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The BIG Event

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.

Learn more about the BIG Event here

Visit our Session Proposals Page to view or propose session ideas for the next BIG Event: Get in touch with Session Leaders directly if you would like to contribute. 

If you would like to host a BIG Event, in the future, please get in touch with Ashley Kent, the BIG Event Coordinator on We'd love to talk with you. 

 The Little Event

Thursday 16 January 2025; 3pm-6:30pm &
Saturday 18 January 2025; 9am-1:15pm

The Little Event is BIG’s two day training session for people who are new to STEM communication. It takes place online in January and booking opens in November.      

The programme is designed to give a gentle introduction to the skills and opportunities of a career in informal science education, as well as providing a friendly networking opportunity.

Is the Little Event for you? Learn more about the Little Event here

Sci Comm Socials

BIG’s Sci Comm Socials are a regular social gathering of people who work in, or are interested in, science communication, outreach or public engagement in STEM. The sessions run approximately every two weeks and each session is hosted by a different group/person/organisation. These are primarily social in nature, but it’s also a chance to share news, ideas, upcoming events and thoughts on STEM communication.

Sessions are free to attend and you do not need to be a Member of BIG to participate. 

See the Schedule: BIG's Sci Comm Online Socials

Looking for an in person Sci Comm social near you? This is a handy list of groups who meet semi-regularly 

BIG Bursaries

BIG bursaries provide financial assistance to enable members to attend one of our conference events. 

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