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Tickets on sale for the UK Science Festivals Network Conference 2017

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Join us for the first ever UK Science Festivals Network Conference – a new conference for anyone who is interested or involved in organising science festivals, events or activities.

9 November 2017, 10.00-18.00 | National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh | Tickets are £80+VAT pp or £40+VAT pp for UKSFN members 


Thrilling, rewarding and exhausting: three words all science festival and event organisers can relate to. Despite the chaotic mixture of emotions we often feel, we’re all in this because we have a passion for putting on exciting and engaging activities for our audiences. Whether it be fine tuning the logistics, producing a high-quality programme or meeting inspiring people, everyone has favourite (and not so favourable) aspects of their role.


The UK science festival ecosystem is diverse and constantly evolving, but we rarely take the time to celebrate what we have achieved or to look ahead to some of the challenges and opportunities for the sector. This is where the UK Science Festivals Network (UKSFN) come in – we bring together science festivals and non-science festivals with scientific content to consider the highs, lows and future of festival organisation and management.



Join us at our first ever conference to discuss best practice in diversifying audiences, programming and how to effectively evaluate events, amongst other topics. Most importantly, there will be plenty of opportunities to network and socialise with other conference attendees!

The main conference events will happen from 10.30-16.00, with a drinks reception from 16.00 onwards.



Although there will be a focus on festivals, the conference programme will be applicable and useful for anyone interested or involved in organising science events and activities in general. This conference is open to all, you do not have to be a member of the UKSFN to attend.


Click here for more information and to book tickets


If you’re tweeting, don’t forget to hashtag #UKSFN17


See you there!