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  • 24 Jul 2013 11:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    You can follow the comings and goings of this year's BIG Event at Glasgow Science Centre on Twitter from today using the hashtag #bigevent13

  • 09 Jul 2013 10:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Still undecided about whether to attend this year's BIG Event in Glasgow? The time is now. With only 10 places left, the final programme is available to view and download from our website.
  • 16 Jun 2013 8:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    If you are a member of BIG, you will have received an email in your inboxes inviting you to vote for candidates standing for election to a position on the Executive Committee 2013/14. Please use your vote wisely - it will make all the difference.
  • 21 May 2013 9:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Fancying standing for a position on BIG's 2013/14 Executive Committee? ANY member can apply for ANY of the following roles and no previous experience is required: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. All positions will be subject to an online vote and the results will be revealed at the AGM in July. For more information contact admin@big.uk.com
  • 02 May 2013 2:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Valerie Mellon, Assistant Producer with Nina and the Neurons, one of CBeebies’ flagship science programmes is announced as Keynote Speaker for the BIG Event 2013. Val’s work takes her all over the UK to meet ordinary folks with simple science questions and puts them together into an engaging programme aimed at the under sevens and their families.
  • 15 Apr 2013 11:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The deadline for applying for a bursary to attend this year's BIG Event taking place at Glasgow Science Centre is fast approaching!

    The bursary provides registration fees for the BIG Event and gives limited travel and accommodation support. This is open to BIG members who are in the first five years of their professional career and have not attended a previous BIG Event.

    To apply for a conference place through the bursary, please download the form and guidelines from www.big.uk.com/bigevent

    Deadline for application: Friday 26 April 2013 (late applications will not be considered – sorry).
  • 05 Apr 2013 3:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Can't afford to join 150+ STEM engagement professionals at the BIG Event but really, really, REALLY want to?

    This year BIG is offering 2-3 bursary places to attend the BIG Event taking place at Glasgow Science Centre on 24-26 July 2013.

    The bursary provides registration fees for the BIG Event and gives limited travel and accommodation support. This is open to BIG members who are in the first five years of their professional career and have not attended a previous BIG Event.

    To apply for a conference place through the bursary, please download the form and guidelines from www.big.uk.com/bigevent

    Deadline for application: Friday 26 April 2013 (late applications will not be considered – sorry).

    Submission of an article (approx 400 words) for BIG’s enewsletter related to your conference attendance is a requirement of the bursary scheme and expenses will be issued on receipt of the article. We also hope you will be willing to give a hand at the conference where required; this gives you a great opportunity to create links with other delegates.

    Find out more about the BIG Event at www.big.uk.com
  • 20 Feb 2013 12:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The BIG Event is a three-day conference providing an unmissable opportunity to squeeze the skills and ideas out of all the STEM engagement people you can in a short space of time.

    The conference is relevant for designers, presenters, educators, students, front of house staff, evaluators, educationalists, funders, and anyone involved in the public engagement with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Many people working in the STEM engagement field have little opportunity to cross paths with their peers, so the BIG Event was designed with exactly this in mind.

    More than 40 workshops, discussions, shows, and even a sprinkling of sessions that surpass classification; this is the place to:
    share skills and experiences
    develop professional links and keep up-to-date with the STEM engagement field
    hone your skills and recharge your professional batteries
    pick up great ideas and show off your talents to peers

    Register and find out more HERE

    Any questions, please contact Rachel Mason event@big.uk.com
  • 14 Dec 2012 3:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It’s time folks! Time to put forward your excellent ideas for sessions that will plump out the BIG Event with succulent morsels of professional development.

    The BIG Event, taking place on 24-26 July 2013 at Glasgow Science Centre 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.

    If you have a project you would like to share with others – because it’s brilliant, because it’s in progress or because it needs love and support from like-minded people – then get it out to your peers. This is the chance to meet people who can help you in your STEM engagement work, partner your project, solve your problem, help you get funding, teach you skills, find you a new job, or simply feel your pain. Don’t just sit in the audience – join the show by proposing a session of your own. The BIG Event is all about sharing skills and experiences so why not share yours?

    To give you some ideas, really good past sessions include:

    • Workshops to develop themed trails or create props and simple exhibits
    • Training to improve presentations, like stage presence, prop handling and use of humour and emotion
    • Sessions inviting you to have a good play with your content and explore its potential
    • Sessions to help you market your wares or sell yourself to the employer of your dreams
    • Opportunities to get into the minds of funders
    • Delegates bringing their works-in-progress to get your help in refining them
    • Workshops to create collaborative content for an activity, like busking, outdoors, water, dialogue, U3A, 14-19, Foundation Stage, collections, you name it…

    The call for session proposals is now open. Propose your session online by following the link below.

    If you haven’t put forward a session before and would like to discuss your ideas first, please contact Rachel Mason event@big.uk.com

    Propose a Session    

    If you haven’t put forward a session before, BIG is here to support you – for more information on what the BIG Event is all about and what makes a good session click here
  • 13 Dec 2012 3:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    It's not too late to join other newbie science communicators at our Little Event at Thinktank on 7th January. We have a handful of places left at just £45 for BIG members. The full programme is now available to view online at www.big.uk.com/littleevent13.
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