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BIG event 2018
18-20 July 2018 - Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

The BIG Event is a three day get-together every summer to share skills and experiences, develop professional links and keep up-to-date with the STEM engagement field. This is the place to hone your skills and recharge your professional batteries, pick up great ideas and show off your talents to peers.

It provides an unmissable opportunity to squeeze the skills and ideas out of all the STEM engagement people you can in a short space of time. It’s like power juice for STEM communicators.


The content for the BIG Event is created by the members. And the people who say they get the most out of it are the people who contribute the content. The call for session proposals is now closed.


To register to attend the BIG Event 2018, click here. If you are a speaker and have a speaker registration code, you can click here.


You are responsible for arranging and paying for your own accommodation. There will be a free shuttle bus from Winchester city centre to the Winchester Science Centre each day. This will enable people to book city centre accommodation which will be cheaper than the onsite hotel (Holiday Inn). The shuttle is paid for by BIG and will be free to BIG delegates.

DRAFT Programme BIG Event 2018 (updated 18 March) - Click Here


Jan 2018 - The Call for session proposals opens until 27 February 2018. Propose a session here: (you will need to register and login before you can propose a session)

Late Feb 2018 - Sessions proposals close; sessions approved by Session Advisory Panel

March 2018 - Registration opens (early bird prices); sessions leaders notified of session status; first draft programme published

Early April 2018 - Early bird registration closes and full price registration opens; BIG Bursaries open

May 2018 - BIG Bursaries close 

June 2018 - Final programme published

July 2018 - Event takes place 18-20 July at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Watch this space, follow us on Twitter @bigchats or sign up to the big-chat email discussion list for developments

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