The BIG Event is delighted to be supported and hosted in 2015 by the John Innes Centre in Norwich on Wed 22 - Fri 24 July.
Get more information about the BIG Event generally here
Your session ideas can be put forward now until around the end of January on the BIG Event session site www.bigevent.info
Bring a show, a workshop, something needing tweaking, something you think is fab; bring your skills in evaluating, managing, developing, presenting, fettling; bring your planetarium, your STEM tap-routine, your busks, your… well, your stuff. But make it hands-on, make it collaborative, make it a truly sharing contribution. BIG members really don’t like to be spouted at – we like to have a go at a thing so bring the thing, not a picture of the thing.
The John Innes Centre will be fab, but different for BIG. It has a fantastic theatre for shows (pretty much perfect for the kind of work we do), lots of outdoor space, plenty of other breakout spaces – big meeting rooms, wee nooks and this year we will be offering the chance to book your overnight accommodation (at UEA across the road) through BIG’s website.
As a research facility, what the centre doesn’t have is a public area – a collection or an exhibition – so this year we’d like to change things around a little so we create something of a temporary exhibition ourselves during the three days. But what it does have is research and as such offers BIG members a chance to reflect on injecting current science into our daily bread-and-butter work and make new acquaintances to help do that together.
Right now, we particularly welcome offers to bring along shows and ideas to contribute to making a temporary exhibition. There’s lots of space for this; please get in touch with me if you’d like to have a chat about what might work.
BIG – STEM Communicators Network