The BIG Event
The BIG Event is our biggest event of the year. This 2.5 day conference held in July is based at a different UK venue every year.
The programme sessions cover a wide range of issues and topics in informal science education, and are usually presented in a hands-on and interactive way. There is also plenty of opportunity for networking with other science communicators.
"The BIG Event is not a conference, it is far more than that. The event offers a friendly, relaxed environment where people come together to support each other and share knowledge. A brilliant experience which left me with a head full of new ideas and a renewed passion for what I do." - Rebecca Cottrell, Engineering Education Consultant and Research Student
"Who knew a conference could be so much fun?!" - Luiza Patorski, Science Oxford
Past BIG Events:The Little Event is BIG’s one-day training session for people who are new to STEM communication. It is held in January, usually at Thinktank in Birmingham.
2018 - Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
2017 - Centre for Life, Newcastle
2016 - W5, Belfast
2015 - John Innes Centre, Norwich
2014 - Museum of Natural History, Oxford
2013 - Glasgow Science Centre
2012 - National Railway Museum, York
2011 - At-Bristol Science Centre, Bristol
2010 - Centre for Life, Newcastle
2009 - Royal Institution, London
2008 - Techniquest Glyndwr, Wrexham
2007 - Magna Science Centre, Rotherham
The Little Event
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.
"Friendly atmosphere and small number of participants which allowed me to talk with many people." - Delegate, Little Event 2017
"It was a great introduction to science communication"- Delegate, Little Event 2017
We also run several other events during the year, often one-day training courses based on a particular topic. They are held at various venues in the UK.
Some of the recent past topics have been on How to Train Researchers, Social Media in Science Communication and The Power of Cryogenic Science. Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming events you might be interested in.