The Little Event
Session 1: Thursday 11th January, 3:00 - 6:30pm; & Session 2: Saturday 13th January, 9:00am - 1:15pm Both sessions are GMT (London) time
Online via Zoom (this is a LIVE event and NOT pre-recorded)
The Little Event is BIG’s training session for people who are new to STEM communication, whether you work in a science centre or museum, volunteer for a festival, are involved in university outreach, or do anything else to engage people with science, technology, engineering and maths. The Little Event is crammed with introductory sessions focusing on developing the different skills that are useful in STEM communication; they are delivered by experienced science communicators following BIG's usual hands-on approach.
The 2023 Little Event will be online and hosted live over two days. The days are designed to work together and are booked as a package (i.e. not sold separately) and delivered LIVE. They are NOT pre-recorded sessions.
But of course, it isn't just about the sessions, it’s the people you will meet, too. The Little Event also presents a great opportunity to meet people from across the UK working in similar roles and sharing similar experiences. The 2024 programme includes sessions on Evaluation, Managing Projects, Presenting, Science Capital and Careers and will include plenty of networking time as well as short comfort breaks.
Day 1 - Thursday, 11 January
2:45-3pm: arrival and registration for a prompt 3pm start
3-6:30pm: 2 sessions (Science Capitol and Presenting Science), 3 networking opportunities and breaks
Day 2 - Saturday, 13 January
8:45-9am: arrival and registration for a prompt 9am start
9am- 1:15pm: 3 sessions (Managing Projects, Evaluation and Careers), 2 networking opportunities and breaks
Setting the Scene - Kirsty Hayward, Chair of BIG
Introducing everybody to everybody, plan for the day and a whistle-stop tour of STEM engagement.
Managing Projects - Hana Ayoob, Freelance Science Communicator and Illustrator
From small events and projects like short videos and table top interactives to podcast series and festivals, managing a project is just as important as creating its content.
Presenting Science - Isla Nakano, Science Communicator and Presenter
Have a great idea but don't know how to bring it to life? Learn about how you can present an idea, whether you're a seasoned public speaker or an absolute beginner!
Evaluation - Hannah-Rose Ford Tomlinson, Senior Audience Researcher at Science and Industry Museum
This intro to audience research will help you figure out who your audiences are, what works for them, and give you the skills you need to start planning your own evaluation.
Science Capital - Emily Fisk, Centre Manager for Science Oxford
Science Capital provides a social justice teaching approach to STEM Engagement. Understand more and see examples in practice.
Careers - Hana Ayoob, Emily Fisk, Kirsty Hayward, Hannah-Rose Ford Tomlinson and others.
Some career options, where to look for jobs, and what skills are desirable. Hear from the panel and ask your questions, too.
BIG members: cost £50 login as a member first to be able to register for the Member rate. To login as a Member, use the email address you used to join BIG. If you can't remember what this is, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-members: cost is £85 and includes BIG Membership for 1 year.