustainable working approaches. As mental health continues to gain recognition in the media and workplace, Georgina is particularly interested in the sustainability of individuals working across 'passion sectors'.  

    Inspired by the work of Sophy Banks, Joanna Macey and her lived experience, Georgina has created a group-based workshop that is creative, interactive and practical. 

    Over the course of two and a half  hour workshop, we will:

    • Begin to define resilience
    • Start to recognise what pushes us beyond our limits
    • Begin to identify practical steps to stay resilient as we addressing our own, personal balance

      Who is the day for?

      • Anyone who programmes events
      • Heads of Science
      • Anyone delivering large programmes of work
      • Managers looking to support teams through self led practice
      • Anyone interested in understanding ‘burnout'

      Your Trainer

        Georgina Bednar, No Ordinary Experience

        Georgina is the founder of No Ordinary Experience, a small arts led company working across social, education, place-making and charity sectors. Georgina began her career facilitating with young people and communities outside of the mainstream arts venues. As a facilitator, she has worked extensively within youth contexts, faith communities and professionals across arts organizations to drive collaborative conversations creating change. She is a consultant with Tonic Theatre imbedding change, diversity and staff wellbeing within organisations such as the Royal Opera House, Sadler's Wells and The British Science Association. Georgina has created personal development programmes with The Children Society & Southbank Centre and convened programmes for The British Council. She has coached MA students at Central School of Speech and Goldsmith University and works 1:1 with senior leaders across the Arts. She has trained in Relational Dynamics, Open Spaces, Forum Theatre & other arts based practices, and recently trained with Jenny McKewan in Systematic Coaching (e.g. Constellations).


        £5 for BIG members; limited availability, registration is required

        Non-members will need to join BIG first at an annual cost of £35 and then come back to register for the workshop as a member. 

      Past events

      10 May 2021 Bursary Application - BIG Event 2021
      15 Mar 2021 BIG Pilot - Mentee expression of interest
      21 Jan 2021 The Little Event 2021 - Online
      15 Dec 2020 The Little Event Bursary Application - 2021
      22 Jul 2020 BIG Event 2020 (Non-Speakers)
      22 Jul 2020 BIG Event 2020 (Speakers)
      16 Jun 2020 BIG Membership Bursaries
      14 Jan 2020 The Little Event 2020
      13 Jan 2020 Risk Assessments - a BIG Skills Day
      18 Nov 2019 The Little Event Bursary Application - 2020
      01 Oct 2019 Exhibit Prototyping Skills Days - beginner level, 2 days
      21 Jul 2019 Talking Maths in Public 2019 - BIG Partnership Bursary
      17 Jul 2019 BIG Event 2019 (Speakers)
      17 Jul 2019 BIG Event 2019 (Non-Speakers)
      17 Jul 2019 What can we do to be better equality, diversity and inclusion allies?
      15 Jul 2019 Exhibit Prototyping Skills Day - intermediate level, 2 days
      24 Apr 2019 Bursary Application - BIG Event 2019
      12 Feb 2019 Training Researchers in Public Engagement
      24 Jan 2019 The Little Event 2019
      03 Jan 2019 Training Researchers in Public Engagement Bursary Application - 2019
      21 Nov 2018 The Little Event Bursary Application - 2019
      17 Oct 2018 How to Develop a Training Session: a BIG Skills Day
      18 Jul 2018 BIG Event 2018 (Speakers)
      18 Jul 2018 BIG Event 2018 (Non-Speakers)
      01 Jun 2018 Diversity in STEM Skills Day - SOLD OUT
      17 Jan 2018 The Little Event 2018
      13 Oct 2017 Digital Making
      01 Sep 2017 BIG's 21st Birthday Party
      19 Jul 2017 BIG Event 2017 (Non-Speakers)
      19 Jul 2017 BIG Event 2017 (Speakers)
      04 May 2017 The Power of Cryogenic Science to Inspire
      18 Apr 2017 Bursary Application - BIG Event 2017
      11 Jan 2017 The Little Event 2017
      02 Dec 2016 Using Social Media to Communicate Science
      20 Jul 2016 BIG Event 2016 (Speakers)
      20 Jul 2016 BIG Event 2016 (Non-Speakers)
      19 Apr 2016 Bursary Application - BIG Event 2016
      13 Jan 2016 The Little Event 2016
      24 Nov 2015 Working in University Outreach: How to Train Researchers
      22 Jul 2015 BIG Event 2015 (Speakers)
      22 Jul 2015 UKSFN Meeting
      22 Jul 2015 BIG Event 2015 (Non-Speakers)
      20 Apr 2015 Working in University Outreach: Skills for STEM Engagement
      26 Jan 2015 Edinburgh Sci-comm Social
      26 Jul 2014 SciComm Summer Picnic
      23 Jul 2014 UK Science Festivals Network meeting
      23 Jul 2014 BIG Event 2014 (Non-Speakers)
      23 Jul 2014 BIG Event 2014 (Speakers)
      11 Jul 2014 What’s so Special about STEM?
      11 Jun 2014 Manchester Sci-comm Burrito
      19 May 2014 BIG Ideas for Little People: Skills-Sharing for Early Years
      07 May 2014 Manchester Sci-comm Burrito
      08 Jan 2014 The Little Event 2014
      22 Feb 2013 Sci Com-edy: Making Science Communication funny
      07 Jan 2013 The Little Event 2013
      25 Jul 2012 BIG Event 2012
      08 May 2012 Maths Communication: Putting the M into STEM
      02 Apr 2012 People Power: Engaging Audiences
      17 Oct 2011 Advanced Audience Skills - Creating Astonishment
      05 Sep 2011 The Little Event 2011
      20 Jul 2011 BIG Event 2011
      21 Feb 2011 Improvisation Skills Day
      07 Sep 2010 The Little Event
      © BIG STEM Communicators Network

      BIG: the skills sharing network for STEM

      Contact BIG by emailing admin @ big dot uk dot com

      Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software